Joe Biden Vows to Put Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke in Charge of Gun Control If Elected

After O’Rourke endorsed Biden, the former VP said the Texas congressman would be in charge of his gun control agenda. (Photo: Screenshot, Global News)

To anyone who thought that Joe Biden might take a moderate stance on gun control if elected president, think again: the former VP vowed at a campaign stop in Dallas this week to put Robert “Beto” O’Rourke in charge of his gun control agenda.

The former Congressman from Texas ran on one of the most extreme anti-gun platforms during his short time as a Democratic presidential candidate, endorsing plans to confiscate “assault rifles” and enforce a nationwide gun registry, among many other proposals.

Biden told O’Rourke he’d be placed in charge of the administration’s gun control agenda during an event at which O’Rourke endorsed Biden for president.

“I want to make something clear: I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’re seeing of this guy,” Biden said to a crowd in Dallas. “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on you. We need you badly, the state needs you, the country needs you, you’re the best.”

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While Biden’s gun control plan differs from O’Rourke’s in that the former VP will not require a mandatory “assault weapon” buyback, many of the other proposals are identical. Biden has also ramped up his anti-gun rhetorical in recent weeks, telling a CNN town hall in Nevada that he is “coming” for gun makers.

“A guy has 12 assault weapons with bump stocks, which means you can fire it faster. You can pull the trigger faster,” Biden continued, referencing the Las Vegas hotel shooting. “Why in God’s name should anyone, anyone, anyone, anyone be able to own that? It’s just wrong, and we’ve got to — and I promise you, as president, I am going to get these guys.”

Biden may also be taking his cues from anti-gun activist David Hogg, who said in August that the president should appoint a “National Director of Gun Violence Prevention.” In exchange for O’Rourke’s endorsement, Biden appears to be slotting O’Rourke into that role.

O’Rourke tried to save his dying campaign last year by focusing primarily on the gun control issue following a mass murder in El Paso. The move failed to increase his polling numbers, but he did reveal his extremist stance and his ignorance of basic tenets of firearms law.

As we reported at the time, O’Rourke misrepresented several conversations he had with gun owners at a gun show in Arkansas by taking their statements as endorsements of his agenda. According to another gun owner who also spoke with O’Rourke, the candidate did not recognize a form 4473 and did not understand the laws surrounding the gun purchasing process.

Ignorance of gun laws has never stopped anti-gun politicians from attempting to change them, of course, and there’s no reason to believe Biden won’t fulfill his promise to O’Rourke if he’s elected president in November.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Big Al March 9, 2020, 12:33 pm

    Just what is it that Beto is the “best” at?? He hasn’t DONE anything. Further proof creepy “ol Joe is off his nut.

  • Nikki March 7, 2020, 10:49 pm

    Ha? Stan why the insult? Remember when Trump promised on day 1 no more gun free zones? Who outlawed bump stocks? Why isn’t Hillary locked up yet? All politicians lie!!!

    • Big Al March 9, 2020, 12:30 pm

      What does YOUR insult have to do with Stan’s comment???
      What an inane comment, off topic, off track, and simply silly.
      Don’t vote, you will never be happy.

      • Nikki March 9, 2020, 11:49 pm

        Big Al, I was replying to this comment from
        “Stan d. Upnow
        MARCH 6, 2020, 4:08 PM
        You sent that comment in while at a Bernie Sanders rally, right Nikki?

        Stupid beeyotch.”

        Now if insulting someone makes you feel better then I guess Trump is your guy! Since Stan doesn’t know me why would he insult me? Internet muscles? As for the promises of taking away your guns; do you really believe that that will actually happen??? Did you really believe that Mexico would pay for the wall? Do you really think healthcare will be free? Politicians make promises that they can’t possibly keep! There are a lot of reasons to vote for or against a candidate besides guns such as immigration, healthcare, taxes, abortion, government debt, etc… Now if I have insulted anyone it was not intended! Was just trying to point out that Trump is not much of a Firearm Friendly POTUS so I have to laugh at the comment Vote for Trump no matter what!

