Skip to main content

Beto Would Enforce Gun Buyback Armed Police

Beto Would Enforce Gun Buyback Armed Police
If Beto were elected president, he would enforce confiscation of AR15s at gun point. (Photo source: DreamsTime.com)

Congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) finally admits what many gun owners have been fearing for years: AR15 owners who refuse to turn in their firearms will get a visit from the police.

This fact game to light after Beto was questioned by Joe Scarborough of MSNBC during the CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues in LA last Wendsday. Scarborough asked O’Rourke’s what his plans to curb gun violence in the US were, and received the following response.

“I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law… there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and make sure that it is purchased, bought back, so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else.”

http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Election-2020-Guns/3130a1e818de45d78d55ba785c224579/2/1 Beto presumably contemplates how best to destroy the liberties and freedoms of the American people at a Las Vegas Gun Safety Forum.


What Bob O'Rourke fails to mention, is two fold: what the further consequences of resisting confiscation would be, and what impact this defacto confiscation would have - not to mention how he would measure said impact.


But in many ways, Republicans and Second Amendment supporters should be happy this is the case. O’Rourke is the only plausible Democratic presidential candidate foolish enough to reveal how his party truly feels about gun ownership. The rest of the dems play it coy, pretending that they only want to take certain firearms.

But just as France, Poland, the UK and several other countries learned half a century ago, appeasement only buys you time. The slippery slope fallacy is only a fallacy if it isn’t demonstrably true. And if the continual erosion of the Second Amendment is any indication (and it absolutely is) we as Americans will only continue to see our rights, liberties and freedoms abrade, shrink and eventually vanish should we capitulate on any issue.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

3 Ring Silencers

3 Ring Silencers

Patrick Sweeney heads to the range to look at suppressors from 3 Ring Silencer Corporation.

Firearms News Reviews the S&W M&P 2.0 9mm Compact Pistol

Firearms News Reviews the S&W M&P 2.0 9mm Compact Pistol

Firearms News editor Vince DeNiro runs the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 9mm compact pistol through a self-defense drill.

SCCY CPX-4 in .380 ACP

SCCY CPX-4 in .380 ACP

New for 2019 is the SCCY CPX-4, a .380 ACP semi-automatic pistol that extends beyond the existing SCCY CPX-3 line of pistols.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

More and more people are choosing to carry a handgun for personal protection, here is why you may want to consider SIG Sauer's P365.Is SIG Sauer's P365 9mm the Perfect Carry Gun? Handguns

Is SIG Sauer's P365 9mm the Perfect Carry Gun?

David M. Fortier - August 16, 2020

More and more people are choosing to carry a handgun for personal protection, here is why you...

While Germany is the Edenic home of modern sniping, they were always one step behind the Soviets during World War II, despite fielding some excellent sniper rifles.German Sniper Rifles of World War I and II Rifles

German Sniper Rifles of World War I and II

David M. Fortier - August 13, 2020

While Germany is the Edenic home of modern sniping, they were always one step behind the...

The Masada is IWI's first striker-fired pistol and is an accurate, good looking polymer handgun that has a great trigger.IWI Masada Pistol Review Handguns

IWI Masada Pistol Review

Bob Taubert - August 19, 2020

The Masada is IWI's first striker-fired pistol and is an accurate, good looking polymer...

The Wilson Combat-SIG Sauer WCP320 pistol is now legal for IDPA Stock Service Pistol Class Competition and USPSA Production/Carry Optics Classifications.WCP320 Pistol Now Legal for IDPA and USPSA Handguns

WCP320 Pistol Now Legal for IDPA and USPSA

Firearms News Staff - August 14, 2020

The Wilson Combat-SIG Sauer WCP320 pistol is now legal for IDPA Stock Service Pistol Class...

See More Trending Articles

More 2nd Amendment

With record gun sales occurring nearly every month during pandemic-addled, riot-torn 2020, it's interesting to see what states have had the most gun sales so far during this tumultuous year. Are you really doing your part, or is your state falling woefully short?Is Your State Among the Top-5 Gun Buyers In 2020? 2nd Amendment

Is Your State Among the Top-5 Gun Buyers In 2020?

Mark Chesnut - September 01, 2020

With record gun sales occurring nearly every month during pandemic-addled, riot-torn 2020,...

Despicable behavior by violent rioters in Washington, D.C., on the last night of the Republican National Convention is sure to have many people asking exactly what the heck has happened to our country.Violent Assault: The New “Peaceful Protest” 2nd Amendment

Violent Assault: The New “Peaceful Protest”

Clay Bell - August 31, 2020

Despicable behavior by violent rioters in Washington, D.C., on the last night of the...

Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), said in a Wednesday op-ed that, “New York's gun control Utopia is living hell.”NSSF General Counsel Calls NYC Gun Violence 'A Living Hell' 2nd Amendment

NSSF General Counsel Calls NYC Gun Violence 'A Living Hell'

Mark Chesnut - September 11, 2020

Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports...

With many having to evacuate and possibly never see their homes and belongings again, some Oregon homeowners are protecting their property from looters.Armed Oregon Homeowners Protecting Their Property 2nd Amendment

Armed Oregon Homeowners Protecting Their Property

Clay Bell - September 18, 2020

With many having to evacuate and possibly never see their homes and belongings again, some...

See More 2nd Amendment

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW OUR CURRENT ISSUE Arrow

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Firearms News subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now