As Twitchy reported on Saturday, 2020 hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced that if you own an assault weapon, you will be selling it “back” to the government when he’s president.
A reporter asked Beto in Charlottesville how he’d reassure people afraid the gov’t would take their assault weapons away.
“I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do,” he said. If you own an AK-47 or AR-15, “you’ll have to sell them to the government.”
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) August 31, 2019
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra tracked down video of that exchange, and yes, O’Rourke specified the AR-15 as one of those “assault weapons” that American citizens will be banned from owning. We know we did a post on this already, but seeing him say it on video really gets across the chilling, authoritarian nature of what he’s proposing, even if it sounds like it’s coming out of Howdy Doody’s mouth.
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
Beto promises a “buy-back” program, where the government buys your Second Amendment right and you’re left defenseless.
— ♱ Mr. Will ♱ (@Dudeteronomy) September 2, 2019
Um, follow-up question for Mr. O’Rourke:
Is Beto gonna come himself to do some confiscations? Good luck with that.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 2, 2019
No you're not…
— Bulk Richardson (@progged) September 2, 2019
So when he sends his troops out to confiscate our firearms, will he make them wear red coats? I mean historical accuracy, and proof that some people are unable to learn from history (and still run for President).
— Georg Felis (@georgfelis) September 2, 2019
And that’s why I won’t vote for you
— CoolYouTubeMom ☀️??⏳ (@lovelara) September 2, 2019
Twitchy is trying his hardest to not get elected.
— Ladyhawke (@Ladyhawked) September 2, 2019
Hey, that’s our name. Call him “noodle arms” or something.
— reedy44 (@reedy3344) September 2, 2019
You will never be president
— Titanium Chic (@titaniumchic23) September 2, 2019
Surely it should be clear to everyone at this stage that Beta is only prolonging the 'campaign' for the book deal?
— Tomás Mór (@tomasmoroc) September 2, 2019
I’m pretty sure that is not going to be a successful undertaking.
— Crybaby (@Islandcrybaby) September 2, 2019
Thank you for being honest Mr. O’Rourke. I hope your challengers do the same.
— Amy Summers (@AmyMSummers) September 2, 2019
Please … be as honest as you like about tramping Second Amendment rights … it’s important for voters to know you’re serious.
I’m sure all the bad guys will be like where’s my check ?
— RegressiveMeme (@MemeRegressive) September 2, 2019
Um, follow-up question for Mr. O’Rourke … how much will the government be paying to “buy back” an AR-15? From what we’ve heard, you’ve seen then going at gun shows for a steal: $395 “for a lifetime” (does that mean ammo is included?).
He’s such an idiot.
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) September 2, 2019
Vote for me! I will take your gun away! pic.twitter.com/NqYlvzYvDu
— Alicia Layne ? (@Alicia701) September 2, 2019
— Frosty (@FrostyTakes) September 1, 2019
Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest. – Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775.
— Shelley P (@powrdupma02) September 2, 2019
Remember that any politician who would vote to limit your 2A rights will vote to limit your other rights.
— Bill Verebely (@BVerebely) September 2, 2019
Stick a fork in Bob. He’s doner than done.
— Lulu Lapin (@Lulu_Lapin) September 2, 2019
He's long lost, so he's vying for being the most crazed, it will support his next career move, social media influencer. He's just grabbing as much attention as he can, while he can.
— Peter M (@CSI1000) September 2, 2019
You have Zero chance in Hades of #1. Being President.
#2. Getting the guns.
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) September 2, 2019
Yeah, but at least gun-grabbing has finally given his campaign a purpose (other than our amusement). Remember, gun-grabbing was Rep. Eric Swalwell’s sole focus, and he was the first to drop out, so …
Ratio party! Buzzfeed reports that Beto O’Rourke’s campaign suddenly ‘has a purpose’ (and people have thoughts) https://t.co/CGV4AyZ1Bz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 2, 2019