When it comes to pushing gun control on Americans, “The View” co-host Joy Behar has some advice for 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.
During Monday’s segment of the show, Behar suggested that 2020 hopefuls not put a lot of focus on taking guns away from Americans until after the election, if they become president.
After co-host Meghan McCain discussed how O’Rourke’s stance on gun buyback received criticism from some Democrats, Behar said, “They should not tell everything they’re going to do. Like, if you’re going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected then take the guns away.”
“Don’t tell them ahead of time,” Behar added, prompting laughter. McCain, however, responded, “That’s what people like me think they’re going to do. […] So I appreciate his honesty.”
O’Rourke had a gun plan to keep “weapons of war on the battlefield by not only banning the sale of assault weapons, but implementing a mandatory buyback of every single one of them,” as his campaign website reads. O’Rourke was vocal about his mandatory gun buyback plan.
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Among other 2020 Democrats, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) supports an assault weapons ban. Additionally, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg, among others, support a voluntary gun buyback plan.