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Police Continue to Bash Beto Over His Promise to Send Authorities to the Homes of Gun Owners

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Presidential candidate and former congressman Beto O’Rourke speaks with the media outside the Walmart store in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Failed Democratic Texas Senate candidate and failing Democratic 2020 candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made some promises on behalf of America’s law enforcement that America’s law enforcement isn’t happy about, and they’re speaking out about it.

Recently, O’Rourke went on MSNBC and told Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe” that if he became president and by some dark miracle managed to make AR-15s illegal, he would institute a mandatory buyback. Should you as a gun owner not participate in that buyback, then O’Rourke said he would send law enforcement to pay you a visit.

As I reported, Sheriff’s departments from across the nation began speaking up and letting O’Rourke know that his threat wasn’t only not going to happen due to its unconstitutionality, it’s absolutely foolish in that it could result in the deaths of both civilians and officers. They lambasted O’Rourke for being so flippant about putting lives at risk.

(READ: Sheriffs Send Beto To The Burn Ward Over His Threat To Send Law Enforcement To Gun Owner’s Homes)

Apparently, the bashing from law enforcement is continuing, but now it involves the largest police union in the nation.

According to the Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, the National Fraternal Order of Police not only stated that his threat was unconstitutional but rubbed salt in the wound by stating that O’Rourke is likely to never be elected:

“Mr. O’Rourke may not be aware that state and local police officers (who comprise more than 90% of all police in the U.S.) receive their orders from their local jurisdictions – not from the Federal government,” Jim Pasco, executive director of the FOP, wrote in an email to the Free Beacon. “Further, any such legislation, if it passed, would no doubt be vigorously litigated with a view to its apparent inconsistency with the Second Amendment.”

“In view of the foregoing, and in view of Mr. O’Rourke’s current standing in the polls, we do not view this as an issue we will have to grapple within the foreseeable future,” he added.

It doesn’t stop there. Gutowski also reported that Sheriff AJ Louderback of Jackson County, Texas, warned that officers would mutiny en masse should a politician try to implement a threat like that into action, and flat out stated his refusal to participate in such an action should he be ordered to:

“I think he’s seriously misjudging the law enforcement response to what he wants to do,” Louderback told the Free Beacon. “Many sheriffs would not comply with his plan.”

Louderback sits on the immigration and government affairs committees of the National Sheriffs’ Association, which represents over 3,000 sheriffs across the country. He described O’Rourke’s plan as unworkable and counterproductive.

“This guy’s plan is ridiculous,” he said. “Everyone is looking for solutions to violent crime but this isn’t one of them. I’m not going to harass my citizens for owning guns.”

The National Association of Police Organizations, which represents a massive number of officers, also verbally slapped O’Rourke for his threat:

“It’s ironic that Beto O’Rourke, who was slamming police as ‘the new Jim Crow’ just a year ago, now finds a need for police when he wants to disarm individuals,” Bill Johnson, executive director of the group, told the Free Beacon. “Maybe poor Beto should spend less time live-streaming his visits to the dentist and attend a basics civics class instead. He’d be reminded that the very first law every police officer swears to uphold is the Constitution.”

The number of officers refusing to do comply with Democrat’s “door to door” promise of gun confiscation should tip off the left to what kind of country they’re trying to disarm. When even law enforcement officials at the very top of offices and unions are openly revolting against you before you’re in a position to be revolted against, you’re not going to have a good time getting your authoritarianism into action.

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Must-See Tweets Displaying Chile’s Violent Response to Protesters Shows Us Why Gun Control Is a Bad Idea

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Gun control advocates often laugh at people who like to say they keep their guns around because it prevents authoritarians in the government from getting out of control.

As they laugh, we see how the police dominate their unarmed citizenry with brutal force and cruel tactics. We’ve watched as it happened in China, Venezuela, North Korea, and now Hong Kong and Chile.

In Chile, what started as a protest about rising metro faires has blossomed into a full-on riot thanks to rising costs of living, with police reacting with overt violence. One Twitter user from Chile going by “pinkitsvne,” has tweeted out images and videos showing just how bad it has gotten.

One thing she noted, in particular, was how the government was manhandling protesters and rioters thanks to Chile being a “disarmed country.”

