Presidential hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg tussled over the Texas Democrat’s plan to confiscate military-style weapons during Tuesday night’s debate.
During the debate, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked O’Rourke how he planned to obtain weapons from gun owners who refuse to give them up.
“If someone does not turn in an AR-15 or an AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public and brandishes it in an attempt to intimidate as we saw — we were at Kent State recently — then that weapon will be taken from them,” O’Rourke stated. “If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement. But the expectation is that Americans will follow the law. I believe in this country, I believe in my fellow Americans. I believe that they will do the right thing.”