Robert Francis O’Rourke said this weekend that if he were elected president, even though he is polling at 2%, said he would confiscate tens of millions of firearms from law-abiding Americans.
O’Rourke affirmed what many have been pointing out forever– gun control is about gun confiscation. When campaigning in Charlottesville, Virginia, a reporter asked him about the possibility of the U.S. government taking away guns from citizens.
O’Rourke said: “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do. Americans who own [the technically undefinable sub-class of semi-automatic firearms referred to as “assault weapons”] will have to sell them to the government.”
Robert Francis O’Rourke announces that if he's elected he is going to confiscate your guns:
Reporter: How do you address fears that the government is going to confiscate people's semi-auto firearms?
O’Rourke: “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do” pic.twitter.com/IQxIkhM1Yj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 1, 2019
In May, The Daily Beast reported that opposition research requests from a top opposition research firm on O’Rourke “have completely died off,” meaning he wasn’t a strong contender.
“O’Rourke has tried to use recent tragedies to relaunch his campaign and has tried using as much profanity as possible, including on national television, as a way of getting attention,” the Daily Wire reports.
After the shooting in Texas, O’Rourke went on Twitter to promote his campaign.
“Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again,” O’Rourke tweeted. “More information is forthcoming, but here’s what we know: We need to end this epidemic.”
Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again. More information is forthcoming, but here's what we know: We need to end this epidemic. https://t.co/ytWLcg7y20
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 31, 2019
O’Rourke later tweeted: “We don’t know how many have been killed. We don’t know the motivation. But here’s what we do know: This is fucked up.”
What kind of adult talks this way? Someone still smoking pot and playing in a punk band?
This is coming from a man who wrote fantasies about killing children.
As Reuters reported:
“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street,” O’Rourke wrote. “They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles …This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”
“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two,” O’Rourke continued. “I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”
Reuters added: “It’s unclear whether the United States is ready for a presidential contender who, as a teenager, stole long-distance phone service for his dial-up modem, wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children on the street, and mused about a society without money.”
It’s not unclear where Americans stand on the Second Amendment: they support it. It was created specifically for citizens to protect themselves from lunatics like O’Rourke.