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Beto in Democrat Debate: ‘Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15, Your AK-47!’

Posted on | September 12, 2019 | No Comments

 

A totalitarian speaks:

2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke broadly endorsed taking certain guns away from Americans, specifically naming AR-15s and AK-47s as weapons that shouldn’t be allowed.
Beto was asked if he supported confiscating guns, which he said he did, qualifying “if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield.”
“If the high-impact, high-velocity round, 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,” he said.
O’Rourke then shared a harrowing story about the shooting 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,” she said.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!” O’Rourke said. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.”

According to the CDC, about 70,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017, compared to fewer than 18,000 murders. That’s about 192 overdoses a day, most involving illegal drugs. If the government can’t take away everybody’s heroin, how successful do you think they’ll be in taking away everybody’s guns? O’Rourke and other Democrats are advocating a totalitarian measure — the disarmament of the civilian population — as a “solution” to an imaginary problem. Homicide rates have actually declined sharply in the past 25 years at the same time civilian firearms ownership has increased.

If you want to read more about armed self-defense, permit me to recommend the work of my good friend Robert A. Waters. He has written multiple books about such situations, including The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm, and his most recent book, co-authored with his son, Guns and Self-Defense: 23 Inspirational True Crime Stories of Survival with Firearms.



 

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