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Dem Sen. Coons Says O'Rourke Is Not Helping Gun Debate

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Financial Services and General Government subcommittee Ranking Member Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., questions a witness. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By    |   Sunday, 15 September 2019 01:59 PM

While respecting the passion of former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, in attempts to curb gun violence, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., rejected the call for gun seizure as neither wise policy nor politics.

"I don't think having our presidential candidates, like Congressman O'Rourke did, say that we're going to try and take people's guns against their will is a wise either policy or political move," Coons, a gun owner and skeet shooter himself, told CNN's "Newsroom." "I respect his passion.

"So, I respect what is motivating Congressman O'Rourke, but I don't think as a policy position that's going to stand muster."

Coons added Congress needs to deal with the reality of what can be done to alter Constitutional rights, and a hysterical and rhetorical reaction can damage that effort and ignore rally cries against gun control.

"That that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying Democrats are coming for your guns," Coons said.

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While respecting the passion of former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, in attempts to curb gun violence, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., rejected the call for gun seizure as neither wise policy nor politics."I don't think having our presidential candidates, like Congressman O'Rourke...
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