Beto’s Back, Along with His Gun Ban

Beto’s Back, Along with His Gun Ban

Everyone’s least favorite adrift office seeker is back in the national spotlight. On November 15, Francis Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced his candidacy for Texas governor. Should the work-shy politico secure the Democratic nomination, it would likely set up a 2022 showdown with two-term Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). In 2018, the perennial candidate failed in an attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In 2019, Beto ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and dropped out before securing a single delegate. Gun owners are most familiar with Beto for his flamboyant support for gun confiscation. During the September 12, 2019 Democratic debate , Beto was asked about his proposal to confiscate commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Beto responded in part by saying, “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15!” The Beto campaign would go on to sell t-shirts with the anti-gun slogan . Less than a week later, Beto reiterated his call for gun confiscation on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time . During an interview, Chris Cuomo asked Beto, “All right, so let’s state the proposition. Are you, in fact, in favor of gun confiscation?” Beto responded with “Yes.” In addition to confiscating commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, Beto has endorsed all manner of other gun restrictions. In September 2019, Beto demanded that banks and other financial services providers stop doing business with firms that manufacture commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Moreover, Beto demanded that these financial institutions prevent prospective gun purchaser from using their own credit or money to purchase lawful products. Specifically, […]

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