Beto to Trump: We’re Going to Confiscate Every AR and Register Every Gun Purchase

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Robert Francis O’Rourke isn’t having a very good week. The culturally appropriating former Congressman from west Texas took a gamble and adopted the Swalwell Strategy, holing to resuscitate his flagging presidential campaign by advocating radical new limits on Americans’ gun rights.

But Beto apparently didn’t take into account the fact that the Swalwell Strategy didn’t really work out so well for Swalwell. And, just as his former colleague from California demonstrated, running a national campaign based on confiscating Americans’ guns isn’t really a winning electoral strategy, no matter how much positive ink it may generate from the sympathetic media.

Go figure. It seems that — despite what the cable news talking heads and Silicon Valley CEOs may preach — Americans have no real interest in turning in millions of their firearms to anyone from the .gov.

But that hasn’t stopped Beto, bless his heart. This morning, he exchanged tweets with the Tweeter in Chief, still claiming that he’s going to grab those scary rifles no matter what it takes.

In a trolling tweet, President Trump fired a shot at O’Rourke, pointed out what many in Beto’s own party have been telling any member of the media who will listen…that all this talk of confiscating civilians’ firearms really isn’t helping them ram through negotiate the current crop of incrementalist bills that would only restrict Americans’ gun rights a little bit. For now.

You know, bills like universal background checks and red flag laws.

But the intrepid white Hispanic Irishman let it be known that, despite the lack of any apparent measurable support from the electorate, he’s pressing on anyway.

Besides the fact that he’s currently about a 50:1 shot to become the Democrat nominee, there’s also the little matter of passing the laws he’s advocating.

While no sentient carbon-based life form is still operating under the illusion that Democrats don’t want to take anyone’s guns, actually voting for a “mandatory buyback,” AKA minimally compensated confiscation, is another matter entirely. Especially in an election year.

Then there’s the fact that 18 U.S. Code § 926 is still the law of the land. That’s the law that, since 1986, has explicitly prohibited the creation of a gun registry in this country. A law that will make it difficult to “license every gun,” let alone make sure that Beto and his buddies “buy back every single assault weapon.”

But don’t interrupt him with any of those details. He’s on a roll. Besides, as even some of Beto’s biggest fans are pointing out, the more he keeps talking, the better it is for those of us on the other side of the argument.

 

 

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  1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    Still waitin’ for Beto to show up.

    1. avatar Mike V says:

      Wonder if he knows you just threatened him

      1. avatar chuckers says:

        The frickin communist party is full of idiots.

      2. avatar Ed Schrade says:

        W,hat threat < he's out campaigning isn't he ?

  2. avatar Brodirt says:

    Say it in your best leprechaun accent:
    “Always after me AR-15s!, you’ll never get me AR-15s.”

    1. avatar Lucky the Leprechaun says:

      “AR-15s. They’re magically delicious!”

  3. avatar Forrest says:

    Sorry, no. A man with a burglary arrest on his record is not ever gonna convince me to give up my firearms. I may need to defend myself from him at some point.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      At least he is consistent–he’s still trying to steal your property.

      1. avatar Porridgeweasel says:

        Oooohhh, nice one.

      2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        It’s not ‘stealing’. To a progressive, it’s a form of re-distribution.

        Distributed from you, to them…

        1. avatar TexTed says:

          “Progressives” don’t believe in private property. So to them, anyone claiming to “own” something is, in effect, “stealing” it from everyone else.

          This cannot end well.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          To Progressives all property is communal, except for theirs.

    2. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      Thanks for reminding me of that!
      I wonder if he wore a “jason” mask?

    3. avatar Wood says:

      Really? Why is that not all over the internet meme world?!?

  4. avatar napresto says:

    Let’s not overlook the fact that Trump is lamenting the difficulty of trying to “make a deal” here. Not interested, dude. Stick to judges.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Lots of judges,awaiting RBG to be replaced. Oh the pissing moaning and whining that will occur then,some snowflakes may even have a meltdown.I even have plenty of popcorn and beer on hand for the entertainment.

