According to Fox News:
Vice President Harris and multiple top aides to President Biden previously said they support mandatory gun buybacks, which would force Americans to surrender certain types of firearms in exchange for monetary compensation.
Among those who have expressed support for that policy are press secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to Biden and the director of the Office of Public Engagement. Those comments were made before they worked for Biden.
Mandatory gun buybacks, which essentially amount to gun confiscation, are different from what Biden himself has said he supports. The president, during the campaign and currently on his website, backs giving Americans the option to have the government buy back guns commonly known as assault weapons, or to register them under the restrictive National Firearms Act.
“That’s something I would not rule out. These are weapons of mass destruction,” Richmond said on CNN in 2019 when asked about mandatory buybacks. Richmond was still a member of the House of Representatives at the time.
“So if it is a buyback, then I’m all for it. If it’s a mandatory buyback, I think then you may run into some complications, but the thought of it does not offend me, and it sounds like something I could support,” he added.
“I think it’s a good idea,” Harris said when asked a similar question on mandatory buybacks, according to Bloomberg.
During the presidential campaign, many Democrats were excited about comments from former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, when he said he would happily take Americans’ AR-15s.
“Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, AK-47,” O’Rourke said at a Democratic presidential debate.