Beto does NOT believe in the Second Amendment and he REALLY doesn’t like the fact that so many American own guns. He thinks he has a solution.
He ‘when he becomes President’ — which is roughly equivalent to ‘when pigs fly’ he’s going to ‘do something’ about the gun problem. Of course, that is assuming the problem is the guns, and not the people using them, but we’ll come back to that.
A reporter asked Robert Francis O’Rourke about his plans for dealing with the gun issue. He didn’t mince words.
Robert Francis O’Rourke announces that if he's elected he is going to confiscate your guns:
Reporter: How do you address fears that the government is going to confiscate people's semi-auto firearms?
O’Rourke: “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do” pic.twitter.com/IQxIkhM1Yj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 1, 2019
Q: How do you address the fears of the government is going to take away those assault rifles — if you are talking about buybacks and banning?
A: So, I wanna be really clear, that — uh — that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Uh — Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to saty on our streets to show up in our communities…
That sounds a lot like a law infringing the right to bear arms. And who, exactly, will do the enforcing of said law? We’ve already seen a fatality when police showed up to take a 61-year old Baltimore man’s gun over their new Red Flag laws, and when he refused to relinquish it, a struggle ensued, and he was shot dead in his own home.
Now multiply this scenario over millions and millions of lawful gun owners. How do you THINK this is going to work out? All it will accomplish is that, through the stroke of a pen, lawful gun owners will suddenly become criminalized.
And what will it accomplish, really?
The El Paso shooting that Beto used to point his bony accusing finger at Trump — would his approach have done to stop that? Could he possibly be getting the facts wrong? Let’s look at some of that finger-pointing he’s been doing:
The El Paso shooter, ironically, was an outspoken supporter of Beto O’Rourke. It took Beto only 9 hours from the first shot to blame the president for the shooters actions — despite the fact that the shooter actually was one of his biggest supporters and an opponent of the president and his agenda. The Dayton shooter, also a Democrat, was a socialist, a supporter of Elizabeth Warren, and was openly critical of the president on social media. Within a day of the shootings Warren not only blamed the president for both shooters actions but also inexplicably the Fox television network. The irony is that since the 2016 election the vast majority of mass shootings have been perpetrated by people of color who identify as Democrats — not Republicans.
But if they want any shot at unseating Trump in 2020, they’ve GOT to keep beating that racism drum. It’s their only shot.
They also portray USA as the worst Western nation for this problem, somehow uniquely affected by this blight.
That same Medium article provides a useful chart for challenging that assertion with some hard numbers.
Beto, like some others in the Dem 2020 clown car, is the American version of Chavez, who has an ultimate belief in the power in a benevolent government.
All we need to do, he would argue, is disarm the populace and pour more and more power into the concentrated hands of the government.
But we have seen right here at home — despite all of our checks and balances — that our own government is vulnerable to corruption. We’ve seen it with Spygate, we’ve seen in with government overreach. We’ve seen it with people in power running roughshod over the rights of those who have none.
Human nature is not different here in America just because we have greater wealth, or a robust and stable political system. Other great nations have crumbled from within, have suffered coups, or have turned on their own civilians.
Maintaining an armed populace is that final check-and-balance against the corruptibility of human nature projecting political power against a free people.