Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke Visits Arkansas Gun Show, Vows to Ban Their AR-15s

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  1. hps1

    hps1 Member

    Dec 31, 2002

    Yes, the "undocumented Irishman from Texas" actually did say this at a gun show! Then he went on to tweet :


    Anyone who goes to a gun show with this message is not likely to gain much ground. He'd be better to try to gain votes by getting a tooth pulled or changing a tire or something........oh wait, he already tried that. :what:


    Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke Visits Arkansas Gun Show, Vows to Ban Their AR-15s

    by Jordan Michaels on August 19, 2019
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    Robert “Beto” O’Rourke visited an Arkansas gun show over the weekend and vowed to ban and buyback the AR-15s being sold there. The handsomest Irishman in the 2020 Democratic presidential field stopped by the show to “include everyone in this conversation” and soon after posted on social media his disapproval of the “weapons of war” he saw being sold.

    “In Arkansas, I listened to gun owners and sellers — and appreciated hearing their perspectives,” the Texas Democrat said on Twitter. “But as the plan we released yesterday says, if I’m president, you wouldn’t be able to buy weapons of war for $395. You wouldn’t be able to buy them at all.”

    SEE ALSO: Beto’s Plan to Stop Gun Violence Isn’t His Own
    O’Rourke traveled from the gun show to the steps of the state capitol in Little Rock, where he headlined a rally hosted by the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action.

    “Today I went to a gun show in Conway, Arkansas,” he told the crowd, sparking laughter and applause. “I listened to those who were selling guns to learn from them to hear their perspective and to share mine with them.”

    O’Rourke claimed to have had several conversations with gun owners, all of whom (amazingly!) agreed with his gun control policies.

    He says one man selling guns at the show came up to him and said, unprompted, that he should not be allowed to sell guns at a gun show and voiced support for a universal background check law.

    Hours later, O’Rourke used an additional alleged gun-show conversation to energize donors at the Annual Clinton Dinner in Little Rock.

    He claims another man at the show, a self-described Trump supporter, admitted that “assault rifles” are not needed for hunting or self-defense. The man further claimed, according to O’Rourke, that AR-15s are designed for the battlefield, and that he would be willing to turn his in.

    O’Rourke did not mention whether he had any additional conversations with people who disagreed with his gun control proposals.

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    The candidate reiterated the theme of unity in a statement about his visit to the show.

    “We’re not going to get this done until we include everyone in this conversation,” he said. “In a democracy and in this country, I hope, you’re never allowed to write anybody off because they’re a Republican, because they’re a gun seller, because they’re at a gun show. In fact, if you want to solve and address these challenges, listen to the people who understand it perhaps in some ways better than anybody.”

    It’s unlikely gun owners more broadly will be so (allegedly) accepting of O’Rourke’s proposals. He released last week a full slate of gun control policies, including:

    • A nationwide gun licensing and registry system.
    • Ban “assault weapons.”
    • A mandatory gun buyback program funded by increased taxes on gun makers.
    • Gun safety course to own a firearm.
    • Twenty-one-year age requirement to own a firearm.
    • All new handguns must have microstamping ability.
    • Universal background checks at point of purchase.
    • Ban trigger cranks.
    • Ban silencers.
    • Ban bump stocks.
    • Ban “high-capacity” magazines.
    • Limit gun purchases to one per month.
    • Red flag law.
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    NIGHTLORD40K Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Nostramo (in absentia), Segmentum Ultima
    In five years it will be "What's a Beto? Some sort of vegetable?"
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  3. Charlie Horse

    Charlie Horse Member

    May 27, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    When I saw this on the news, I wondered if Robert Francis there was off his ADD\ADHD meds when he made the decision to go there. I'm beginning to think he was.
  4. SharpDog

    SharpDog Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    There is a whole lot of Beto Said (BS) in there :evil:
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  5. cslinger

    cslinger Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Awwww isn’t he precious.
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    AlexanderA Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    It's boneheaded stunts like this that are causing his candidacy to implode. And I originally thought he would be a moderate voice on guns.
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  7. Odd Job

    Odd Job Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    London (ex SA)
    Seems like we got the flavour of this one.
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