Beto Walks Back His Gun Buyback: Keep AR-15s ‘At A Hunting Club’

Eric Scheiner | October 30, 2019
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Confronted with questions about his plan to have armed officers come to your home to ensure the government “buys back” your AR-15, Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke walked back his plan a bit recently.

After being questioned by an Iowa 8th grader late last week about those that use the most common sporting rifles in America to hunt, Beto came up with an alternative.

If the government decides you have a “legitimate” need for your gun, you can keep your AR-15. Just not in your house, with your other possessions.

“Perhaps a way to address a legitimate concern or need is to ensure that those who have or want to use an AR15 are able to keep it at a hunting club or at a gun range so that there is some control and safeguards are still placed on that firearm,” Beto said.

O’Rourke didn’t say if the government would come to your house and make sure you are complying with his rule. Like he previously did when talking about his government gun buyback plan for AR-15s and AK-47s.

“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,” Beto told MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier this month.