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Politics O'Rourke says he's open to broadening gun buyback proposal

05:20  20 september  2019
05:20  20 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

O'Rourke at Democratic debate: 'Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15s'

O'Rourke at Democratic debate: 'Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15s' Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) defended his proposed mandatory buyback of assault weapons during Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston. "I am, if it's a weaponed that's designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity round shreds everything inside of your body. When we see that being used against children," O'Rourke said, asked if he was proposing taking away AR-15's and AK-47's. "Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore," he continued. [email protected]: "Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47" pic.twitter.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ’ Rourke said Monday that he ’ s “ open ” to a “mandatory” gun buyback program. O ’ Rourke went on left-wing podcast “Pod Save America,” where he was asked if he would be open to “ gun licenses and mandatory buyback programs like they did in Australia” if

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ' Rourke on Friday defended his support for a mandatory gun buyback program of assault-style weapons, saying he believes it' s an issue that resonates with voters, including some conservatives.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's open to broadening his proposal to require owners of AK-47s and AR-15s to sell them to the government.

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) © Provided by The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

During an emotional town hall Thursday near the site of the Colorado theater shooting, a man who identified himself as a survivor of the 1999 Columbine massacre noted that the shooters there didn't use the military-style weapons O'Rourke wants to take. They instead used regular semi-automatic weapons. He challenged O'Rourke to confiscate those arms as well.

O'Rourke told reporters afterward: "If there's a way to improve what we proposed, I want to make sure we're reflecting that."

Most pistols and many rifles in the U.S. are semi-automatic. In contrast, there are about 10 million AK-47s and AR-15s out of more than 300 million firearms in private hands in the country.

Toomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' .
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is not helping the effort to pass gun reform legislation. "I do think Beto O'Rourke does not help things," Toomey said on NBC's "Meet the Press."O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, has come out in support of a mandatory gun buyback program for assault-style weapons, such as those that have been used in many of the nation's deadly mass shootings.

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