Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is under the impression that if he or another Democrat were to win in 2020 and enact some sort of anti-gun campaign (mandatory buybacks or confiscation) that citizens would not resist the order.
On Saturday, during a speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention, O’Rourke said he believed people would comply with the order and that local law enforcement would not need to go door-to-door.
“No. I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. 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. I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kinds of mass killings in this country,” O’Rourke said, as the Washington Examiner reports.
The former Texas Congressman said he believed people would see a new law, which would strip them of their right to carry a firearm, as just any other law.
“How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law. You know that a law is not created in a vacuum,” O’Rourke answered.
“You’ll have the input of members of Congress who are going to reflect their constituents’ interests, and at the end of the day, I agree to get to a solution that protects your Second Amendment rights while protecting the lives of everyone in this country,” he continued.
The Washington Examiner reports:
O’Rourke has repeated his pledge to initiate a mandatory buyback of assault weapons while on the campaign trail, telling voters just last weekend, “That’s exactly what we are going to do.”
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