As Twitchy reported earlier Saturday, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made it clear that as president he would implement a mandatory buy-back of assault weapons. If you own an AK-47 or AR-15, “you’ll have to sell them to the government,” he told a reporter.
This was before news of the twin shootings in Odessa and Midland, Texas, as was Cory Booker’s tweet, in which he promised on Day 1 as president to crack down on gun manufacturers and close all of those dangerous gun sales loopholes.
Beginning on Day One in office, I will take executive action to reduce gun violence—closing dangerous loopholes in gun sales, cracking down on gun manufacturers, and investing in communities impacted by gun violence.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 31, 2019
Executive action, huh? Could you be a little more specific?
So your plan is to violate our Constitutional rights as a dictator would?
— Real Social Justice (@SJEqualizer) August 31, 2019
Sounds that way, yes.
Who needs congress? 🤷🏻♂️
— 🎲🎲 Humphrey The Kidd 🎲🎲 (@HumphreyTheKidd) August 31, 2019
— Pablo (@pablo_soccer13) August 31, 2019
No worries, you will be president just like you are Spartacus, in your mind only. pic.twitter.com/uBpLUeCoVE
— Don (@ddspangler7) August 31, 2019
You will never have a day one in your office
— Jeffrey Newman (@Jeffrey52389335) August 31, 2019
— Mark (@TheIdesofMark) August 31, 2019
The principals office?
— CaPtAiN ChAoS (@Capt_Chaos86) August 31, 2019
Day one in office, LOL…
— TheFreedomOpossum (@FreedomOpossum) August 31, 2019
Beginning on day two will be riots.
— Fairly Godly Father (@guy_storz) August 31, 2019
Well, you will never win so you wont have to worry about the lawsuits for violating our Constitutional rights you dipwad……
— Oliver Still (@StillOliver) August 31, 2019
well.. keep that thought it wont be in 2020 dude
— TeeCoop (@TBeaucoupe) August 31, 2019
Cory's #PromiseoftheDay …
— Joey Kulkin (@incrediblekulk) August 31, 2019
Classic candidate mistake. Make a claim that gets the support of the left wing base, but will get you defeated in the general election. remember, Spartcus lost to rhe Romans.
— Jennifer O'Neal ✝️🧩 (@jennoneal21) August 31, 2019
Its the lies you spread about "dangerous loopholes in gun sales" that will keep you from higher office. No one can purchase a firearm at a gun show without a FBI NICS background check. No one can purchase a firearm online without a NICS background check. Try it and see, Spartacus
— Robert Silva (@LiveFreeNH1784) August 31, 2019
You're not going to do that, BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE PRESIDENT.
— Alexander Padilla (@Alexpad) August 31, 2019
This guy is still in the race ?
— Jim Watkins (@realJimWatkins) August 31, 2019
Save yourself a little dignity and drop out already.
— Jennifer P ⭐⭐⭐ (@JensPlexus) August 31, 2019
What do you mean by cracking down on manufacturers?
— VHockey477 (@VHockey477) August 31, 2019
On day one you may want to focus on clean drinking water to Newark
— Butch Beals (@ButchBeals) August 31, 2019
How about making sure Newark has clean water.
— Marsh Rauser (@marshrau) August 31, 2019
GOOD LUCK! Beto O’Rourke lets everybody know what guns ‘you’ll have to sell’ to the government if he’s in charge https://t.co/gKMNDHZEZw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 31, 2019