“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” said Beto O’Rourke on September 1 and again reiterated it at Thursday's Democratic Presidential Debate more than 10 days later.
He might as well have just said 'Hell Yes I'm Going To Violate My Oath To Defend The Constitution'
The comments are striking not just for their directness, but also because for decades, Democrats have avoided suggesting that the government should take back guns out of concern that such a platform would be politically toxic in much of the country.
Beto is also now trying to monetize his gun 'buyback' platform as noted in the picture below. To be clear, it is NOT a buyback platform, it is a confiscation for remuneration platform as the government never owned the guns in the first place therefore it would be impossible to buyback something that was never owned.
His enthusiastic declaration in the debate that the federal government would confiscate semi-automatic weapons, however, contradicts a statement he made on “The Chad Hasty Show” in April 2018, less than a year and a half ago.
“I own an AR-15,” said host Chad Hasty. “A lot of our listeners own AR-15s. Why should they not have one?”
“Well, to be clear, they should have them. If you purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly,” said O’Rourke. “I think Texas has a real opportunity to lead on this issue right now because we so jealously guard that Second Amendment. We believe in it. We’ll defend it.”
O’Rourke continued, “We have this proud, rich tradition of hunting, of owning guns for self-defense, for sport, for collection.”
“Doesn’t that punish the responsible gun owner?” asked Hasty. “Isn’t it punishing the good guys who are out there, the majority?”
“I don’t think so, and again, we support the Second Amendment. If you own a gun, keep that gun. Nobody wants to take it away from you — at least I don’t want to do that.”