Beto O’Rourke has a brilliant idea: let’s force gun owners to sell their guns to the U.S. government!
While campaigning in Charlottesville, presidential hopeful Beto was asked about his advocation of an assault weapon “buy-back” program in which gun owners are forced to sell their guns back to the government.
Beto bluntly stated in his reply,
“I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do.”
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If you own an AK-47 or AR-15, “you’ll have to sell them to the government.”
The shield of humanitarianism and combatting of violence that liberals are hiding behing to vouch for gun control is getting thinner.
It's almost like, in reality, the left doesn't want civilians to have guns because it would give power to the people.
You, know, as our founding fathers set up with the 2nd Amendment.
It's almost like the left doesn't care about the Constitution and instead wants to steer our country out of democracy into socialism.
Independent has more to say about Beto's vow to force assault weapons out of Americans' hands if elected president:
Beto O’Rourke said he would implement a sweeping government buy-back policy for two types of assault rifles, including one commonly used in mass shootings across the US, if he were elected president in 2020.
The Texas Democrat responded to questions on the campaign trail Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, about concerns the government would take assault weapons away from gun owners.
According to a Buzzfeed News reporter, he said: “I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do.” The candidate later shared that quote on Twitter, adding: "We need to buy back every single assault weapon."
Mr O’Rourke, whose mandatory buyback programme is a part of his comprehensive gun control plan, has also called for a ban on assault-style guns and high capacity magazines, which he has also said would be required to be sold to the US government under his administration.
Big League Politics has more details on Beto's proposed "gun buy-back" government program:
Beto O’Rourke has endorsed mandatory “buyback” confiscations of millions of Americans’ guns, in a bid to revive his struggling Presidential campaign.
The Democrat announced his support for mandatory seizure of commonly owned semiautomatic rifles on Friday. Americans won’t have the choice to keep firearms such as AR-15s under his proposal, and will be forced to sell them to the government.
O’Rourke said he would fine any American who refuses to give up their rifle. It’s unclear how far he would go to enforce such a punitive gun control measure, that would arbitrarily steal millions of firearms from law-abiding citizens.
The policy proposal is a new position for O’Rourke, who previously only hinted he’d be “open” to the idea of seizing Americans’ guns. Only a handful of progressive Democrats, such as failed Presidential contender and Congressman Eric Swalwell, have gone so far as to call for the government to seize what they define as “assault weapons.”