Kamala Harris was seen leaving an appearance in Miami where she was guarded by a Secret Service officer armed with an assault weapon - the same type of gun she vowed to ban.
In the photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the VP hopeful is seen leaving Florida Memorial University last week, ironically being protected by the same assault rifle that she promised to ban within the first 100 days of her term.
It's worth noting, however, that Secret Service agents are trained and equipped to handle such a weapon.
Harris made the comments during her run for president last year in a CNN town hall, where she said she would take 'executive action' if Congress didn't pass reasonable gun safety laws, which included enhanced background checks.
There was also a heavy police presence guarding the venue where Harris spoke, with at least two dozen officers protecting the Democrat who supports defunding the police and reallocating funds to community organizations and educational opportunities.
VP candidate Kamala Harris visited Florida Memorial University on Thursday in Miami and was protected by an assault rifle-wielding guard
She met with the local leaders at the historically Black university in Miami Gardens while wearing a tan pant-suit and black mask
In the photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the VP hopeful is seen being protected by the same assault weapon that she promised to ban within the first 100 days of her term
Harris has previously said that if Congress failed to enact reasonable gun safety laws she would take 'executive action' to do so
Also seen with Harris was her husband Doug Emhoff who emerged behind her wearing a white mask and being led by security
There was a heavy police presence guarding the venue where Harris spoke, with some officers coming from as far as Homestead, which is about 30miles from Miami
Also seen with Harris was her husband Doug Emhoff who emerged behind her wearing a white mask and being escorted by security.
Harris made the vow in April 2019 during a CNN town hall, where she said, 'Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the Courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.'
At the time, Harris said that if people 'want to go hunting, that's fine' but said she would advocate for new gun safety laws including requiring universal background checks.
'There are people in Washington, D.C., supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you're either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone's guns away,' she said.
At the event last week, there were about two dozen officers, with some officers coming from as far as Homestead, which is about 30miles from Miami.
When the officers were asked how they felt about the Democrat party's intentions to defund the police, they said they want more funding and more training as well.
Many of the officers were seen standing near their motorcycles with their handguns holstered, while a member secret service was seen with the rifle strapped across his body.
Harris has supported redistributing police funding, saying in June, 'For far