        • Delco November 10, 2020, 3:14 am

          Nikki Mexico is laying off the wall. 25 thousand Mexican troops 24/7 preventing illegals from continuing to INVADE our country. Cost per day to do that is not cheap.

  • Russ Jester March 7, 2020, 9:32 am

    DEMENTIA BIDEN will pick HILLARY as his VP ……… THEN IF ELECTED …… a very. short time he will resign for “health reasons” saying that thinking processes compromise his ability to be the “the President the people deserve” …..then he will give the country HILLARY ……..NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND DESERVES A HILLARY IN THEIR LIFE

  • bill allbritton March 7, 2020, 1:46 am

    I hope ol Beto comes after my guns!!!

    • Hondo March 8, 2020, 5:54 pm

      Not likely , Betoff O’Rourke is to much of a coward , he will need the state to carry out his wet dreams.

      If these limp wristed pussies keep pushing they may get the revolution they aren’t prepared for.

  • Chum Lee March 6, 2020, 9:50 pm

    I think it’s safe to say Sleepy Joe would have someone else in charge of every function of the Executive branch, while he takes a 4-year nap.

  • Andrew N. March 6, 2020, 7:09 pm

    I’m all for Beto’s plan. I’m so sure it will work, I think Beto should be the one to go out and confiscate everyone’s “assault” rifles.

  • Lance Fitzgibbons March 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

    I know that there are a lot of middle of the road democrats that own AR’s, that won’t be voting for Biden now because of the Beto comment/promise of an appointment and Bidens vocal extreme anti-gun platforms. Wow, what a way to commit political suicide. At least now his political filter is off, (because of age, dementia) and we can he what he really thinks.

  • Stan d. Upnow March 6, 2020, 4:12 pm

    Senile Joe should choose Ocasio-Cortez as his VP pick. Then their slogan could be:
    “Vote for Grope & Dope”


  • john March 6, 2020, 4:04 pm

    Must depend on what state your talking in. Joe claims to own 2 shotguns for sporting clays and hunting, then he tells us Beto will be in charge of gun control. Beto, you know the guy who wants to confiscate your guns. If you want to fix gun crime then control straw buying, street sales,and place long prison terms on violent crimes without parole. Also coordinate mental health with background checks.

    • Ti March 7, 2020, 8:23 pm

      Sounds like he could go back to old El Paso – Oh wait he is as corrupt as the day is long down there family of hypocrites.

  • Stan d. Upnow March 6, 2020, 4:03 pm

    These subversive & delusional bastids think that “all” of America supports their Progressive-Socialist platform. That’s why little-by-little they’re coming out of the closet and letting their Real goals slip.

    Joe Biden is a corrupt, worthless political clinger, who’s been polluting our federal govt. for almost FOUR DECADES!! This senile, lying, self-serving POS needs to go!
    The only benefit O’Rourke could offer would be to be added to a compost pile somewhere.

  • SEABEETOM March 6, 2020, 2:50 pm

    Old Joe won’t remember who or what he promised to do six months from now.

  • Frank March 6, 2020, 2:19 pm

    This is the very reason why Joe will loose. He’s a three legged horse running in the Derby.

  • CountryBoy March 6, 2020, 2:06 pm

    VOTE in November like your FREEDOM Depends on it…… because IT DOES !!!!!

    Just look at what Democrats did in Virginia…..

  • Timothy Craven March 6, 2020, 12:27 pm

    Doesn’t matter because it wouldn’t make it pass the house and senate. Executive Privilege doesn’t “trump” 2nd Amendment

    • Thomas Dickinson March 6, 2020, 3:49 pm

      You don’t have a clue. Schiff and the other Dems in the House would love to see gun confiscation. If we lose a couple seats in the senate the Dems will control that. Mitt the RINO would probably go along with it if he had the opportunity. And then the only question would be whether it comes to civil war or we all cave in and let our guns be melted down with the other scrap iron.

