Meghan McCain: 'I'm not living without guns'

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McCain critiqued a proposal by presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats NRA deems O'Rourke 'Salesman of the Month' after Arizona gun store sells out of AR-15s during 'Beto Special' MSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot MORE (D-Texas) for a mandatory assault weapons buyback, saying, "If you're going to be a gun grabber, you don't get my vote."

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"Democrats, when they're in office, they do do something about guns. So if you keep rooting for Republicans, you're going to get nothing done," she said. 

McCain asserted that taking away assault weapons would cause violence. 

"The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America," the conservative panelist said. "If you're talking about going and taking people's guns away from them, there's going to be a lot of violence."

“They lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar interjected. 

"I'm not living without guns," McCain responded. "It's just that simple."

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The exchange followed a mass shooting over the weekend in Odessa, Texas, in which seven people were killed. U.S. gun laws have faced increased scrutiny since a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last month left a total of 31 people dead.