Dem Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke thinks that forcefully disarming American with a Mandatory Buyback is the answer to all of our problems. The Politicians somehow think that disarming law-abiding citizens is going to stop criminals and the mentally deranged from acquiring a weapon to do harm. But all they are going to do is leave lawful citizens defenseless. The NRA tweeted about O’Rourke picking on him for his ridiculous stance as he has caused the exact opposite of his goal. He has encouraged Americans to buy more AR-15s.
“Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) full-throated endorsement of a mandatory gun buyback proposal has raised alarms among Democrats.
They see the presidential candidate’s proposal as playing into Republican hands and putting Democratic candidates on the back foot. They also say it could be used by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to raise money and members and to fight efforts to impose tougher background checks and other measures that might reduce gun violence.”
“O’Rourke made headlines at the September Democratic debate in Texas when he said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” The remarks followed a shooting in his home city of El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead.
Under O’Rourke’s plan, Americans who own assault-style weapons would be required to sell them back to the government. Anyone who refuses or fails to forfeit those firearms would be fined. He has also proposed a licensing system in which gun owners would have to complete firearms safety training and register their weapons.
It’s unclear whether O’Rourke’s plan will help his presidential run, which has been stuck in the mud.”
If you need proof as to how well that plan will work just look at New Zealand. After the ChristChurch Mosque shooting the government thought it best to ban AR-15s. So far they are struggling to get any of their citizens to turn them in.
The NRA may be joking, but they are right. O’Rourke’s call for a mandatory buyback is likely making them sell like hotcakes.