  • Mike March 6, 2020, 11:41 am

    Trump for another 4 years. The US needs to force politicians to pass Background investigations before they run for office, as all other government employees have to pass one to work for the government. Politician here beating the system again. Government janitor in Washington background cleared, politician not cleared.

    • Ti March 7, 2020, 8:31 pm

      After Barry O game of system, anything can happen. Background Checks just like any of us going into sensitive job.

  • Winston March 6, 2020, 11:35 am

    Biden takes advice from some anti-gun FBI agent’s twerp kid who just started shaving a few years ago? It’s another example of Clownworld USA, no doubt. The Bi-Coastal Oligarchy that runs this country wants AR15’s and similar rifles banned, because in private hands of traditional Americans the rifles are a threat to the Oligarchy’s uncontested power.

  • DAVID MILLER March 6, 2020, 11:30 am

    Ban smoking and booz kills more than guns also cars

  • Bobs your uncle March 6, 2020, 11:17 am

    I thought Beto was running for president of Mexico

    • john March 6, 2020, 4:06 pm

      He should move to california, probably fits right in.

  • rsmalt March 6, 2020, 10:45 am

    Beto The Bogus Beaner in charge of confiscating lawfully owned firearms? Yeah…..THAT will work REALLY well! Especially in Texas!

  • Kane March 6, 2020, 10:11 am

    During the Dem debates “Beto” revealed that he owns firearms that he inherited from a relative. So, he avoided a background check but given his extreme positions this certainly seems like left wing hypocrisy. “Beto” owes a more detailed explanation for why he has allowed himself such leeway.

    • Don Richardson March 6, 2020, 4:13 pm

      Most politicians are arrogant and believe that they are better than the common folk. Hilary is a great example, commits felonies with impunity and immunity. Her fellow travelers won’t even indict any high level Democrat, let alone charge them with the crimes they have committed and arrest them. They are bulletproof. Why would Beto worry about a background check? It’s only the little people who have to obey the laws.

  • mikeb March 6, 2020, 10:06 am

    Ol dementia Joe won’t remember what he said anyway. He’ll just be a puppet if, and that’s a BIG if, he gets elected. Leading Dems will pull his strings.

    • paul March 6, 2020, 2:51 pm


  • PacosMojo March 6, 2020, 10:04 am

    Joe Biden has a lifetime voting record that’s to the LEFT OF BARACK OBAMA! And I’m old enough to remember his despicable performances during the Bork and Thomas confirmation hearings. Biden’s always been a low-IQ sleaze bag: Now he’s a senile to boot.

  • James March 6, 2020, 9:14 am

    …./facepalm . Well . Joe , if you really want to sink your election “boat” , you do that. Beto is a horrible choice , unless to just want to offend every legal gun owner in America ( read : high percentage are regular voters). The illegal /criminal gun owners don’t vote much , so …… You are pandering to the “uneducated on firearms” crowd , i guess ? I’m NOT saying most “shooters” (hunting or otherwise) need 4-5 AR/AK type weapons and bump stocks , but Beto , really ???

    • bill allbritton March 7, 2020, 1:52 am

      doesn’t ol beto blowhard and justaminute joe know that bumpstocks are illeagal and ARs are not???? their stupidity never ceases to amaze me

  • Richard Manfredi March 6, 2020, 9:10 am

    Any gun owner who votes Democrat should be committed.

    • PacosMojo March 6, 2020, 10:00 am

      Without a doubt.

    • Nikki March 6, 2020, 12:11 pm

      Lot of different reasons to vote for a candidate. Guns are only one of them! This is just an article to get gun owners riled up against Biden. Next thing you know a candidate will promise something & declare that Mexico will pay for it!

      • Stan d. Upnow March 6, 2020, 4:08 pm

        You sent that comment in while at a Bernie Sanders rally, right Nikki?

        Stupid beeyotch.