“THIS IS CHILE RIGHT NOW,” she tweeted. “The government set the military on the streets just because people were demanding rights. Salaries aren’t enough. WE ARE A DISARMED COUNTRY. They fight us with guns and we have bare hands.
Media is censoring this, please RT. MAKE THE WORLD SEE.”

The Twitter user posted other images and videos, including a GIF of police destroying public property and blaming protesters for the act.

One image, in particular, stands out, however. An unarmed older man can be seen holding his hand up to a Chilean officer who is pointing a gun directly at him. Included is a video of police firing guns at unseen protesters.

“This image makes me so so sad honestly. It’s literally representing what’s happening, a gun pointed at us when we just want to be heard,” tweeted pinkitsvne.

It’s possible that these shotguns contain beanbag rounds; they have has not been confirmed as having been shells that are deadly. Regardless, you can see how the police abuse their authority by shooting teargas into the property of protesters and even using batons to beat a child.

Those laughing at American people who want to keep their Second Amendment rights alive and well are the laughable ones. We see a constant stream of examples of what happens when a government doesn’t have the threat of violence looming against them, with Chile just being the latest.

Gun rights advocates are watching and learning. They’re paying attention to historical patterns that show that an unarmed populace is a conquered one. It’s only a matter of time before it overtly shows.

When Democrats tell us we need to give up our guns and America refuses, what we see in Chile is what it’s refusing.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Says His Anti-Gun Crusade Has Cost the Company a Quarter Billion Dollars

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After the Parkland shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack made a very big show of being a pro-gun control advocate by announcing that he refused to sell any more AR-15’s from his stores. He even began launching campaigns to promote AR-15 bans.

Sure enough, the move cost him dearly.

While appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, Stack mentioned just how much the company had lost thanks to Stack’s virtue signal.

“About a quarter of a billion,” Stack replied. “Pretty close.”

Stack said that he had anticipated losing that much money, including the $5 million worth of AR-15’s he destroyed within his company’s inventory.

“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,’” he told CBS about the move.

According to Stephen Gutowski at the Washington Free Beacon, Stack’s expectations that he would lose a lot of money thanks to the company’s stance under his leadership was something he had factored in:

That is consistent with Stack’s previous statements on the losses associated with his decision. In the company’s 2018 annual report, he wrote that gun sales were a “sizeable part” of Dick’s business and that his push for the company to support new gun control laws significantly hurt that business. However, this did not make him reconsider his decision to use company resources to lobby for gun control and to remove certain guns from stores.

“The hunting category is a sizeable part of our business; however, there has been an overall slowdown in sales in this category since the announcement of our new firearms policy,” the annual report read. “Despite this, we continue to believe that implementing this new policy is the right decision for our athletes and our communities. In fact, if we could go back and revisit it, we would still make the same choice today.”

While gun sales have been down overall, they’re recently beginning to shoot back up thanks to Democrats targeting guns, such as Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s “hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15” comment. This is likely going to cause a bigger dent in the company’s bottom line.

Stack has indicated that he’s thinking about pulling the company away from any gun sales whatsoever. How this will affect the company remains to be seen, but it’s likely that it won’t end well.

 

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Surrender: City of San Francisco Suddenly Figures Out They Can’t Win Their Latest War Against the NRA

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Last month, streiff wrote about a resolution passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that formally declared the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization.”

The resolution was inspired by the mass shooting in Gilroy, CA on July 28th that killed 3 and wounded 17. Though the NRA had nothing to do with the shooting, the Second Amendment-defending organization is a frequent whipping boy for Democrats when mass shootings happen.

They responded to the resolution by suing the city, county and the supervisors on First Amendment grounds:

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and claims the city is trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.

A few weeks later, we find out that the city has decided to back down in its war on the group:

Mayor London Breed issued the advisory on Sept. 23, a few weeks after the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution labeling the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization” and calling on the city to take steps to assess possible ties between its contractors and the organization.

In a memo co-written by the city attorney, Breed wrote that the board can only enact new contracting requirements by ordinance. Resolutions have no legal weight.

In a desperate bid to save face, city officials say the NRA misinterpreted what the resolution actually said:

John Cote, spokesman for the city attorney’s office, said the resolution was never intended to change any laws.

“If the NRA thinks this is a win, it’s only because their lawsuit completely distorts what the resolution actually does,” he said.
[…]
[Supervisor Catherine Stefani] said Tuesday that the resolution did not direct the city to assess contracting practices.

