Beto rips Schumer for doing "absolutely nothing about guns"

Mar 2012
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Beto O’Rourke lit into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on gun control on Thursday, accusing him of doing “absolutely nothing” on the issue.

“Ask Chuck Schumer what he’s been able to get done,” the Democratic presidential candidate told reporters after a town hall here, responding to Schumer’s recent dismissal of O’Rourke’s call for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. “We still don’t have background checks. Didn’t have them when he was in the majority, either. So the game that he’s played, the politics that he’s pursued have given us absolutely nothing and have produced a situation where we lose nearly 40,000 of our fellow Americans every year.”

"I don't know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O'Rourke, but it's no excuse not to go forward," Schumer said, according to the report.

O’Rourke’s supporters have touted recent polling showing public support for a buyback, especially among Democrats. The subject remains politically fraught, however, and some Democrats have accused O’Rourke of playing into Republican fears about gun seizures.

But O'Rourke, speaking at a town hall near the theater where a gunman killed 12 people in 2012, suggested he is open to expanding his proposal even more to include additional classes of guns.

Of Schumer and mandatory buybacks, O’Rourke said, “What he may not know, but what I hear loud and clear— because I’m traveling the country listening to my fellow Americans — is that the people are there.”

O'Rourke rips Schumer for doing 'absolutely nothing' on guns
 
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O'Rourke needs to go away now. We have had a look at him nationally and he's not ready for prime time Presidential politics.
 
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Mar 2012
59,459
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New Hampshire
O'Rourke needs to go away now. We have had a look at him nationally and he's not ready for prime time Presidential politics.
Thing is he had a great chance at the TX senate. But now even that is slipping away.