A member of the Democrat National Committee’s Platform Committee said at a planning event Wednesday that she does not believe anyone in the United States should own a gun. “I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun,” Bonnie Schaefer, former Claire’s Stores CEO and North Carolina resort and spa owner, said. “I mean that’s just my own philosophy.” Schaefer proceeded to argue that nothing good can come from having guns available to the public. “Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand, except the worst possible scenario,” she added.
Schaefer’s comments came during a discussion about gun violence in relation to the Democrat Party’s 2016 platform at the Mid-Atlantic Democrat Platform Forum in Washington, D.C. She did not mention the Second Amendment or the possibility of self-defense in her response.