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If you don’t turn in your firearms, Beto promises “consequences”.

At the last Democratic debate, Beto says there will be consequences if you don’t abide his gun confiscation plan.

I don’t know exactly who advised Beto O’Rourke to continue attacking 2nd Amendment rights, but maybe they should just call it at this point. It could be that he really believes that this tack will win him the nomination, but the more he talks, the more extreme his position on gun rights becomes.

For years, Democrats and the Left have been adamant that “confiscation” is just a made-up term by the NRA to scare up resistance to gun restrictions. While Beto’s rhetoric on guns, especially at last night’s Democratic debate, is becoming worrisome, at least he is exposing the left on what they truly want.

O’Rourke has been beating the drum of American’s turning in “assault weapons” and during the debate, Anderson Cooper asked what the next step would be if a citizen flat out refused to turn over their firearms. Beto’s response?

If someone does not turn in an AR-15, or an AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public and brandishes it in an attempt to intimidate—as we saw in Kent State recently—then that weapon will be taken from them,” Beto said. “If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement.

I’m not in the know as to how law enforcement views this opinion, but I would bet they wouldn’t want to risk their lives going door to door to remove firearms, especially from those citizens who haven’t broken a law.

I don’t know what bloc of voters O’Rourke is trying to appeal to, but his soapbox issue of firearm confiscation isn’t winning him anymore support then the limited amount he had when the primary season began. As much as I hope that this type of rhetoric dies with his campaign, we should be under no illusion that other Democratic hopefuls don’t believe the exact same ideas.

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