This week on the Sunday news shows: former congressman Beto O’Rourke called his gun confiscation plan “constitutionally sound,” Democrats condemned O’Rourke’s gun plan, and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) renewed her support for the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement.
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke defended his Thursday night comments about gun control during NBC’s Meet the Press, saying that his plan to confiscate AR-15s was “constitutionally sound.”
“This is something that we’re able to do through the Commerce Clause, and this is something that is not prevented from, wouldn’t prevent the United States from doing by the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke told host Chuck Todd. “So this is constitutionally sound.”
O’Rourke added that a confiscation plan was “absolutely necessary” for the safety of Americans, and said many gun owners whom he had spoken to agreed with him.