Palmetto state armory no beto ar-15
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Palmetto state armory no beto ar-15
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Robert Francis O’Rourke will never be president of the United States. And after his recent about face regarding grabbing Americans’ guns, (he was against confiscation before he was for it!) he’ll probably never hold public office here in Texas again, either.

But maybe Beto has another goal in mind. Maybe he’s trying to de-throne Barack Obama as holder of the title as America’s greatest gun salesman ever.

Good luck with that, kid. The master has quite a head start on you.

Anyway, never underestimate the power of the marketplace to identify a need and fill it. Case in point: Palmetto State Armory. The South Carolina-based retailer is now taking orders for their new “No Beto” stripped lower.

For a mere $49.99 (plus local FFL transfer fee…no internet sales loophole here) you can have a lower that features an engraved Gadsden-like serpent on the magazine well and safety setting of Hell Yes, Hell No and Snake Bite. We might have gone with “Bite Me,” but what do we know?

If this is truly a limited run, look for demand to out-strip supply. If you’re at all interested, you might want to get your order in now.

Oh, and PSA isn’t the only one who sees an opportunity in Beto’s open advocacy of confiscation.

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  1. I just wish those $50 stripped lowers didn’t cost me $100 (when adding $25 DROS and $25 transfer fee) plus $3.75 sales tax plus shipping. Then again, BEto is just a candle in the wind. We need molonlabe-15s to cover all the other pathetic grabbers.

      • Why wouldn’t they? You take their time for receiving your item, and then they have to do the paperwork: A&D book, 4473, and if not a ‘permitted’ cancel carry, the background check.

        • “My dealer charges veterans and enforcement/first responders $20 and all others $40.”

          That’s called being a boot licker. My local pawn shop charges $20 for everyone who does a transfer through them. $40 sounds very Shylock-ish…

      • I used to be an FFL.

        When you figure in the time to receive the package, book it into inventory, dispose of packaging, email or call the buyer to let them know its in, meet and greet they buyer, assist in the filling of a 4473 plus any state forms, run a NICS check, and finally book the gun out, you are looking at an hour of your time.

        What is an hour of your time worth??

    • I love PSA. They are such strong supporters of the right to keep and bear arms. The only thing cooler would be an 80% NoBeto lower.

    • My local FFL *is* Palmetto State Armory. But they still charge shipping on some items from the PSA web site to the store. Oh well… I got a couple lowers a few months ago for ~$40 each out the door ($29.99 plus tax/shipping). Not a bad deal.

      • Same here in Greenville. Range is ok, lots of different rentals if you’re looking to test drive. Kinda crowded compared to Sharp Shooters and what used to be Allen Arms. Not sure they are still open.

    • Yeah, but it’s only funny in the context of today’s news. Why would I ever want to buy something that will be forgotten and irrelevant a year from now? Something more permanent such as Minuteman, Betsy Ross, We The People, Gadsden Flag, etc. makes more sense.

      Beto put his foot in his mouth. Next month it’ll be Biden, and then more comedy to follow from the Dems all the way up to Nov 2020.

      • I don’t think “Hell Yes We Are Going To Take Your AR’s and AK’s” will be soon forgotten or overlooked.

        • Your point is well taken, but my point is that plenty of others will be saying the same thing, now that it’s finally out in the open. The Democrat horse is out of the barn, so to speak.

          A year from now, the entire Left will be screaming “we’re gonna take your guns”.

          If there’s any justice in the universe, Beto’s reputation will never recover, and he’ll die sometime in the future as an old, forgotten has-been.

        • “The Democrat horse is out of the barn, so to speak.”

          We all knew it without them turning the horse out of the barn,they have always been about the complete disarmament of this nations civilian population even though they had been unwilling to say it for the most part.

        • Bought one and one of their kits. If it comes down to it I can always buy another stripped lower and use the NOBETO as a gimme.

      • You’re right but at least they designed it in a way that the snake is going to stay relevant even when Robert Francis is forgotten. They had a Betsy Ross lower not too long ago. Looked pretty cool.

      • Joe “BINGO” Biden already has gone “Full Beto” and admits he wants to confiscate guns.

        • The only thing ya gotta worry about with Biden is: Who’s his VP?….. ….I think soon he will shuffle off his mortal coil.

      • “No” and “Hell no” are always great answers. And as long as today’s Democratic party exists, we’ll need to keep saying it. Loudly. And maybe even with guns.

      • But it is funny and they have the technical capability to respond with the NoBeto markings.

        The market will decide if it was a profitable move. The way it should be.

  2. Remember, they also said Trump will never get elected. After he was elected, all those people said “I knew he was going to win.” I’m not writing Beto off, or Pocahontas, or touchy-feely plugs, or old-white-socialist who married to avoid Vietnam. You never know what can happen between now and that November.

      • Probably, but you never know. One of the big Leftists mags breathlessly reported that Beto had finally broached the national conversation we need to have.

        That’s gonna be a short convo, Leftist…

        • True but Trump established his lead within a couple of weeks of announcing his run. Bob has too much ground to cover, and doesn’t really offer anything other than an absolute scary gun ban. He’s like a better financed Eric Swalwell.

    • You know it, Vic. We can be bit the same way they were in Nov. 2016…

  3. Beto is kinda like some disease the just keeps reoccurring, To bad we can’t buy some kind of lotion to keep him under control. When I see him talking his animated talking style reminds me of some snake oil salesman. Seems like he tries to use his body movements to try and convince you that the lies he is spewing out of his mouth are true. Sad to say his type never seem to go away.