      1. avatar TexTed says:

        Then you’re missing the whole game. They’ve already prepared for that. They’re trying to actively undermine the legitimacy of the entire court already. By destroying the credibility and validity of the court beforehand, they intend to minimize any impact that another Trump appointee will have.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          No I haven’t missed it,however them talkin BS which is all they do and doing something that doesn’t set of CWII are two entirely different things.

        2. avatar TexTed says:

          Then perhaps we see the outcome differently. I don’t think they’re “talking BS”, I think they’re telling us exactly what they’re going to do. With the wall, for example, and allowing other nation’s citizens to overrun our country. With the court, talking the same talk that FDR did about packing the court. With confiscation. With abortion to the day of birth (and, in at least one case, after birth).

          I don’t think they really believe there will be a second civil war. I think they really, honestly believe that they’re “right”, and that the entire country agrees with them, and it’s just a few “deplorables” that can be shut up once they take away the deplorables’ AR-15’s. That is their plan for the USA.

          And it will undoubtedly lead to a second Civil War. And THAT is what will catch them by surprise.

        3. avatar Wiregrass says:

          I heard an interview with Klobuchar this morning. That was the line she was touting. That a majority of gun owners and hunters agree with them. Whether she really believes it, I don’t know. But that is the message they are selling.

        4. avatar Anner says:

          The Vision of the Annointed, by Thomas Sowell. It puts poetic literature and logical explanations to your thoughts. Very worth the read.

        5. avatar John in AK says:

          Senator Klobuchar is correct; The majority of gun owners and hunters who agree with them, agree with them. In fact, a full 100% of those gun owners and hunters who agree with them also agree with them.

          See the logic in her statement? It is, patently, unassailable, and can be extended to any other argument.

          For example, every single person who agrees with the Left about partial-birth abortion agrees with them. That makes it 100%–of those who agree with them agreeing with them. Not a single person who agrees with them disagrees with them, confirming a veritable LANDSLIDE of agreement without exception.

          Climate Change? Same thing.

          Free health-care, education, and welfare for anyone who manages to cross our borders? Check.

          I can’t fault this sort of thinking. Can you?

  5. avatar Texican says:

    Me to Francis: “Girl, please!”
    And I mean that with every ounce of derision I can muster.

  6. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Beto = Dumb ASS…!!!

  7. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    I don’t believe any of these talking heads makes their own decisions about what to say. Someone on the left has realized Beto is a loss and has decided to make final use of him to fire up the base and try to move the Overton Window on gun control.

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Yup. His will join the voices when they say “experts agree we need to disarm law abiding people for the children’s sake”

      1. avatar W says:

        Sounds familiar, kinda like a sleezebag with a strange mustache said in the 1930s. We all know how well that worked out for about 6 million.

  8. avatar Leighton says:

    As long as I can then have ANY gun I want… suppressors…whatever…with no different rules or waiting periods or tax stamps.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      Universal background checks for a repeal of the NFA and national concealed carry could be a good deal depending on the details.

      1. avatar TexTed says:

        “universal background checks” = “national gun registry”. We must bitterly oppose their interpretation of “universal background checks” so long as it includes registering the serial numbers to any transaction. Which is, on its face, illegal and ludicrous.

        One background check is all you have to run, and you can buy one, three, 10 firearms all under that one background check, right? So — why do they need the serial numbers recorded? Why do they need to specify “handgun” or “long gun” on the form? There’s only one possible reason… they intend to use it as a de facto national registry. And there’s only one reason, and one possible reason, for wanting a registry…

        1. avatar GS650G says:

          UBC is supposed to be for the buyer not the gun. Recording both constitutes build a confiscation registry.
          I’d their concern really is with the buyer then why the automatic interest in the hardware as well?
          That’s the impasse we are at. They want to know who has what so a future totalitarian president can try to collect it all. Never mind the logistical difficulty, it’s about disarming their perceived enemies.