      • john March 6, 2020, 4:10 pm

        Might be time for a younger generation to get involved. All three guys running, Joe Donnie, Bernie seem to lose their, place slur words, and forget what they said the other day.

      • Thomas Dickinson March 6, 2020, 4:17 pm

        The question of whether the burgers are actually piled a mile high, or whether or not Mexico will pay for the wall are pretty much a joke. The question of whether or not I become a felon and spend hard time for exercising my constitutional rights is a whole different ball game.

      • I Love Liberty March 6, 2020, 10:54 pm

        Democrats want to take the private firearms of Americans so they can then get control of their healthcare and also money through higher taxation.

        Biden’s mind is also gone. A vote for him means you are voting for a puppet that will be completely controlled by the Democrat party.

      • Dogman March 10, 2020, 11:35 am

        Ya, we here ya, again. Isn’t the “View” on now?

  • Bobs your uncle March 6, 2020, 9:04 am

    What about a shot gun? a double barrel shot gun? fire two blasts.

    • Richard Manfredi March 6, 2020, 10:11 am

      I wonder why wars are not fought with double barrel shotguns? Two blasts should do the trick.
      After two blasts , then what? Can you and your family hide under the bed ? You have a selfish narrow point of view.

  • Firegoat02 March 6, 2020, 8:39 am

    We need these unconstitutional gun control schemes ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the Supreme Court, before they destroy our country. We also need these Communists to go somewhere else to spur their BS. Like China. Oh wait, China already have their rich communist rulers and don’t want them Either.

  • Joe Borden March 6, 2020, 8:33 am

    I am not going to worry to much about these clowns at the moment, the Corona virus should take care of them and their constituents; if not it will be up to us to relegate them to the ash heap of history. Their statements are like all the other tyrants, only they have to be put in power to enact their agendas. If we are pro active we can prevent that.

  • joefoam March 6, 2020, 8:21 am

    O’Rourke got blown out of the race when he announced that he would take away AR-15s & AK-47s. Think its wise to partner up with the guy Biden? Maybe get Swalwell for Secretary of Defense, he likes the thought of unleashing nukes.

  • Steve Kosovich March 6, 2020, 8:01 am

    His president idea is just a dream he has many nights. Ain’t no way in hell he will beat Trump.
    If by some chance he would, I would load are my guns for one at each window after I boarded them up 😀

    • PacosMojo March 6, 2020, 10:10 am

      Trump will win, but probably not in the landslide that facing off against Sanders would provide. But then again, Trump’s no Bush/McCain/Romney, and thus will not shy away from calling out this piece of filth.

    • Don Richardson March 6, 2020, 4:25 pm

      There are several organizations which can possibly affect opinions of lots of people and most of those organizations are far left. It is estimated that Google will change at least 5 million undecided votes to Democrat. You may think that is crazy but psychological studies of how people make decisions indicate that it could actually happen. If you have a preference as to which way the vote goes, you better vote and convince everyone you know to do likewise.

  • Buckwheat29 March 6, 2020, 7:52 am

    Further proof that Smiley Joe has gone off the deep end mentally. Anyone that would give O’Rourke (I refuse to refer to him by that hispanic term of respect) responsibility for anything is definitely senile.

  • Pete Faz March 6, 2020, 7:34 am

    Why are Democrats so insistent on starting a civil war,don’t those slave holders remember what happened to them back in 1865 ?

  • Fred March 6, 2020, 7:28 am

    There is no such thing as a moderate Dem. Senile sleepy Joe won’t beat Trump so him and Beto O’Dork can piss off.

    • PacosMojo March 6, 2020, 10:12 am


  • Robert Frasconi March 6, 2020, 7:13 am

    Loony gun grabber endorses loony kid grabber.

    As a bulwark against tyranny, state secretaries of state must start doing their job and must refuse ballot access to any candidate who voices his intent to subvert the constitution.

