Before, during, and after the Democrat debate, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke proved the left’s real goal is the seizure of firearms.
He led up to the debate campaigning on a government enforced buyback of AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles. On September 2, 2019, Breitbart News reported O’Rourke addressing “fears” that an O’Rourke administration would take away “assault rifles.” He said, “I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them.”
During the September 12, 2019, debate, O’Rourke declared, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”
And on September 13, 2019, the morning after the debate, O’Rourke told MSNBC that the government enforced buyback of AR-15s, AK-47s, will not be “voluntary.” Rather, he made clear, “It is not voluntary, I want to be sure we make the distinction here, it is mandatory. It will be the law. You will be required to comply with the law.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 13, 2019
So much for Democrats’ decades-long contention they are not coming to take your guns.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports there are 16 million-plus privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.
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