      2. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

        Universal background checks (UBC) sounds innocuous enough, until you envision it in practice. As has been mentioned, it becomes a de facto gun registry, which the government does not need except for nefarious purposes. Aside from that, UBCs mean that only those who possess a federal firearms license can actually conduct a sales transaction, because only FFLs have access to the FBI’s NICS background check system. This means that UBC not only establishes a national gun registry, but it also bans private sales of firearms, as only those licensed by the government and the general public can conduct such a transaction.

        So what? Well, granting the government a legal monopoly over the transfer of all firearms means that the government can throttle that bottleneck until transfers of firearms are technically still legal, but as a practical matter are made impossible. How? Through the power of the FFL license, the government can erect infinite barriers to obtaining such a licence and thereby exterminate the firearms transactions that rely on that license. Think they won’t do it?

        They already do it in Mexico, where technically private ownership is legal, but as a practical matter, you’re never getting a firearm legally. The entire country has but one legal gun shop….and it’s owned by the government….and it’s located in the capital, Mexico City….and it’s on a military base. That by itself, aside from all the other legal barriers, would be enough to minimize the public’s lawful access to firearms. Oh, but that’s Mexico, not America. Well.

        Consider the right to carry a concealed firearm. That has already been ruled on by the Supreme Court, yet many states still refuse to grant anyone a license to carry. It’s called “May Issue” status, meaning the state may issue you a license if you’re eligible, but is not required to do so. As a result, a state like Hawaii has not issued even ONE concealed carry license in this century. Think about that.

        If the Democrats succeed in getting so-called universal background checks, it will be the death of private ownership in this county. New FFLs will be impossible to obtain; existing FFLs will become uneconomical to retain. The public’s firearms will deteriorate over time and won’t be replaced. Owners will die and families will not be able to inherit their firearms. All will have to be destroyed or turned over to the government. Over time–not very much time, at that–firearms will vanish from private ownership. That’s the ultimate goal. Some want to go about it at slow-to-boil speed through UBC; others get frustrated and want to race to tyranny through immediate “gun buybacks.” Either way or any other way, their goal is the same and it has nothing to do with public safety.

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “…and it has nothing to do with public safety.”

          Well, it has to do with *their* safety, and that’s all that matters to them.

          They can’t let those sister-fornicating, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, Wal-Mart shopping hicks own guns!

    2. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      Dude, IF they get the ARs/AKs they won’t stop til they have everything except that little single shot .22 sitting in the back corner of the gun case that you take out a couple of times a year to clean, oil and remember before you put it away for another 6 months.. There is no middle ground, no “safe” caliber or style of gun, they are ALL used somewhere by someone as a weapon of war… These assholes have been on an unconstitutional regulatory roll ever since they took down the tobacco industry and there is no end in sight, give ’em that inch and they’ll take it to the moon and back..

      1. avatar Art out West says:

        Wrong! They will also take your single shot .22 rifle.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          ^^THIS^^

          Here in CA back in the ’90s, when our version of the AWB was implemented (thanks for nothing, Dianne Feinstein), .22LR was exempt from the 10+ round capacity restriction. Sacramento told us we could keep them. Until we couldn’t. In 2000 the definition was expanded to include all calibers.

          Ask me how I know. It involves a little run-in with the CADOJ who came to my door shortly afterward to confiscate my gun. My gun was legally owned until the state moved the line to give themselves legal reason to take it via a small squad of agents. Yes, this really happened.

          So when anyone here bleats the “registration leads to confiscation” mantra, they’re telling the truth.

        2. avatar MADDMAXX says:

          From my cold dead hands……

  9. avatar GS650G says:

    Who exactly is We, Beto?
    Or rephrased, you and what army? Because you’re going to get a lot of “you go first, kemosabe”

    1. avatar Tom Collins says:

      He has a mouse in his pocket… Oh wait, I think it’s a hamster.

