Fox News reports that Dillon, who served as Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s campaign manager before switching to the Biden campaign after O’Rourke’s departure from the Democratic primary, embraced O’Rourke’s plan to confiscate millions of legally-purchased rifles and guns defined as “assault weapons.”
The former Texas congressman declared during a Sept. 2019 primary debate: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
“We are actually the only campaign with a plan…that supports mandatory buybacks of weapons of war,” she says in the video. “An assault weapon ban is very, very important, and we need to have it. But that only takes weapons of war off the streets in the future. It does nothing for weapons of war that are currently out there.”
She estimated the mandatory buyback would affect “15 or 16 million” guns.
According to the latest estimates by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, it’s actually closer to 20-million, neither Dillon, O’Rourke, or Biden himself have said how they plan to implement and enforce their desired gun ban. Biden’s plan, as detailed on his campaign website, would require the owners of so-called assault weapons and large capacity magazines to either hand them over to the government in exchange for an undefined amount of cash, register those items under the National Firearms Act, or risk a ten-year prison sentence for possession of an unregistered NFA item.