A reporter asked Beto in Charlottesville how he’d reassure people afraid the gov’t would take their assault weapons away.
“I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do,” he said. If you own an AK-47 or AR-15, “you’ll have to sell them to the government.”
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) August 31, 2019
“If we don’t call it out for what it is, if we’re not able to speak clearly… act decisively, then we will continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America and I cannot accept that,” presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reacts to the deadly mass shootings in Texas. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/oEzCLeZYiy
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 1, 2019
We need to buy back every single assault weapon. https://t.co/06UhoUGrzD
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 31, 2019
“I want to be very clear. The government will not take away your guns. But if you own guns, you will be forced to sell them to the government”