Beto: Americans Who Refuse to Surrender Guns Will Face 'Consequences'
Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke pushed anti-Second Amendment policies
Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke has declared that Americans who refuse to comply with his gun confiscation plan will face "consequences."
During the CNN-New York Times Democrat debate Tuesday, O’Rourke doubled down on his calls for law-abiding citizens to surrender their weapons to the government.
“Congressman O’Rourke, in the last debate you said, ‘Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,’ but when you were asked how you would enforce a mandatory buyback, you said police wouldn’t be going door to door,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked.
"So, how exactly are you going to force people to give up their weapons? You don’t even know who has those weapons."
“Look, we’re going to make sure that the priority is saving the lives of our fellow Americans,” Beto responded.
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“I expect my fellow Americans to follow the law, the same way that we enforce any provision, any law, that we have right now," The Texas politician continued.
"We don’t go door to door to do anything in this country to enforce the law.
Cooper shot back, “Congressman, just to follow up, your expectations aside, your website says you will fine people who don’t give up their weapons.
"That doesn’t take those weapons off the street. So to be clear, exactly how are you going to take away weapons from people who do not want to give them up and you don’t know where they are?”
O'Rourke responded saying people will have their weapons "taken from them."
“If someone does not turn in an AR-15 or AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public and brandishes it in an attempt to intimidate, as we saw when we were at Kent State recently, then that weapon will be taken from them,” Beto declared.
“If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement. But the expectation is that Americans will follow the law.
"I believe in this country, I believe in my fellow Americans. I believe that they will do the right thing.”
O’Rourke has been pushing extreme gun control policies as a way to re-energize his campaign.
He is openly endorsing the idea of mandatory gun confiscation for AR-15s and AK-47s.
At the last debate, O’Rourke said, “hell yes” when asked whether he was talking about taking Americans’ guns.