He almost certainly doesn’t realize it, but Beto O’Rourke is likely to be the worst thing to happen to the gun-control movement in decades — and, if he continues in this mode, he may turn out to be the worst thing to happen to the Democratic party in a long time, too. In Houston last night, O’Rourke abandoned his cloying euphemisms (“mandatory buybacks”) and delivered a deliberate, carefully scripted endorsement of gun confiscation, which, within minutes, his campaign began to sell on t-shirts. “Hell yes,” Beto said, “we’re going to take your AR-15.”
Thus, upon the instant, did two decades’ worth of Democratic rhetoric go up in a puff of smoke.
Beto’s increasingly unhinged rhetoric is not only at odds with political reality — is he unaware that that the Democratic House failed this week to marshall enough votes for ban on the sale of “assault weapons,” let alone for confiscation? — it also chronically undermines the assurances on which the Democratic party’s more modest gun-control proposals have been built. For years, Democrats have insisted that “nobody is coming for your guns,” and they have used that line to explain why their coveted registry and desired licensing systems do not pose a threat to anyone but criminals. The current push for an expansion of the background check system rests heavily upon this assurance: “Don’t worry about the de facto registry,” advocates like to argue, “it won’t affect you at all.” With reckless abandon, O’Rourke just blew straight through that, screaming, “yes, it will!”
And in the worst possible way, too.
If he believes this, why doesn’t he and Democrats simply pass a law demandin…. er, suggesting that criminals turn in their weapons and stop committing crimes? Why wouldn’t they comply?
But, even better than Puto O’Rook’s bold-face threat against lawful gun owners, his response to Texas Representative Briscoe Cain’s warning clarifies even more Democrat intentions and tendencies. O’Rotten shows us how, in the hands of fascist Democrats, “red flag” laws would actually work. First, they would issue an unconstitutional and unprovoked threat, then react to the defensive reaction with illegal confiscation and arrest. I’ll be writing to my Senator and Representative today to make it clear that I expect them to oppose any and all new anti-gun legislation that cannot be shown capable of having prevented past gun crimes and, no way, no how are any “red flag” laws to be made available to anti-gun despots.
@Deplorable Me: We dont need to wait for the DNC to confiscate our weapons, RED FLAG laws combined with mental health as verbally supported by our President is their ticket.
It isnt about weapons but absolute control, they will abuse any law to maintain power, first its no guns for those that have ever taken a prescription for feeling blue or ADD, or PTS, then they are crazy and a danger for radical beliefs like thinking the bill of rights constrains the all powerful government.
It happened in the Soviet Union against political opponents, labor camps more rehabilitative measures in 1947, we learn nothing.
I want to see David Hogg and his March for our Lives totaly Humiliated