At Tuesday’s Democrat presidential candidate debate, former mayor and Obama administration official Julian Castro said he opposes mandatory gun buyback laws because of police violence and door-to-door searches:
“There are two problems I have with mandatory buybacks. Number one, folks can't define it, and if you’re not going door to door, then it's not really mandatory. But also, in the places I grew up in, we weren't exactly looking for another reason for cops to come banging on the door.
“You all saw a couple days ago what happened to Tiana Jefferson in Fort Worth. A cop showed up at two in the morning at her house when she was playing video games with her nephew – he didn’t even announce himself - and within four seconds he shot her and killed her through her home window. She was in her own home.
“And so, I am not going to give these police officers another reason to go door to door in certain communities because police violence is also gun violence and we need to address that.”