Guest criticizes gun buyback proposal

Published: Sep. 20, 2019 at 12:27 PM CDT
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A Mississippi Republican is blasting Democrat presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke for his gun buyback proposal.

Cong. Michael Guest (MS-3) says O'Rourke's support for a mandatory gun buyback of assault-style rifles shows a dramatic shift.

Some prominent Democrats, like West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Tennessee Cong. Steve Cohen have come out saying O'Rourke does not speak for all Democrats and that they don't support the idea. But guest says Democrats are trending in this direction.

"We're seeing that incremental shift, smaller and smaller, in which we're seeing that there's being a move to remove firearms from law abiding citizens in America," said Guest.

Meanwhile House Democrats are pushing multiple pieces of gun control legislation through the chamber that address things like background checks and red flag laws.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not take up any gun reform bills unless he knows President Trump will sign it into law.

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