Beto Shoots Gun-Control in the Foot

Beto’s rousing call to forcibly disarm is creating a major backlash that will undermine Democratic candidates. And gun-control efforts.

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Former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Federation of Labor Convention hosted by the AFL-CIO at the Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona, Iowa. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Beto’s Breakout Blunder

Presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke issued a rousing call to forcibly disarm American citizens during the debates this week.

“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.” — Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

“Hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15.” might look good on a tee-shirt. Beto’s campaign certainly wasted no time in hawking them online.

“This is what their goal is. We’ve always said it, now they’re saying it. Now they’ve said it and we’re going to make them eat it.” — Alan Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation

President Trump, who will be facing the eventual winner of the Democratic nomination in 2020, also wasted no time in reminding supporters and donors that, while he isn’t the politest person on the planet, Democrats have become, let’s say, overly ambitious.

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