September 14, 2019
So Beto is just openly saying that he’s going to go door-to-door and steal your guns.
Even my favorite CNN columnist Chris Cillizza is like “WHOA WHOA WHOA THERE LAD.”
Beto O’Rourke’s best moment on Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate — which also doubled as his best moment in the 2020 campaign to date — came when ABC’s David Muir asked whether he supported a mandatory buyback of assault weapons.
“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said to raucous applause from the crowd in Houston, Texas. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
The former Texas congressman defended that stance in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” Friday, insisting the issue would not hurt his party.
“It’s not a concern of mine and that’s in part informed by listening to people in conservative parts of America,” he said. “And folks are saying, ‘Look, I would give up that AR-15 or that AK-47. I don’t need it to hunt, don’t need it to defend myself in my home.’ They recognize this is a weapon designed for war, to kill people as effectively, as efficiently, and in a great a number as possible.”
Which, well, count me skeptical that O’Rourke’s idea will gain widespread political support. Here’s why.
For decades, the National Rifle Association — and its Republican allies in Congress and now in the White House — have used the idea of confiscation to win the gun debate. If Democrats were in control, they’d come to your house and take your guns!, the argument goes. It’s why gun purchases soared in the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s election in 2008, for example.
“It depends on if Democrats want to take your guns away,” President Donald Trump said in response to questions Thursday about whether some sort of gun control measure might be passed by Congress this fall. “If this is a movement by the Democrats to take your guns away, it’s never going to happen.”
Up until very recently, the Democrats-want-to-get-rid-of-the-Second-Amendment talk was, like so much of Trump’s rhetoric, outlandish and without any basis in facts. Obama in 2008 and 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 expressly made clear they had no interest in any sort of mandatory collection or buyback program.
“Of course Hillary does not support national mandatory gun buyback programs, including those modeled after Australia’s program,” said a Clinton campaign spokesman in 2016 when the NRA attacked her for allegedly supporting confiscation. “She was discussing voluntary buyback programs, which are drastically different than what occurred in Australia and are regularly run by cities across the America.”
That changed — or at least shifted — on Thursday night with O’Rourke’s comment.
But what Chris Cillizza doesn’t understand is that he’s a complete retard.
This election is not about winning an election.
This is about normalizing talking points that were previously considered completely insane and untouchable – such as door-to-door gun roundups.
The way the human psyche works is that the more times they hear these things, the more comfortable they get with the ideas. This election is about making sure they hear them as many times as possible, period.
Beto is a dead in the water freak candidate, so his only purpose now is to go out there and say insane stuff for the media to focus on and start a massive discussion about.
By 2024, door-to-door roundups of guns will be considered not only reasonable, but necessary.
Especially after all the mass murders that this new Joker movie is going to cause.
There is no more First Amendment.
Of course the Second Amendment is going to be gone by the next election.
How stupid are these people?
You people should have talked about the real life shit that was happening in front of you – the complete end to your freedom of speech – instead of rambling on about underground satanic pedophile tunnels.