(Breitbart) – On Friday Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris voiced support for government-mandated buybacks of AR-15s and other commonly owned semi automatic rifles.
Bloomberg quoted Harris as saying, “I think it’s a good idea.” She admitted details are still outstanding regarding how the government would force gun owners to hand over their commonly owned semiautomatic rifles, but she made clear she supports implementing such a buyback plan.
Robert France “Beto” O’Rourke also supports a government-mandated buyback of AR-15s and other commonly owned semiautomatic rifles.
On August 24, 2019, Breitbart News reported O’Rourke claiming, “America has more guns than human beings.” He then transitioned to gun control, saying, “We need a mandatory buyback of every assault weapon in our country.”
All countries have video games. All countries struggle with mental health. All countries deal with hatred. But only America has more guns than human beings. To end this epidemic, we need a mandatory buyback of every assault weapon in our country. https://t.co/fJv39lF1cN
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 22, 2019
On Labor Day, O’Rourke released a video in which he assured AR-15 and AK-47 owners that he was coming for their guns if elected to the White House.
He noted that some gun owners have expressed “fears” that he wants to take away their firearms. He responded to this fear by saying, “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.
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
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 2, 2019
On September 3, 2019, The View host Meghan McCain warned that there will be violence if the government tries to take AR-15s.
[email protected] is right: The AR-15 is the most popular rifle and is commonly used in competitions, training, and home defense.
Meghan and most Americans rely on their 2nd Amendment for self-defense. The others on this show probably rely on armed guards.pic.twitter.com/hv1zYrybiw
— NRA (@NRA) September 4, 2019