  10. avatar Wally1 says:

    So, Currently Beto O,Rourke does not hold a political office and as a private citizen can say anything he wants, but how is this not hate speech? He says that he wants to deprive a class of people, (gun owners) of their constitutional rights. On this same topic, NY Senator Gillibrant who is a current senator calls for gun confiscation from the senate floor. She took an oath to defend and uphold the constitution. Is there no penalty or violation for violating her oath? I would think there should be sanctions or a penalty/impeachment for intentional violations of oath of office. Are there any constitutional Law Attorneys that could explain or educate me on this subject?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      The theory is that Miller says that the gov can ban “dangerous and unusual weapons” and that the AR-15 is one. They also argue that ALL military weapons/weapons of war are “dangerous and unusual (completely misreading Miller) and that therefore ALL firearms that may serve a military purpose may be banned. The logic fails, but that has never stopped them.

      As a side note, shotguns are used by the military. The SAS recently raided an ISIS hideout in Baghdad just before the terrorists were to head out on a suicide mission, followed up with an armed attack. The lead soldier breaching the door into a courtyard was armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90. Seeing three terrorists loading arms into a vehicle, he opened fire, killing all three. Two more came running out the door of a residence, and they were meat. Elapsed time: 7 seconds. All other terrorists surrendered. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7465523/SAS-hero-shotgun-kills-five-ISIS-fighters-just-seven-seconds.html

      1. avatar WARFAB says:

        Miller also says that the 2A protects the right of the people to own arms in use by the military. So sure, let’s give up AR-15s so we can have legit M4s, M16s, SBRs, and suppressors.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          Constitutionally yes !

        2. avatar FedUp says:

          Miller (a default judgement with no briefs or arguments presented for the 2A side) says only militia weapons (suitable for military use) are protected.

          Heller (a watered down decision to keep Roberts and Kennedy on board) says firearms not dangerous and unusual may be kept for private non-militia purposes.

          If we combine the two, military weapons are protected for militia purposes, and non-military weapons like Dick Heller’s revolver and Joe Miller’s sawed off shotgun (I know, but Miller never showed up to give evidence that shotguns serve a militia function) are protected for self defense and sporting use.

        3. avatar Xcattergun says:

          As interpreted by Miller decision, could we also have 2A-prtected shotguns like the DoD M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) manually-operated, magazjne-fed, 7.75″-barrel shotgun, because the military uses them?

      2. avatar Guesty McGuesterson says:

        So, no “Biden two shots in the air” method to persuade them to surrender?

      3. avatar Dan says:

        Unfortunately gun owners is not a protected class.

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          Yet.

          We need to work on that, as a matter of “inclusiveness” of fundamental civil rights…

      4. avatar Dude says:

        So next they’ll want to ban Beretta M9s and Sig P320s because they’re weapons of war.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          Yes and that won’t stop them,they want it all down to sling shots.

    2. avatar Salty Bear says:

      Every time a politician opens its mouth to propose a law that amounts to anything other than “don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff,” it is making a terroristic threat.

    3. avatar burley says:

      that enforcement must come from us. You know, the ones who have jobs and the most to lose for not servicing those jobs…

    4. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” from the Senate (if a Senator) or from the House of Representatives (if a Representative) upon a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the Members of that body present and voting. While there are no specific grounds for an expulsion expressed in the Constitution, expulsion actions in both the House and the Senate have generally concerned cases of perceived disloyalty to the United States, or the conviction of a criminal statutory offense which involved abuse of one’s official position.
      Apparently merely ignoring your SWORN OATH to protect and defend the CONSTITUTION is NOT considered being disloyal to the U.S. (since the majority of them do it). There is no process in the constitution that allows for state recall votes on Congessmen, Senators, POTUS or VPOTUS.. 39 states have recall statutes but the last time that was tried in Mich in 2007 it was overturned by state courts…. I’m NOT a lawyer or a Constitutional expert, but my reading and comprehension skills are a bit above average and this is how I have interptreted what I’ve read on this subject, anyone with a different take can set it right IF I am mistaken…

      1. avatar Rusty - Die Ruthie Die - Chains says:

        The problem with a vote of two thirds of the body is that well over one third should be expelled and they all know it….the ones that should be expelled won’t vote for expelling the others that should be because they would be next. A legislative version of See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil when they are looking at each other. They might get a bit testy and spout off a bit, but not on the floor because that would make the other members of that so very exclusive club mad!