  4. I guess they can never say they aren’t coming for our guns now or no one said that!! This will be replayed over & Over every election!

    Should we just go ahead and ban hands and feet cuz they are more of a Epidemic than rifles of all types including those scary guns? Is beto coming for ur hands & feet too.. when he sees this>??

    I’d also point out at present a national registry is barred by law. 18 USC 926(a)& is explicitly illegal under the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986.

    In order to implement universal background checks, you have to create and maintain a database that would record every purchase and sale with the serial number of the firearm and the name and address of the buyer. That is the definition of a gun registry!

  5. 20 years from now someone will look at a receiver and not know the reference because Beto will be forgotten

    or 2 years from now

    • No, I think ‘Beto’s little fuck-up is gonna have some legs.

      While others let it slip, he wanted *everyone* to know it this time.

      It’ll be remembered. Especially when SCOTUS gets around to ruling AR-type weapons are expressly constitutional…

  6. I don’t like screwing around the safety markings. Which position is safe? This is dumb and unsafe. I like HKs markings the best. Firearm safety markings. should be universal, cross cultural, and explicit. Red means danger. If an illiterate Somalian can’t figure it out in two seconds, you did it wrong.

    And yes, I carried an M16A2- so I know. But still, this is unsafe and bad optics.

  7. Too bad some manufacture doesn’t bring out a 80% Hell No Beto AR receiver,it too would sell like the preverbal hot cakes.

    My reply to Beatoff Boy would be a history lesson,although I think him incapable of learning.

    On 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.

    All famous dictators have seized weapons from their people, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, Chavez, Maduro, etc.

    Mολὼν λαβέ! Beatoff Boy

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

    Samuel Adams: “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”

    Patrick Henry: “Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.”

    Nathanael Greene: “I am determined to defend my rights and maintain my freedom or sell my life in the attempt.”

    Thomas Jefferson (again): “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”

    Samuel Adams: (again) “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.”

    Marquis de Lafayette: “When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.”

    John Parker (commander of the American forces who resisted the British attempt to confiscate Americans’ firearms): “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

    • Yup. 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!”

  8. Since he is “Beto” and not an Irish pale boy… to me he jumps around like one of those jumping beans. Maybe it’s “coke” or something. He is just too twitchy let alone a dirtbag gun grabbing…oh wait he won’t grab any one’s gun, he’d order someone else’s father, brother to do that.

    They keep saying they don’t wanna take them, then along come Robert Francis O’Rourke. The whitest Mexican decent even more pale then Zimmerman as a white Hispanic. Although pale face Pocahontas is right up there. Didn’t she learn about taking guns from her “People” hehe didn’t go so well.

    • I’m fairly sure he’s high as fuck on either cocaine or adderal or both. Normal people don’t move their hands that much when they talk for no reason, without it being a sympathetic nervous response to their brain being on fire, chemically. The combo can make for quite the theatrical performance, when dumbasses then mistake for actual charisma.

      The tweaker who pitched me his business idea once sure seemed charismatic, though. He was moving around & talking excitedly about his great plans, too.
      Step 1) Get me a “9 to 5” (not a bad start, honestly)
      Step 2) Get me a truck (this is a chicken/egg thing, I’m sure)
      Step 3) Buy scrap metal (not making this up)
      Step 4) Build AKs from scrap metal & sell for high margins (hey, it works for Century and a ton of ‘wasteland-chic’ custom AK builders)

      And I’d STILL vote for the sumbitch before that potato-cracker fool from El Paso.

  9. Welp, Beto just sold me an AR. Had almost no interest in the platform here in Kommieforni, but damn, if he ain’t got me sold.

  10. Fortunately, back in 1775 people had balls and took responsibility for their own safety since those were dangerous times and no cell phones, radios, or cops around.
    Unfortunately, we now have the cell phones, and radios, but still no cops, or balls to take responsibility for our own safety and defense. Times are still Dangerous. Of course there be exceptions and in November 2020 we will find out how many.

  11. Seems sorta silly to me. Like people who run around with bumper stickers on their car for candidates that never got elected… and the sticker’s still there 10 years later.

    • I saw a Beto sticker that I’m 90% certain was applied over an Obama sticker (from the portion I could see sticking out), and several others beneath that –you don’t usually see that sort of smart thinking among the leftist set. They usually let their support drop where it falls, like a wild animal.

  12. I’m a Texan! I have many Hispanic friends. The name O’Rourke uses is a term of honor in the Hispanic world.
    O’Rourke does not deserve the “honor” of that nickname.
    I will eternally refer to him as “Bozo”. The dude is a clown.

    My local M&P store charges no transfer fee.
    They must have a FFL to conduct business. I’m in their store conducting business. Besides, because they don’t charge a transfer, I buy bits, pieces and ammo from them

  13. Would it be gauche to make a good-natured “Chanukah calendar” shooting target, which gets used up as each candidate drops out of the running? Just a head-shot (pun) of each candidate, possibly sticking out of a clown-car or something, each giving off a big puff of chalk ‘smoke’ when struck.

  14. I have to say this lower looks more half-ass-improvised-in-an-afternoon than the YEET lowers.

    Is no one doing “your text here” custom orderable lowers yet? It’s about like getting a cake iced with your name on it, anymore.

  15. These are just repackaged snack bite lowers. Going to pass. Now if they sold something that was more in your face I might consider it. Throwing on the words “no beto” in tiny print is just yawnnnn.

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