Beto O’Rourke on AR15s: You Won’t Be Able to Buy Them At All
By Chris Eger
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke went to a gun show in the Deep South last week, just after announcing his plan to ration, ban and regulate firearms nationwide should he reach the Oval Office in 2020. (Screenshot via Twitter)
Democrat Presidental candidate Beto O’Rourke announced his gun control platform last week to include a ban on suppressors and common semi-auto firearms — and that’s just for starters.
O’Rourke, a former El Paso City Council member and Congressman who declined to seek re-election in 2018 during a failed bid unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, debuted his plan while on the road in the perma-red Deep South. While stopping at a gun show in Arkansans immediately after, O’Rourke said he listed to gun owners and sellers and “appreciated hearing their perspectives.” However, posting an image on social media of himself under a sign advertising $395 AR-15s, said plainly, “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.”
O’Rourke’s plan aims to reverse the current trend that “America is the only country in the world with more guns than people,” and would impose a ban on the manufacturing, sale, and possession of “military-style