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National law enforcement organizations harshly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s plan to send police officers to collect AR-15s and AK-47s from those who refuse to turn them in under his mandatory buyback scheme.

In interviews with the Washington Free Beacon, leaders from groups representing hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers described Beto’s gun confiscation plan as “ridiculous,” “asinine,” and likely unconstitutional.

The article goes on to state the following:

Their comments come after Beto told MSNBC on Wednesday that he would send “law enforcement to recover” firearms from those who would not comply with his buy-back plan. O’Rourke vividly described the plan at September’s Democratic primary debate, declaring that “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

The Free Beacon report goes on to quote multiple law enforcement officials, sheriffs and police union leaders who blasted O’Rourke for his plan.

Free Beacon reporter Stephen Gutowski said in a series of Twitter posts:

I asked the biggest police groups in America what they thought of Beto’s plan to send police to take certain guns from Americans en mass and they were not shy about slamming the idea…

The National Fraternal Order of Police said the plan was inconsistent with the 2nd Amendment and mocked Beto’s polling numbers.

Sheriff AJ Louderback, a committee member for the National Sheriffs’ Association, told me many sheriffs simply wouldn’t comply with Beto’s plan to send law enforcement to confiscate people’s guns en mass.

“This guy’s plan is ridiculous,” Louderback said of Beto’s plan. “Everyone is looking for solutions to violent crime but this isn’t one of them. I’m not going to harass my citizens for owning guns.”

The National Association of Police Organizations went a step further by calling him a hypocrite because he previously labeled law enforcement part of the “new Jim Crow” but now saying he wants to use them to confiscate Americans’ guns.

Several individual sheriffs also slammed Beto’s confiscation plan in a recent piece by @Julio_Rosas11. It seems law enforcement is not interested in trying to take Americans’ gun en mass.

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