Second Amendment. I do not think it means what you think it means.
It’s amazing how quickly the left went from “no one is going to take your guns” to “MANDATORY GUN BUY BACKS NOW!” But here we are.
Democrat Presidential hopeful (I guess?) former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is still campaigning, despite horrendous polling. When he’s not reassuring would-be illegal immigrants in Mexico that all is well or trashing America, Beto’s busy plotting ways to rid America of the second amendment.
Last week, Beto crammed everything on the gun grabbing wish list into one list: red flag laws, mandatory gun buybacks, and a national registry.
Fox News with the story:
He also promised a mandatory gun buyback that would see federal authorities force gun owners to sell certain firearms to the government, whether they wished to or not.
“A gun registry in this country, licensing for every American who owns a firearm, and every single one of those AR-15s and AK-47s will be bought back so they’re not on our streets, not in our homes, [and] do not take the lives of our fellow Americans,” O’Rourke said.
He made similar comments about gun control last Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., where he outlined his proposed plan and how it would work.
“I want to be really clear that, that’s exactly what we’re going to do,” O’Rourke said. “Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to stay on our streets, to show up in our communities, to be used against us in our synagogues, our churches, our mosques, our Walmarts, our public places.”
I was asked how I’d address people’s fears that we will take away their assault rifles.
I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them. pic.twitter.com/YbnSsz3bVy
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 2, 2019
But in New Hampshire, O’Rourke said mandatory buy backs would be contingent upon citizen cooperation and then backtracked further saying, “You’ll have the input of members of Congress who are going to reflect their constituents’ interests, and at the end of the day, I agree to get to a solution that protects your Second Amendment rights while protecting the lives of everyone in this country.”
Pretty sure he has no idea what “protects your Second Amendment rights” really means. WaEx on this one:
“No. I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law. I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution. I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country,” O’Rourke said when asked by the Washington Examiner about specifics of his plan.
When pressed further about how he plans to enforce his proposal for those who would not comply, he responded, “How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law. You know that a law is not created in a vacuum.”
He added, “You’ll have the input of members of Congress who are going to reflect their constituents’ interests, and at the end of the day, I agree to get to a solution that protects your Second Amendment rights while protecting the lives of everyone in this country.”
Dude has no clue what he’s talking about or what he wants. With each sad, passing campaign day, O’Rourke looks more like a message tester and much less like a candidate. Which I suppose is a good thing for all of us.DONATE
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