Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes” we’ll-take-your-guns rant during the latest of the Democrat presidential candidate debates has stiffened the backbone of the pro-gun community. Good.
Perhaps more telling than his own unrestrained and misdirected emotion is that none of the other Democrats on the podium disagreed with his falsely named “buyback” proposal. The closest to disagreement was Amy Klobuchar, who said she’d start with voluntary “buyback.” The Democrat National Committee’s official platform has long been against ownership of legitimate firearms like the AR15 rifle. The silence of the other candidates can be seen as assent to the mandatory confiscation O’Rourke cries out for.
They’re out of their closet. Their “we don’t want to take your guns” BS is exposed for what it is. Confiscation has always been the goal of the anti-gunners…and you can sure they won’t be stopping with AR15s and double-stack magazines.
Just as none of those candidates could say exactly how they’d pay for Medicare for everyone, expungement of college tuition debt, or slavery reparations for African-Americans (except, of course, with massive tax increases), neither O’Rourke nor his ilk are explaining how they’re going to get criminals to “sell back” their autoloading rifles. By definition, only the law-abiding will turn them in! (And of course, it will be more tax dollars to pay for them.)
It’s beyond stupidity and into madness. But, hey, maybe I’m wrong. England banned autoloading rifles, and there aren’t any murders there anymore…
More good commentary on Beto’s confiscation demand, here.