Beto’s Back on the Confiscate AR Bandwagon, ‘No place in civilian life’

in 2nd Amendment – R2KBA, Current Events, S.H. Blannelberry, This Week

Video footage surfaced this week of Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke declaring war on AR-15s, again.

During a campaign stop in San Angelo on May 21, O’Rourke told groups of voters that modern sporting rifles have no place in civilian life.

(See video above. H/T The Charlie Kirk Show.)

“My kids are my conscience,” he said. “And I may win or lose this race, but I’m always going to have to face them and answer for what I’ve done or failed to do when I had the chance to do something. And I just took the position that may not be politically popular or maybe too honest that only should no one be able to purchase an AR-15 or an AK-47, because they’re designed to kill humans and that high-impact, high-velocity round will just tear up everything inside you. You’ll bleed out before we can get you back to life. 

“But I don’t think that the people who have them right now in civilian use should be able to keep them,” he added.

Just several months ago, it appeared O’Rourke softened his stance on the issue in an attempt to curry favor with pro-2A Texas voters. 

While visiting East Texas in February, the progressive politician told a crowd that he’s “not interested” in taking anyone’s firearms.

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,” he said (emphasis added).

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Of course, prior to this, Beto made waves during a 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate when he vowed to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.” The O’Rourke campaign immediately began using the clip to sell merchandise.

Even as late as Nov. 2021, Beto told The Texas Tribune that he “won’t be backing down from his message on guns” and “people shouldn’t have access to assault rifles.”

“I think most of us also understand that we should not have military-style weapons used against our fellow Texans,” he said.

That is one giant flip flop! It’s hard to overstate how big of a 180 Beto did.

But, if that doesn’t give Texas voters enough reason to pause, perhaps his antics at the recent press conference in Uvalde will.

As GunsAmerica previously reported, Beto showed up there unannounced to blame Gov. Greg Abbott and other grieving leaders for the horrific tragedy at Robb Elementary.

Many argue it was a shameless attempt to turn a solemn affair into a publicity stunt to grab headlines and gain notoriety for his campaign. See Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld’s editorial below:

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • chupakis June 4, 2022, 12:40 pm

    He might have a somewhat arguable point, but the notion that we’re on a continuing path of “civilian life” is most doubtful. If these political animals had the compunction and ability to keep us safe, I wouldn’t NEED eight “assault weapons” and 6000 rounds of ammunition.

  • Robert June 4, 2022, 12:42 am

    In typical politician flip-flopping this loser Beto will say anything to get elected. What a lying piece of 💩. If he gets elected in Texas you people deserve him.

  • Jerry June 3, 2022, 6:24 pm

    If ‘berto wishes to emulate his obvious hero gen’l burgoyne, he too will have his hat handed to him. We dont forget spartacus, nor crispus attucks

  • Blue dogs gay lover. June 3, 2022, 1:11 pm

    Blue dog shhhh. Don’t talk about how the 2020 election was stolen. Come back to bed…

  • Blue Dog (he/him) June 2, 2022, 4:33 pm

    Look at how close Beto came in 2018 against Ted Cruz. Abbott is embattled within his party; this very blog has been highly critical of Greg the Confessor on several issues. This could happen! Republicans are asleep at the wheel, they keep taking Texas for granted and Democrats are out-hustling in Texas in every way they can. A conspiracy theorist might even point out that it would not have taken that many mules to fortify the election in Beto’s 2018 Senate run. Ask yourself one thing, Republicans – does your leadership even want to win?

    • Actual Gun Owner (sire/your royal highness) June 3, 2022, 10:20 am

      Blue dog turd actual spoke the truth for once (probably by accident) by acknowledging the theft of the 2020 election, 2000 mules.
      As it is said, a broken clock is right twice per day.

    • Hondo June 3, 2022, 7:59 pm

      Serious question bluedoche him/clown , are you mentally deficient ? no worries since we all know the answer to to that question.,

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