        1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

          One of the perks of getting to make the rules that apply to you.. Membership has it’s priveledges…

  11. avatar Swarf says:

    No, you’re not, you stupid minge. You are, however, going to be instrumental in handing Trump a second term, so I hope this play to shake the Bloomberg money tree was worth it to you.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      It was worth it to me. 4 more years of the #orangemanbad to load the courts. 😉

      1. avatar kodakmoment says:

        That is the best part about this. While they whinge about all the things they want to do in fantasy land back in reality we got 150 federal judges and 18-280 is going to argument at the SC on 12-2-19.

        It’s gonna be a real kodak moment when the realization eventually smacks these dolts in the side of the head.

        1. avatar TexTed says:

          They’ve already realized it. Why do you think they’re going after Kavanaugh again? Why do you think they’re sending veiled threats to the court? Why do you think the major candidates have already endorsed “packing the court”?

          A victory in the court isn’t going to lead to a panacea for gun owners, it’s going to lead to a more urgent full court press like we’ve never seen before.

          The ONLY thing that can stop it, IMO, is a Reagenesque electoral ass-whooping. If the Progressives get stomped back down the sewer they crawled out of in a 49-state sweep, then maybe they’ll back off. But every little victory encourages them more and more, and it may very well get quite ugly before it gets better.

        2. avatar Hannibal says:

          I hope that completely explodes the democratic party. If they can’t beat Trump… TWICE… they need to self-destruct and reform as something different. Maybe even better.

  12. avatar anarchyst says:

    Hey Beto,

    You can’t “buy back” what you don’t “own” in the first place.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Even if he cold, do you think the government is going to pay anywhere near fair market value for high end ARs that cost north of $2000, and including the the hyper-expensive race guns that can top $5K? I don’t think so, sports fans.

      1. avatar Russian Bot #4 says:

        We’re already running Trillion Dollar deficits every year. They will just print more Monopoly money to pay you for your fancy gun.

  13. avatar Darkman says:

    Although you have to respect his honesty. 3% in latest poll numbers. Nuff said.

    1. He wishes. It’s 1% in the WSJ/NBC poll above.

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        He’s in the toilet and yet he talks tuff,almost as good as uncle”give em two blasts” Joe taking on Sugar Pop,a real tuff guy.

    2. avatar Dude says:

      I looks like Not sure is ahead of Bob in that poll. The odds makers actually have Hillary well ahead of Bob even though she isn’t running.

  14. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Dear presidential candidate Robert Francis ‘Beatoff’ O’Rourke:

    April 19th, 1775 is a day of the greatest significance to the birth of this great nation. If they didn’t teach you about this date in your “American History” class I will gladly share the facts with you for “those who don’t know history (or I would add… willfully dare to ignore it) are doomed to repeat it’s mistakes…”

    On that specific day 700 British Red coats (what a coincidence! The Communist’s/Socialist’s favorite color!) under the command of Lieutenant Colonel FRANCIS Smith (wow! talk about coincidences!) marched on the Massachusetts town of Concord under ‘secret orders’ to seize colonial guns, shot and powder that were being stored there.

    When they arrived in the vicinity of the Town of Lexington (Massachusetts) they were met and confronted by 500 colonial militia members. To this day no one really knows who fired the first shot but it is generally agreed that it was “the shot heard around the world” A militia of farmers, store keepers and other ‘commoners’ faced against one of the mightiest and greatest Empires ever…the British Empire…and the end result is well known… the birth of the Greatest Nation ever known to man.

