Democratic White House candidate Beto O’Rourke said that citizens will comply with the law and surrender their AR-15s if his gun ban is enforced without the need for “law enforcement going door to door.”
His remarks: “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,” O’Rourke said, Breitbart reports.
“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.”
Asked to elaborate on how he plans to implement the ban, the former Texas congressman said: “How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law.”
Last week on “The View,” conservative co-host Meghan McCain was steadfast that she will not simply part with her guns and warned of possible violence erupting if such a ban is implemented.
“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America,” the conservative panelist said. “If you’re talking about going and taking people’s guns away from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”
“I’m not living without guns,” McCain said. “It’s just that simple.”
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