A battle over who wants to take innocent citizens’ guns away more emerged during last nights democratic debate, with the winner being no one and the loser being America.
Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, took center stage in this winner-take-all (of our guns) showdown. As New York Times wrote, “O’Rourke’s hard-line position on gun control has become a central element of his campaign. During the third Democratic presidential debate in Houston last month, he offered up an unapologetic defense of a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons.”
As you may recall from that Houston debate, Beto responded with “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” to which many on the Right responded “Come and take it, Beto” including a Rep. from Texas who tweeted at O’Rourke “My AR is ready for you.”
The only difference in last nights Ohio debate was Beto threatening gun owners who refuse to turn their weapons over, saying: “If someone does not turn in an AR-15 or AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public to brandish and intimidate, as we saw in Kent State recently, then that weapon will be taken from them.”
“that weapon will be taken from them,” -Beto O’Rourke
However, Mayor Pete would not be “out-woked” by Beto. “Congressman, you just made it clear you don’t know how this is actually going to take weapons off the streets,” Buttigeig said while explaining that buying assault weapons back from owners is not enough. According to the South Bend mayor, these guns need to be outright banned and if you own one then you are breaking the law. Just for the record, here’s a few other politicians who had similar views:
Pete went on to add “We are this close to an assault weapons ban. That would be huge. To get fixated on ‘Hell, yes, we’re going to take your guns,’ would sacrifice that.” But good ole Bobby would not back down. “We must buy them back,” he said. “I believe in this country; I believe in my fellow Americans. I believe they will do the right thing,” implying that the “right thing” is to give up your guns.
Sorry Beto, I am going to have to disagree with you on that one. If you ask me, the right thing to do is to fight for our Second Amendment right to keep and bare arms. Anyone against that is against law abiding Americans and should be no where close to the Presidency. Good thing neither of these democratic candidates have a chance.