    To be clear, the Red coats forced the colonial militia to retreat at Lexington, after causing them several casualties, moving on to Concord where they found that the ‘colonials’ had moved everything out. Unfortunately for the Red coats it also gave the ‘minute men’ an opportunity to re-group and reinforce with additional numbers. Historians agree that the British troop’s march back to Boston was ‘not a pretty sight’ and that in fact they had to be rescued by British Brigadier General Hugh Percy or they might not have made it back at all.

    What is largely and sometimes conveniently ignored by many is WHAT CAUSED THAT FIRST SHOT TO BE FIRED? Well, the answer is in American History. The British troops had been ordered to seize guns, shot and gun powder belonging to the ‘colonials’.

    The Second Amendment is not (and never was) about hunting. I dare you or anyone else to find any mention of “hunting” in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights; it was written to keep us precisely from the threat of an all powerful government attempting to ignore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights… the threat of dictatorship . Without it the Constitution, and the rest of the Bill of Rights are not worth the paper they are written on.

    Note that this Battle occurred literally four weeks after Patrick Henry’s famous speech to the Virginia Convention, House of Burgesses, on March 23 (this is the final section of that speech):

    “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!”—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

    PS
    Hey Beat Off the crown was going to do the same as you plan,didn’t work out well for the crown.
    Get bent you worthless would be tyrant,Mολὼν λαβέ !

  15. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    As a white Latino, I’m deeply triggered and sorrowed by “Beto” O’Rourke‘s cultural appropriation of specific identification and the abject micro-aggressiveness towards my people, which lay therein… someone needs to give me money or preferential treatment.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:

      Nice!
      Well-crafted sarcasm!

  16. avatar 76shovel says:

    Hey Beto, the 2nd Amendment is NOT about liking GUNS, but loving FREEDOM and knowing that guns may be necessary to protect that freedom.

  17. avatar former water walker says:

    Beatoff is the gift that keeps on giving…keep it up dipshite.

  18. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Beto, you big dummy, are really that anxious to find out what the 2nd actually means? Read the 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, the reasons for changing do not necessarily have to take place over a long period of time. Comprende?

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      This is how Thomas Jefferson put it : “Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

  19. avatar Porridgeweasel says:

    He can say whatever the hell he wants to at this point. He is just another talking head with no power and no chance of being elected to anything short of Jury duty.

  20. avatar Cuteandfuzzybunnies says:

    Having a “good week”. Beta O’Cuck is polling BEHIND Andrew Yang. Think about how much money he’s raised and spent ? Think about how much free press and hype he’s gotten? And he’s at 3% behind Yang and Mayor Pete. Neither of whom have a chance to win.

    And his latest gun control stance means he has zero chance of becoming the VP nominee for warren should she win and want a moderate or somebody who can help with Texas.

    His gun control stance at also eliminated his chance to run for Texas senate in 2020 with any success. It’s likely destroyed any chance he will ever hold national office in Texas.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      That is Fandamntastic ! open mouth slit throat.

  21. avatar Marcellus Hambrick says:

    Buy a bunch of Hi-Points and make a profit when the feds buy them back.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      You can take my YEET Cannon from my poor dead hands.

  22. avatar Shwiggie says:

    Well, Trump said the assault on our second amendment rights was over, too. Politicians can say whatever they want, but the proof’s in the pudding. Regardless, when the laws are passed (and they will be, if it takes them a hundred years to do it) every gun owner in the country will have to decide whether they want to be a quisling or risk being killed by the local brute squad.

  23. avatar Beth O'Rourke says:

    test

    1. avatar Heathen says:

      icles…………..FIFY

  24. avatar M1Lou says:

    There are a bunch of articles that are going all in for Beta’s confiscation talk.