Cote and Stefani are both being dishonest (surprise). The resolution clearly states what the objective was:

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should encourage all other jurisdictions, including other cities, states, and the federal government, to adopt similar positions.

Resolutions are indeed typically more symbolic than binding, but this one was not written like that.

It’s not clear the NRA knew the resolution by its nature was essentially toothless. But what is clear is that any attempt the city makes in the near future to pass an actual ordinance on this matter will likely be met with the same response.

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Wealthy Gun Control Proponent Michael Bloomberg Dumps Cold Water on Beto’s Gun Confiscation Plan

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Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has taken plenty of flak from Republicans and even some Democrats in the aftermath of announcing his so-called “gun buyback” program, but he recently received criticism from an unlikely source: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent millions of dollars promoting gun control policies and gun control candidates all across the country.

Bloomberg appeared on the PBS program “The Firing Line” with host Margaret Hoover this week. During the program, he was shown the video clip featuring the “Hell yes” comments O’Rourke made at the Democratic presidential debate earlier this month when asked by ABC News moderator David Muir about his gun confiscation plan.

“That’s why I won’t be a candidate of the Democratic Party. Because it’s so impractical,” Bloomberg responded after watching the clip. “I don’t know how you’d even do it. It would be such a rallying cry for people that say they’re overstepping their bounds.”

When Hoover interjected to ask if he was saying that Beto’s plan was “not the way to win this issue”, Bloomberg agreed.

“That is not the way to win this issue. First thing, AK-47s should not be in the hands of individuals. They are guns built, not for hunting. They’re guns built to kill the maximum number of people as quickly as you can, and we shouldn’t have them,” he stated.

So if Beto’s solution is “impractical” per Bloomberg only because he doesn’t know how it could be accomplished, what’s his suggested alternative? One way he gave is to take action against gun manufacturers.

“So you can go after the gun manufacturers and get them to stop it,” he opined. “But how you would go and get those back out [from private citizens?] – you might have an incentive program and maybe people would turn them in. But I don’t even think that would happen.”

His answer to combating gun violence is more background checks and red flag laws. Gun confiscation programs like Beto’s are not practical, Bloomberg told Hoover, because gun owners tend to own lots of guns.

Watch the interview clip below:

Bloomberg’s comments about Beto O’Rourke’s radical plan mostly in line with what pro-gun control groups like the Giffords group stated in response to what he said at the debate:

Several gun control groups stressed Friday that they were not advocating confiscation, but they also didn’t follow Coons’ lead in condemning O’Rourke’s declaration.

“I think it is very understandable that he is taking a policy position that the larger gun safety community hasn’t taken and he’s trying to push the envelope,” said Robin Lloyd, managing director of Giffords, the gun control group named after Gabby Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011. “If the American voter does not think this is an appropriate solution, they’ll let us know.”

I think they already are.

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Bad Self-Own: Beto’s New Argument for Gun Confiscation Is Exactly the Argument Against It

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It’s no secret that Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke has been desperate to raise his profile somehow and gain some traction in the 2020 race.

Toward that end, he has been on a recent tear, calling for the banning and what amounts to the confiscation of guns like the AR-15 and the AK-47 by the government. He says that it would mandatory under his administration to turn in such guns.

The media has been giving him a lot of attention for making the push, although it still hasn’t helped his poll numbers which continue to wallow in the basement.

On Thursday, he spoke and again pushed this point.

He seemed not to why this was a particularly bad take about the incident where four students were shot dead at Kent State.

The unarmed students, two of whom weren’t even participating in the protest, were infamously shot by members of the National Guard during a protest there against the Vietnam War on campus, May 4, 1970.

When you’re trying to argue why you should take guns away from the people, perhaps it’s not the best argument to talk about an incident where the government shot the people dead.

Someone want to give Robert Francis a heads-up?

What a way to do in your own argument…

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Twitter Tough Gal AOC Gets Ragey After NRA Releases Video Showing the Squad Dodging 2nd Amendment Questions

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In light of Democratic presidential candidates like Beto O’Rourke calling for gun confiscation programs, and the fact that members of the Squad have called gun rights advocates “murderers” with “blood on their hands”, the NRA sent a representative to Washington, DC to ask AOC and the rest of the Queenie Quartet a few questions.

It didn’t go well.

