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Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019

Beto O’Rourke profiting off gun confiscation, attacks on credit card companies, selling a ‘gun ban’ shirt

Former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) revealed last week the nationwide gun confiscation program that he would implement if elected president would not include law enforcement going to the homes of gun owners and seizing their firearms.

“No, I don’t see law enforcement going door to door,” O’Rourke told reporters while at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. “I see Americans complying with the law.”

O’Rourke went on: “I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution,” he continued. “I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it is ok that we have these kind of mass killings in this country.”

“I would expect Americans to comply with the law and we are seeing some good indications that that will be the case,” O’Rourke said. “In Texas, there was a story of a man coming forward and just giving his AR-15 to the police department though he legally purchased it, and legally owns it, and is responsible about its use and care. [He] understands that there’s no reason to have a weapon that’s designed to kill people on the battlefield in his home, and so he gave it to the police department.”

“So, we expect Americans to follow the rules,” he added.

“How do we enforce any law?” O’Rourke replied when asked the logistics of his plan. “I mean, there’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law.”

“You know, that law is not created in a vacuum, it will have the input of members of Congress who are going to reflect their constituents interests,” he continued. “And, at the end of the day I think we’re going to get to a solution that protects your Second Amendment rights while protecting the lives of everyone in this country. I’m confident America can do it.”

Beto O’Rourke photo/ donkeyhotey

O’Rourke was the first major 2020 Democratic candidate to endorse a federally mandated gun confiscation program for so-called “assault weapons.” A host of his primary challengers, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, have followed suit.

While this seems unrealistic, later that same week, Beto went further, calling for targeting these companies.

“Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade. For example, the man who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, got away with buying $11,000 in assault rifles, gas masks, grenades, and ammo,” O’Rourke’s campaign wrote in a fundraising email. “He just charged it to his credit card.”

“However inadvertent or deliberate, credit card companies and banks profit off of those who terrorize our communities. As we know that in this moment, no one can sit on the sidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part,” the email continued. “These companies are no exception. That’s why we’re calling on the financial industry to do their part to cut off the sales of these weapons of war.”

Leftist support for the gun ban as grown, as the Texas politicians said in the debate: “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

He tweeted the quote with a link to buy a shirt.

“I think Beto had an outstanding night. Passionate, commanding in a way he hasn’t been before. It’s as if he’s finally figured out why he’s in the race,” touted former Obama official David Axelrod.

CNN host Anderson Cooper reminded Axelrod: “He did, at one point, you know, if you have an AK-47, AR-15, we’re going to take it away. Which is the nightmare of everybody who owns an AR-15,” Cooper quipped. “There’s no doubt,”

Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace said  “I think Beto O’Rourke, who found his voice after the massacre in El Paso, he still has that voice. He still spoke with clarity. He seems to have gained some confidence between sort of matching the moments. He tends to use salty language. I worked for John McCain, so I find that familiar and refreshing. Some people might not like it. He still has that sort of clarity that he really showcased after El Paso…”

Radical AM Joy host Joy Reid boasted that“Beto has a great night — best debate so far because now I can see in him the confidence” and that “[h]e just wants to send a message that I think is authentic.”

After concern was raised over the impact in a general election, Reid countered: “So, even though Beto — people may be alarmed at the things he was saying, the passion and the sincerity of saying no more — no more of having our kids afraid to go and I’ve had kids afraid to the movies, and I’ve experienced that.”



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