  • michael March 6, 2020, 6:54 am

    And why are these same CLOWNS selling nuclear weapons to our enemies to put our lives in danger ? Why are they allowed to sell arms to start proxy wars or trade weapons for drugs ? Using military encrypted blackberry phone network. Selling or trading American weapons doesn’t help the American people it actually puts us in danger. By their logic if NO one had weapons no one would get hurt. I’ll be damned if I give up my firearms when they are arming the rest of the world & at the same time pissing them off. Hey Odorck COME TAKE THEM !

  • Steve March 6, 2020, 6:43 am

    All I have to say is – What an idiot (on both counts).

  • Jesse Scott March 6, 2020, 5:51 am

    I’d like to see Beano try it. No matter, Trump will easily beat Biden.

  • KB and JB Barrett March 6, 2020, 5:49 am

    The Left is obviously severely unbalanced for the most part.
    RET/DAV/USA, Florida

  • Kole March 6, 2020, 5:38 am

    And then the second civil war will officially start. Fuck those two clown’s.

    • David C. Telliho March 6, 2020, 7:04 am

      unfortunately for our country, i believe you`re right. It`s our fault, we should have stopped this bs when we 1st came aware of it. I also blame our fathers and grandfathers when they 1st saw the hints of such crap. And to Biden ? I`d say I never owned an AR, but his and Beto`s rhetoric inspire me to get a couple and several thousand rd.s of ammo. And when your enforcers come to take them, tell them to kiss their wives & children good by, first. If you remember our history, Mr. Biden, you`ll recall how the British got chased literally chased from our shores. You & your ilk may not be so lucky. Better run now.

  • perlcat March 6, 2020, 4:18 am

    Well, all’s I have are shotguns. I have a shotgun that fires a single 5.56 mm pellet, a shotgun that fires a single .45″ pellet, and a shotgun that fires a single .3″ pellet, so I should be good.

    • Richard Manfredi March 6, 2020, 9:41 am

      Listen up , from Martin Niemöller:
      First they came for the Jews
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a Jew.
      Then they came for the Communists
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a Communist.
      Then they came for the trade unionists
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a trade unionist.
      Then they came for me
      and there was no one left
      to speak out for me. // My friend you are on the list , little further down the list , but on the list all the same.

  • Jim Parker March 6, 2020, 3:17 am

    Biden has unintentionally revealed how his administration (if elected) would operate—pretend to be a “moderate” but appoint nut-job radical dickheads like Beto.

    O’Rourke is a brainless twit but Biden’s picks for jobs like Homeland Security, big Pentagon slots, vice president, Treasury should have alarm bells ringing.

    Biden only pretends to be a moderate. His voting record in the US Senate tells a different story.

    The average clown that works as a media talking head wasn’t even born yet back when Biden was making his bones. Biden and his plastic smile are a phony front for some very dangerous people.

    • Willy March 6, 2020, 6:54 am

      You are correct on all counts.

    • srsquidizen March 6, 2020, 7:14 am

      I think you’re right. Saying he’d put Beto “Hell yes we’re going to take them!” in charge of gun agenda is Joe Biden’s “We need to look at Australia” moment (what Hillary said that gave 2A supporters indisputable proof of how dangerous she is–some say that comment was so scary it was a significant factor in losing the election).

    • John March 6, 2020, 7:24 am

      Poor old senile demented Joe. He could not even remember what office he was running for or where he was in his past campaign stops. He is worse than a clown, he is a dangerously demented person pretending to be normal. This proves even more that all candidates for any public office should be required to pass a mental fitness exam, and a criminal background check, since they could inflict much more and worse damage to the public than any common criminal.
      As it is now, any demented criminal can run for any public office, and obviously way too many do.
      Also, show us your tax returns Joe!
      Next, his supporters must be as demented as he is, so I guess that proves voters should also be vetted in some way too.

      • Thomas Dickinson March 6, 2020, 6:11 pm

        Joe’s handlers will write speeches for him and Joe will read them. Sad though it may be, if he makes it through the election, they will tell him what to say, what to do and he will muddle through it. Unfortunately, those in charge will likely be more radical left that Joe.

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