The gun rights organization posted a 2 minute video on Wednesday of their reporter having to practically sprint to keep up with all four freshman Congresswomen as they were asked about Beto’s plan, whether they wanted to take away guns and gun rights, and in AOC’s case if she even knew what an AR-15 looked like.

The video showed that AOC in particular was the most belligerent of the four, only answering questions by asking other questions, labeling the NRA as supporters of white supremacists and advocates of murdering Latino Americans, and all but running away from the woman trying to speak with her:

Watch:

Ocasio-Cortez got wind of the video from Moms Demand’s Shannon Watts and proceeded to launch into a temper tantrum, demanding the “full” video be released:

When the NRA ignored her, she again opened up her elementary school sandbox playbook and gave it another go:

It didn’t work.

I dunno if there is a “full, unedited video” out there or not, but it really doesn’t matter. She’s clearly on record as (again) characterizing law-abiding American citizens as white supremacists who want to see Latino American’s murdered. It’s disgusting, and releasing any supposed “unedited” video won’t change that.

Something else the video makes crystal clear is the fact that neither the AOC nor the rest of the members of The Squad like to be on the receiving end of their own medicine. They love do dish out hate against people who disagree with them on social media, at Democrat-friendly gatherings, on liberal podcasts, and the like. But when it’s them on the hot seat they either clam up or give questioners the “how dare you” treatment.

It’s easy to be a keyboard warrior or a beloved leftist when you only have to play to your adoring crowds. But when you’re in mixed political company, the dynamic changes and they don’t like it.

Bless their hearts.

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NRA Awards Beto O’Rourke With ‘AR-15 Salesman of the Month’ Distinction

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After an Arizona gun store owner launched a sale on and sold out of AR-15s and AK-47s in response to Beto O’Rourke’s “hell yes” comments from the Democratic debate earlier this month, the NRA has awarded the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate with the AR-15 salesman of the month award.

The Hill reports:

Alpha Dog Guns in Tempe, Ariz., announced that just four hours after launching a promotional discount called the “Beto Special” — spurred by O’Rourke’s now-viral comments about his buyback proposal — it sold out of AR-15s and other rifles, owner Matt Boggs said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.”

The NRA tweeted a photo made to mock the former congressman by calling him the “AR-15 salesman of the month,” adding the caption: “Possibly even of the year.”

Here’s what they tweeted:

O’Rourke responded by tweeting out the news about Colt Manufacturing suspending AR-15 production without noting the context for the news:

Beto set off a firestorm two weeks ago after ABC News debate moderator David Muir asked whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns if elected president:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

O’Rourke has doubled down on his gun confiscation position since the debate, and has even taken to sparring with normally Democrat-friendly journalists like CNN’s Chris Cuomo and members of his own party on the issue.

His near-singular focus on gun control has not helped his polling numbers. He is still polling at under 5% nationally.

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Colt Manufacturing’s Business Model Is Now Based On Hoping They Will Be the Last Ones Eaten

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Yesterday, small arms manufacturing legend, Colt Manufacturing Company, has announced that it will cease manufacture of all modern sporting rifles including the popular AR-15 (for you anti-gun goobers, AR stands for Armalite, not Automatic Rifle). The reason: lack of future demand.

The gun maker Colt said on Thursday that it would effectively suspend production of sporting rifles, including the AR-15, for the civilian market but continue to manufacture rifles for government weapons contracts.

In a statement on its website, Colt emphasized that the company remained “committed to the Second Amendment,” but cited market conditions for its decision.

“Over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Dennis Veilleux, the company’s chief executive, said in the statement. “Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.”

It could very well be that Colt has some big brain business school grads who can predict customer demand and market saturation but that seems doubtful. If they did have those people, my iugess is that they’d have been hired by mega-corporations by now. FBI data doesn’t indicate that the market for firearms is saturated

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The best information we have indicates that modern sporting rifles account for as many as half of all long gun sales.

Why you’d cease manufacture of an item that seems to be gaining popularity in anticipation of market saturation remains a mystery. Why not must “not expand” your existing operation, benefit from the current bull market in modern sporting rifles, and ramp down when the slowdown comes?

The obvious reason is that consumer demand, now or in the future, has nothing to do with it. Colt is simply engaging in that old behavior of appeasement which Winston Churchill observed: “Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.”

A week ago, I wrote this How The Democrats And Woke Corporate Fascists Will Team Up To Destroy The Second Amendment.