    On another note, I saw a wonderful article on DailyKos (vomit) that some vet was saying that the AR-15 is a weapon of war, and gave 9 points why. Well, yeah, it’s a weapon of war. So is a pump shotgun, bolt action rifle, breech loading rifle, muzzle loading rifle, revolver, and almost everything else under the sun. At the end of the day, they are all protected by the second amendment.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Only “some veteran”? Hell, wasn’t it CNN or 60 Minutes that came up with a for real retired general? You know the guy, “full semi-auto Sammy.”

  25. avatar Rocketman says:

    We gunowners need to send a thank you card to Bevis O’Rourke. It’s not everyone that screws up so badly that he single handedly re-elects a president from the opposing party. Send him a card today thanking him for being such a total idiot by telling the truth to the American people.

  26. avatar James says:

    Beto is almost that which he is fighting against. A foolish, immature, impulsive, American white Joe, attention whore. Having committed political suicide by making far fetched statements that negate not only from the citizens, but even worse his own party. Honestly we should thank him. Either he is stupid or truly has the balls to expose the intention of the Democratic party. Without him everyone would still be in lala land while anti 2nd amendment legislation was pushed through. But now everyone is wide eyed and paying close attention to every move made. If Trump were smart he would find a democratic lackey going nowhere and would line said lacky’s pockets to put the democrats on the spot and behind. Never know who is pulling what strings these days.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Beto is a narcissistic fool.

      He could actually be quite intelligent (giving the benefit of the doubt), but he’s so utterly lacking in self-awareness that he can’t tell when he’s being his own worst enemy. We should probably thank God for that.

    2. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      No you just don’t know who the puppet master is… Hell for all we know Robert Francis could be a deep cover asset from the RNC or even the Trump campaign, highly doubtful, but with enough money involved most people would do just about anything….

    3. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Beto’s mouth outpaced his brain.

      The mask is not only slipping, it has fallen off.

  27. avatar Manny A says:

    Red flag laws for media organizations and journalists who don’t fact check?

  28. avatar Mark says:

    How do we counter the lie of semiautos being “assault rifles” when they are not and never were such?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Few media outlets say “assault rifles” anymore, finally having learned the Legislative weasel word “assault weapon.” An assault weapon is not an assault rifle, but is whatever some Legislature says it is.

  29. avatar Josh in TX says:

    Beto being himself Doesn’t really phase me. The thunderous applause from the audience when he said it is far more concerning to me.

    Go invite new people to the range. Be friendly. Make it fun. We are loosing this culture war. We are fighting with sticks and rocks while the other side has freaking nukes.

    The RTKABA requires your head as well as your heart to understand. Gun control just needs your heart. Freedom is hard, freedom is scary, and most really would rather live in comfortable slavery.

    1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      “(Beto being himself Doesn’t really phase me. The thunderous applause from the audience when he said it is far more concerning to me.)”
      Texas Southern University where this debate was held is an HBCU (historically black college/university) and it is really not that surprising that someone like Robert Francis who holds some level of support from the younger voters would be able to elicit a response like that from a liberal arts college student body. The audience was not that big and most likely hand picked from a group of self identifying Dem voters…

  30. avatar Ing says:

    “We will buy back every assault weapon.” Sure you will, Beto.

    Everything has its price. But can you afford to pay what I’ll demand?

  31. avatar Merle 0 says:

    I want this retard to keep talking.

  32. avatar Gordon in MO says:

    I believe we may have reached the state of government posited by Ayn Rand:

    “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

  33. avatar Mercutio says:

    “Beto” is way too beta.

  34. avatar JoinGOA,FPC,SAF says:

    Beto=betamale=toomuchsoy=desperation to get a headline

    We know all the others in the Dem party running feel the same way!

    Lets keep up the pressure!

    Contact Congress 202-225-3121
    https://gunowners.org/alert082119/
    https://gunowners.org/alert090419/

  35. avatar MLee says:

    If Beta was to show up in Spokane, I’d go. I might get thrown out or arrested after I started hurling insults and derogatory comments, but I’d go.

