Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke promises if he is elected president he will initiate a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. O’Rourke, who has made gun control the focus of his campaign, was asked how he would address the fear some Americans have about the government taking their assault weapons away.

O’Rourke answered, “I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do. Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to stay on our streets, to show up in our communities, to be used against us in our synagogues, our churches, our mosques, our Walmarts, our public places.”


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