"For me, it really took listening to those families who had lost someone in El Paso, who had survived that mass shooting, to think that problem all the way through and realize that if it was bad to sell them, then to leave 10 million of them out there on the streets, every single one of them a potential instrument of terror, that was wrong too. And we must buy them back. So you asked about might my path to come to this conclusion."
"I used to be almost proud of the fact that I could have this conversation with people who had AR 15s at our town halls in Texas when I was running for Senate. Just kind of you know said well that's Texas. And they're responsible gun owners and there's nothing to fear. I now know there's a lot to fear and those weapons are brought out to make us afraid."