Beto O’Rourke Pushes Banks to Cut Ties with Gun Customers

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 24: Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters during a meet-and-greet with the Mujeres Network at a home on March 24, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. O'Rourke is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Democrat presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is asking banks to cut ties with gun customers who sell “assault weapons” or do financial transactions at gun shows.

Elizabeth Landers reported O’Rourke’s push:

On August 24, 2019, Breitbart News reported O’Rourke saying, “America has more guns than human beings.” He followed that with a push to ban “assault weapons.”

On September 9, 2019, Breitbart News reported O’Rourke’s contention Americans will comply with his ban on AR-15s; that they will voluntarily hand over the weapons, thereby alleviating any need for police to go door-to-door.

Now he is pressing financial institutions and credit cards to cut ties with gun customers who do self-impose gun controls and/or refuse sales of certain firearms.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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