Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia dismissed fellow Democrat Beto as “one human being. He gave his own opinion”.
He adds, “I can tell you one thing: [Beto] is not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?”
Manchin is not the only Democrat criticizing Beto’s call for gun confiscation.Last week, Sen. Chris Coons said that Beto’s “hell yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15s” line from the debate will be “played for years at 2nd Amendment rallies.”
He said on the CNN, “ I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns...and frankly I don’t think having our presidential candidates, like Congressman O’Rourke did, say that we’re going to try to take people’s guns against their will is a wise policy or political move...I don’t think the majority of senate or the country is going to embrace mandatory buy backs.