Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's proposal to have the police show up at gun owners' homes and enforce a mandatory assault weapons buyback is a "joke" and would put officers in harm's way, National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police Joe Gamaldi said Tuesday.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" said that in a time where "everyone is asking [law enforcement] to bridge the gap with the community," O'Rourke's idea is ridiculous and "reeks of desperation."
"The only thing more idiotic than Beto O'Rourke suggesting that we should go door-to-door and seize citizens' property, is his current presidential run," said Gamaldi, adding, "I think he's polling at two percent."
"It puts our officers in a very dangerous situation where we're showing up to someone's house, we're armed, these people are armed. And now you expect us to seize their guns? Give me a break!" he said exasperatedly.
Last week on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," O'Rourke said: "I think there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else."