Washington, DC — Robert O’Rourke was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday, September 19 to clarify his position on gun confiscation.
The interview with Beto and Fredo can be seen here:
The media needs to stop fear-mongering. The only guns you will have to sell back are weapons of war, designed to kill as efficiently and effectively as possible. The American people are with me on this: AR-15s and AK-47s belong on the battlefield, not in our communities. pic.twitter.com/SJDG0oPA49
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 19, 2019
“Fredo” Cuomo started the segment by asking, “Are you, in fact, in favor of gun confiscation.”
Beto responded, “Yes,” He paused slightly before continuing. “…when it comes to AR-15s and AK-47s.”
O’Rourke said that the “high impact, high velocity” nature of their ammunition made those guns more dangerous than others.
He tried to paint a graphic picture of how those bullets cause so much more damage to the body than other guns.
But at the end of the day, ALL guns and ALL ammo can do that to the human body!
By this logic, any gun could be taken away for the same reason. Maybe that’s his plan?
Who Is Fear Mongering?
He went on to say, “ “When it comes to those weapons, Chris, the answer [to the confiscation question] is ‘yes.’
But when it comes to firearms used for hunting or self-defense the answer is ‘no.’
And I don’t want you or anyone else to get into the fear mongering, that some have fallen prey to, saying that the government is going to come and take all your guns.”
This same Beto who doesn’t want people falling prey to fear mongering has been busy the last ten days.
- During Democrat debate on September 12th, O’Rourke infamously said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”
- Given a chance to clarify his position the next morning on MSNBC, he emphasized that it will be “mandatory” to hand over AR-15s if he were president.
- A few days later, in Plano, Texas, O’Rourke made clear his plans to enforce the ban including fining citizens into compliance.
It’s not fear mongering to point out that O’Rourke is a very dangerous man.
A man who should never be in a position of power over other men.
His sense of liberty is overshadowed by fear.
Fear that somebody, somewhere, is not dependent on—and thus not controlled by—the government.
His fear that somebody, somewhere, might value their liberty more than their security.
And ultimately, fear that he’s about to fade into powerless obscurity, having lost his recent election and polling between 2% and 4%.
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