And that’s the drum he’ll beat until he finally drops out.
Robert O’Rourke is coming for your guns. While he doesn’t
seem to be gaining any traction in the Democratic primary, he does seem to have
taken up the anti-gun mantra that Rep. Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell tried, and
failed miserably, to run with.
Since the shooting in Odessa, TX last month, O’Rourke has
been beating the drum of a gun buyback (a self-defeating drum to be sure. How
can the government buy back something it never sold me? And to use my tax
dollars to do so? No thanks!) as if, like every Left politician believes, evil
can be legislated away.
Last night, during the third Democratic primary debate, O’Rourke proffered his stance on so-called “assault weapons”:
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against your fellow Americans any more.”
O’Rourke apparently believes that he will ride anti-gun
rhetoric to the nomination. But who is he to say what weapon an American
citizen can or cannot have?
Firstly, the AR-15 is one of the most popular modern
sporting rifles currently being sold, which should protect from a ban as it
falls under the Heller v. DC definition of a common use firearm.
Secondly, a great deal of AR-15s are in the hands of citizens.
If they were a consistent threat, they’d be used in shootings a hell of a lot
more. As it stands, rifles of all kinds account for only 3% of firearm related
And lastly, the Bill of Rights includes the 2nd Amendment for a reason. The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they
included “the right to keep and bear arms”. Interestingly, the 2nd Amendment is the only amendment one to include the phrase “shall not be
infringed”. I know that progressives and the left don’t like to read the Constitution,
but the Founders understood explicitly the need for the general populace to
defend themselves, as well as the God given right to self-protection.
But then, O’Rourke wouldn’t get to say ready-made political
slogans like “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” or “this is f***ed up”.
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like the American public isn’t buying what he’s
selling since national polls have him below 3%. Go home Robert Francis. Peddle
your goods somewhere else.