  36. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    I hope the Gun Prohibitionist keeps talking.

  37. avatar Chapo Guapo says:

    No one will ever take my guns while I’m alive. As someone who was abused and bullied for a significant part my life I know personally from experience what happens when you can’t defend yourself. There is a significant percentage of the population that does not have morals. The only thing that keeps these people from doing harm to others are consequences from breaking the law, or fear of retaliation.

  38. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “Beto to Trump: We’re Going to Confiscate Every AR and Register Every Gun Purchase”

    WhoTF is “we”…???

  39. avatar NYTimes should retire into the dustbin of history says:

    The New York Times just published an opinion article today
    “Why an Assault Weapons Ban Hits Such a Nerve With Many Conservatives
    The premise of Trumpist populism is that the political preferences of a shrinking minority of citizens matter more than democracy.” By Will Wilkinson

    So gun owners = anti-democracy?
    This is another reason why we have a republic where the rights of the minority are protected, instead of just mob rule by the majority.

  40. avatar Chris Morton says:

    NO, I REFUSE.

    I’m your huckleberry, Beto.

  41. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

    I’ve had people right here on TTAG tell me that I’m a bad person for wanting to put all these fuckers up against a wall or deal with the communists in this country like they did in Chile.
    It’s past time to wake up.

    1. avatar n64456 says:

      PwrSerge has a source for helicopter fuel…

  42. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    On Wednesday Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s confiscatory push on AR-15s and made clear, “[He’s] not taking my guns away from me.”

  43. avatar Survivordude1090 says:

    *incoherent boogaloo noises*

    1. avatar Eh_Steve says:

      YOU WILL NEVER GET THIS, YOU WILL NEVER GET THIS, LALALALA

  44. avatar fteter says:

    Beto won’t be taking anything from anybody. He has overlooked one pesky detail – gotta get elected first. So far he hasn’t shown any possibility of winning a race for dog catcher, much less President. Until that happens, he’s nothing more than another bag of bluster.

  45. avatar n64456 says:

    #BetoThePedo

  46. avatar DJ says:

    Senator Joe Manchin told the WSJ you’re not taking my guns.

  47. avatar RGP says:

    Technically, Beto is an idiot. What IS a problem though is that there are a lot of people who think like him and those idiots vote.

  48. avatar MLee says:

    Well Beta Boy, I just gotta say that there is VERY little chance of me voluntarily giving up my semi-auto rifles.
    Fat chance in hell moron. So while you’re currently talking like a tough guy with “hell yes” I’m here to tell you point blank hell no and I’m certainly not alone. There are millions and millions of these rifles out there. So in short, it’s not going to happen jerk off. You’re not going to be president and your tall talk isn’t going to make less restrictive gun control measures any more palatable.

  49. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    I’m sorry, but either Bobby is STUCK on STUPID or, as I am even more convinced than ever, this clown is a Republican plant.. Not only did he blatantly LIE about the emergency response during the incident in Odessa (which he HAD to know could be debunked wihin minutes) He doubles down on dumb ass gun control ideas daily even in the face of his own party while Dems tell him to shut up and Dem Senator Manchin has gone as far as to tell Bobby that he will NOT give up his guns.. In spite of pressure from Dems this clown has now gone so far as to suggest fines and threat of jail time to coerce people to follow HIS gun confiscation law.. Robert O’Rourke has decimated any remote possibility that he will EVER be elected to any public office in the future AND he seems hell bent on the total destruction of the Democrat party. Bless his little heart…

  50. avatar bryan1980 says:

    Lol, Andrew Yang is now polling higher than Bobby O’Dork!

  51. avatar Reno1947 says:

    Hey gungrabbers why would you follow the likes of beto.he tries taking our guns he will discover the real meaning the right to bear arms

  52. Guns will only be confiscated from poor, inner-cuity neighborhoods.

    there wou,ld be massive outrage if there was a confiscation campaign in upper-middle-class (predominantly white) neighborhoods.

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