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Beto on His Gun Confiscation Plan: ‘Has To Be Consequences,’ Officers Will ‘Visit’

‘We’re a country of laws’

EXCERPT:

O’ROURKE: “I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for -- for the law. So you know, in that case I think there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else. But -- but my faith is in this country and in my fellow Americans following the law and listening to people who own AK-47s and AR-15s who acknowledge, who concede they don’t need it for self-protection. They don’t need it to hunt. Its real true purpose and use is -- is on a battlefield. And -- and I think that’s important to acknowledge because when you talk to the people of Dayton, who saw nine gunned down in under 40 seconds, or in El Paso, 22 killed in under three minutes, it’s hard to answer their question as to why this continues to happen or why we would continue to allow more than 16 million of these weapons in our country. And Joe, we also have an example in Australia where those weapons of war were successfully bought back without going to a door to door confiscation and where you’ve seen a dramatic reduction in gun violence and a dramatic reduction in mass shootings in that country."
 

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