The Hill reports that Democrat Sens. Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin have both distanced themselves from O’Rourke’s comments. Breitbart News reported Manchin as saying this week, “[O’Rourke’s] not taking my guns away from me.”
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) also expressed his belief that O’Rourke’s confiscatory talk “was a bit of a gift to the NRA.”
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) said he would support a “voluntary” buyback of AR-15 rifles rather than the mandatory one O’Rourke is proposing.
Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke used the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate to tell AR-15 owners, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” Breitbart News noted that O’Rourke’s admission was a game-changer, as it showed the Democrats’ intention to seize guns. MORE