(Daily Caller) Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Friday called for mandatory buybacks of so-called assault weapons, and a nationwide gun licensing program.
The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled his five-point plan a day after he announced a reset of his campaign. O’Rourke, who is polling in the low single digits, suspended his campaign after a mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso on Aug. 3. Patrick Crusius, 21, killed 22 people in what is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism and a potential hate crime.
Crusius allegedly posted an anti-Hispanic screed online shortly before the shooting.
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While most Democratic presidential contenders support expanding gun control measures, only New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has gone as far as O’Rourke in calling for mandatory buybacks and a national licensing system.