(Breitbart) – During a Monday evening campaign stop in Dallas, Texas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Robert “Beto” O’Rourke will “be the one who leads” Biden’s gun control push.
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O’Rourke, for his part, endorsed Biden for president, saying, “The man in the White House today poses an existential threat to this country. To our democracy. To free and fair elections. And we need somebody who can beat him. And in Joe Biden, we have that man.”
O’Rourke referenced the June 17, 2015, attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
He talked of Biden listening to a family member of one of the victims of the attack, then responding with words that had “the power to heal.” He said that following the August 3, 2019 El Paso shooting, “I felt Joe Biden healing us.”
Flashback: Beto O’Rourke: If You Don’t Hand Over Your AR-15 We’ll Take It
During the October 15, Democrat debate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made clear that AR-15 owners who refuse to hand over their guns will have them taken away.
O’Rourke reiterated his plan to use a government-mandated buyback to confiscate privately-owned AR-15s and AK-47s. In so doing, he claimed that each AR-15 and AK-47 in private hands is a “potential instrument of terror.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper then asked O’Rourke how he plans to get people to hand over their rifles.
O’Rourke responded by explaining that he expects complains with the mandatory buybacks. He said, “I expect my fellow Americans to follow the law. The same way we enforce any provision, any law that we have right now, we don’t go door to door to do anything to enforce the law. I expect Republicans, Democrats, gun owners, non-gun owners alike, to follow the law.”
Cooper then followed up by asking what O’Rourke plans to do if Americans do not comply.
O’Rourke said, “If someone does not turn an AR-15 or an AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public and brandishes it, in an attempt to intimidate…then that weapon will be taken from them. If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement.”
Flashback: Beto O’Rourke Cheers Dick’s Decision To Destroy $5 Million Worth Of Rifles
Democrat presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke cheered Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to destroy $5 million worth of semiautomatic rifle inventory.
On October 6, 2019, Breitbart News reported Dick’s CEO Ed Stack’s that his company destroyed $5 million worth of “assault-style rifles” to keep them out of private hands. Stack also admitted his company’s post-Parkland gun control stance has resulted in “a quarter of a billion [dollars]” in loses.
But Stack is undeterred. He is literally considering further corporate gun controls his company might undertake.
None of this was lost on O’Rourke, who used an October 7, 2019, tweet to praise Dick’s for their gun control contributions:
Dick’s Sporting Goods is doing more to keep Americans safe from assault weapons than Congress. https://t.co/vDxjPMCxt2
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 7, 2019
O’Rourke used the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate to make clear his intentions to confiscate AR-15s, as well as AK-47-style rifles. He said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”