The central points are these. Business is assuming the role of cultural gatekeeper in our society and, because a lot of people on the right don’t believe the government should intervene to protect our constitutional rights and civil liberties, they now have the power to silence you and to put you out of business. If, at any time, the major credit cart companies decide that you can’t use a credit card to purchase a firearm or major banks put firearms dealers and manufacturers on a prohibited list, they will go out of business because you simply can’t run a retail business or manufacturing company on a cash basis. This is not scaremongering, this is simply looking at the business landscape and what has already happened.

Colt is sending a message that gunmakers can be “socially responsible.” By this message they allow banks and credit card companies to ratchet up the pressure on smaller manufacturers to follow suit. When the hammer drops on makers of modern sporting rifles, Colt will be out of the business and in the good graces of the commercial oligarchs who want to control what we say and think.

This will not work in the long run. Most mass shootings do not involve long guns. Once modern sporting rifle manufacturing is shut down the same oligarchs will come for makers of semiautomatic handguns. And then revolvers and other long guns. The writing is on the wall. Colt may think it has made a smart business decision, but it hasn’t. It has merely ensured its place in infamy when the history of how the Second Amendment was thrashed by woke corporations is written.

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Beto O’Rourke Becomes the Republicans’ MVP as He Divides the Democrat Party Against Itself

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The fashionable thing to do in the Democrat party right now is to take an extreme position. They think it worked to energize Republicans and that if they do what they think President Donald Trump is doing, they’ll win. The problem is that Trump is nowhere near “extreme,” and is simply enforcing rules on the books and is being pro-American.

So Democrats like Robert “Beto” O’Rourke go out and say that he’s going to take your guns, thinking it will energize the left. Really, it’s only divided it. It started out as a trickle, with Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Deleware noting that O’Rourke’s gun-grab threat would haunt the Democrats for years. 

(READ: Even Democrat Lawmakers Wish O’Rourke Hadn’t Said He’d Take Our Guns)

Now, this division has reached Democrat leadership, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying publicly that he doesn’t think any other Democrat agrees with O’Rourke’s overly bold stance. It’s an obvious lie being used to attempt damage control for the Democrat party, and it’s interesting that Schumer is willing to tell that lie, but more on that in a second.

According to Politico, O’Rourke fired back by essentially accusing Schumer of being a do-nothing politician when it comes to gun violence:

“Ask Chuck Schumer what he’s been able to get done,” the Democratic presidential candidate told reporters after a town hall here, responding to Schumer’s recent dismissal of O’Rourke’s call for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. “We still don’t have background checks. Didn’t have them when he was in the majority, either. So the game that he’s played, the politics that he’s pursued have given us absolutely nothing and have produced a situation where we lose nearly 40,000 of our fellow Americans every year.”

We’re swiftly marching into 2020, and as of right now, the Democrat party is in crisis with its 2020 candidates doing everything they can to appease the radical trend that has taken it over as Democrat leadership attempts to keep the party as centered as it possibly can.

It’s a war that is going to keep the left busy as the right continues to sail right through the election period with little to no difficulty. The great thing about O’Rourke’s comments is that, as Coons suggested, it will haunt Democrats going forward, specifically into 2020. O’Rourke essentially gave Democrats another problem to deal with, and so long as he’s is in the race, he’ll continue to make more problems for Democrats to deal with when it comes to gun control.

What’s more, it’s putting Democrat leadership in the position to tell demonstrable lies, and lies that will get other Democrats who do support that measure of gun control to turn on Democrat leadership.

So long as O’Rourke is around, the Democrats will continue to be forced to fight one another, and continue to give Republicans more momentum. It’s a house divided that will fall in 2020.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say O’Rourke is a Republican plant.

As an aside, Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey mentioned in his article that O’Rourke’s “40,000” remark dismisses details such as suicides and have little to do with the weapons he’s wanting to be confiscated:

Furthermore, the 40K figure is all deaths from firearms including suicides, not the number of deaths each year from the weapons Beto wants confiscated — so-called “assault weapons.” As noted ad nauseam, long-barrel firearms (of which “assault weapons” is a subset) represent a minute percentage of overall firearms homicides — fewer than 4% in 2017. The actual number in 2017 was 403 homicides by rifles of all kinds, roughly 1% of the figure Beto’s tossing around. (Needless to say, assault weapons get used in few if any suicides, either.)

 

 

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