MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a White House presidential contender, confirmed Saturday at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention that his mandatory firearm buyback plan would not include law enforcement door knocks.
“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 kind of mass killings in this country,” O’Rourke said when asked by the Washington Examiner about specifics of his plan.
When pressed further about how he plans to enforce his proposal for those who would not comply, he responded, “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.”
He added, “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.”
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.”
Author: Kerry Picket
Source: Washington Examiner: Beto O’Rourke: ‘I don’t see the policemen going door to door’ with my mandatory gun buyback plan