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Beto O'Rourke is NOT Coming for your Guns

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Beto was the only democrat at the debate that made his position perfectly clear. 

 

His comment, O’Rourke delivered one of the night’s few memorable lines. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47, and we’re not going to allow it to be used against your fellow Americans anymore,” he said.

 

  It will be interesting to see how Beto rates in the polls.   If he surges forward in the polls will be an indication of where the US is headed in the way of gun controls.    Personally I think he committed political suicide with his gun grab comment but we shall see.

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Well when only 3 percent of the population owns 50 percent of the guns and 30 percent own thr rest its.....no wonder why guns will be banned. 

 

Nobody stood up when trump banned bump stocks.  Regan banned imports and machine guns and supported the assault weapons ban.

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People are standing up for are 2a regarding slide fire.did you see the law suits get thrown out though??insane!!people are and do stand up but we get ignored then we get labeled radical,crazy,,,racist,,,w\e is trendy at the time...but we gotta stay positive bro because as much as they want are personal property they can't have it...remember as much as were protected by are constitution were protected by each other let's stay with a smile life's to short

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Looks like Beto just shot himself in the foot.

 

 

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Beto “Gave Away the Game”: Will O’Rourke’s Hell-Yes Moment Cost Him Back in Texas?

A big debate moment briefly enlivened Beto’s presidential campaign, but some politicos wonder if he blew his shot at the Senate.

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September 20, 2019
 

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses people in a town hall style meeting on the front steps of the... By Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

 

 


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For a brief shining moment, Beto O’Rourke’s decision to wage holy war on assault weapons—“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR15!” he declared in the middle of the last debate—launched him back into national headlines. His competitors heaped praise on him, his rallies swelled with new voters, and reporters spilled digital ink on how he no longer gave a flying “fuck” about decorum, so passionately did he care about mandatory assault weapon buybacks. Then an NBC/WSJ poll came out, revealing a post-debate crash: O’Rourke had officially joined the 1 percenter’s club, behind even oddball candidate Andrew Yang. Republican pundits, lawmakers, and President Donald Trump gleefully set forth the narrative that “Dummy Beto” had done himself in with his gun-control zealotry. Even Democratic leadership distanced themselves from O’Rourke’s position, perhaps fearing electoral guilt by association. “I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward,” said Chuck Schumer on a phone call with reporters this week.

 

Back in Texas, political strategists have been carefully monitoring the fallout from O’Rourke’s self-immolation. After nearly defeating Senator Ted Cruz last year, local Democrats urged the former El Paso congressman to try again with Senator John Cornyn, who is up for reelection in 2020. Forget the presidential campaign, the thinking went, and help Democrats retake the Senate.

Now, however, some wonder if Beto has blown his shot at a successful homecoming. “When people start talking about mandatory buybacks for a whole range of reasons, it gets really personal for people really fast,” said Republican strategist Liz Mair, especially in the Lone Star state. “For those who are motivated [by gun control], they’re really passionate about it,” she added. “The problem with it is there are not enough of them for this to actually work for Beto, and there are a hell of a lot of people who are very, very strongly motivated who are on the other side of the issue.”

 

Zac McCrary, a Democratic consultant who’s run several polls in Texas over the years, disagreed. A gun buyback policy is “somewhat to the left of the electorate in Texas,” he conceded. “But I’d also say that Beto’s position in the mainstream today is closer to the mainstream of where Texas is on guns, than where most of the Republicans are—where John Cornyn is, where [Texas governor] Greg Abbott is—when they can’t cobble together support for something basic like background checks, basic like the red flag law. So Beto should not be judged in a vacuum.”

Indeed, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll from 2018 found that 51% of voters in Texas want stricter gun control laws, while only 31% wanted to keep them as they are. (Thirteen percent said they wanted less strict gun control.) But drawing conclusions from the data can be complicated. Only 17% of Texans said that a lack of gun control laws is the primary cause of mass school shootings, pointing instead to poor parenting (18%), a lack of mental health resources (14%), and bullying (13%). Slightly more than a third of Texas voters said that fewer guns would make the country less safe. “A lot of people don’t think these incidents have a lot to do with guns,” said Josh Blank, manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin, to the Texas Tribune. “The emphasis on personal responsibility, whether that’s parents or decisions made under psychological duress, is still there.”

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

 

But ... it's like the "F-word". I can remember when it was first used on TV. The guy who said it lost his job. But ... the ice had been broken. Slowly it became more and more common. Now you can't turn on the TV or read an article without seeing it.  So Beto may have sacrificed his political career in Texas, at least for a few years. But the other Democrats have now seen the idea come out in the open. So, cautiously, with hints, suggestions, winks and nods ... the idea will become more and more populat on the Left.

 

 

 

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