Sunday, September 15, 2019

But, the honesty was refreshing. BTW the AR 15 is not a military weapon...

Mitchell: Beto’s Gun Remarks Make Passing Gun Control Harder

O'Rourke: 'Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47'

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said that presidential candidate Beto Rourke's (D.) call for a mandatory buyback of AR-15s and AK-47s could make it harder to pass gun control measures.
"What Beto O'Rourke said last night may have actually complicated this measure for the Democrats on the hill who are trying to negotiate a deal," Mitchell said on her show Andrea Mitchell Reports Friday afternoon.
"Now Pat Toomey has tweeted out that what Beto had said has actually made it more difficult to get consensus on the background checks," she continued.
During the third Democratic debate, O'Rourke emphatically called for a seizure of AR-15s and AK-47s.
"Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," he said. "We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore."
O'Rourke's call drew rapid criticism from legislators. "I agree with @ChrisCoons. This is an awful and extreme idea. Thankfully, there's not enough support in Congress to do it," Sen. Toomey (R., Pa.) wrote on Twitter. "But this rhetoric undermines and hurts bipartisan efforts to actually make progress on commonsense gun safety efforts, like expanding background checks."

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