After insisting American gun owners will “do the right thing” by turning in their firearms under his gun control plan, Beto O’Rourke said police will go door-to-door to confiscate AR-15s if people refuse to hand them over voluntarily.
The question came after Pete Buttigieg slammed the former El Paso congressman for his stance on gun control during Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor accused O’Rourke of having no plan for taking guns of the streets.
O’Rourke had previously stated that he believes “Americans will follow the law” but that there would be “consequences from law enforcement” if they don’t. However, he did not clarify until Wednesday that police officers would “visit” people to take their guns away.