Beto: Americans Will Comply with Gun Confiscation Plan
2020 Democrat says police won't need to go 'door to door' for mandatory buyback plan
Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke has said that police won't need to go "door to door" to confiscate firearms from citizens as Americans will comply with his mandatory gun buyback plan and surrender their weapons willingly.
Speaking to a reporter in Manchester, New Hampshire this weekend, Texas Democrat O'Rourke said he doesn’t think law enforcement would have to confiscate Americans’ guns because people would simply comply with the law.
Beto is calling for a change in the law that would mean law-abiding citizens would be legally forced to surrender their "assault rifles."
“I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door,” Beto told the Washington Examiner.
"I see Americans complying with the law."
“I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution,” the 46-year-old said.
"I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country."
“How do you — how do we enforce any law?" he was also quoted as saying.
"There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law.
"You know that a law is not created in a vacuum.”
O’Rourke confirmed his plan for mandatory confiscation last week.
“I was asked how I’d address people’s fears that we will take away their assault rifles,” he said in a tweet.
"I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do."
“Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons.
"All of them.”
I was asked how I'd address people's fears that we will take away their assault rifles.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 2, 2019
I want to be clear: That's exactly what we're going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them. pic.twitter.com/YbnSsz3bVy
O’Rourke qualified for this week’s Democratic debate, however, he remains low in the polls.
According to RealClearPolitics, he only has 2.3 percent support in the primary race for the Democratic nomination.
The former Texas congressman has attempted to make fighting against gun violence one of his signature issues following two mass shootings in Texas this summer.