Michael Bennet: We Should Be Focused on Background Checks — Mandatory Buybacks a Recipe for Getting Nothing Done

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) separated himself from fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on mandatory buybacks of “assault rifles.”

Both Swalwell and Booker support buyback programs, but Bennet warned that would get nothing done to solve the issue of gun violence in the United States.

“I think where we should be focused is on the background checks,” Bennet told “CNN Newsroom” host Poppy Harlow before saying a background check would have played a huge role in preventing the Sandy Hook shooting.

Harlow followed that up by asking Bennet if he would take it a step further and support a buyback program.

“I would say that pushing for mandatory buybacks would be a recipe for getting nothing done, and I want to get something done,” he advised.
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