During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Cory Booker claimed that the Democrat gun Buyback program is not a gun-grab. However, During the last Democrat debates, Beto O’Rourke said otherwise.
Democrats and media members have pledged for years some version of “nobody wants to take your guns away” when gun control laws come up for debate. [RELATED: Pompeo Declares Saudi Oil Attacks An ‘ACT OF WAR’ By Iran, Trump Makes BIG Move]
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas), in a reversal of a position he held last year, has called for mandatory buybacks of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 and AK-47.
Time Magazine even quoted O’Rourk as saying “hell yes, we want to take your AR-15s.”
“Beto O’Rourke took a strong stand against assault weapons during the third Democratic debate on Thursday night—following a series of mass shootings, including one in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. When asked by ABC moderator David Muir to confirm that he planned to mandate that Americans sell their guns, the former Texas congressman responded, “hell yes.” “We’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” O’Rourke said.”
Seems pretty clear to me! [RELATED: Tucker Carlson: ‘New York Times Report on Kavanaugh was a Crock’]
If there was any confusion about whether that equaled confiscation, he said, to roars at Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate in Texas, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
Going back to 2012, there are clips of numerous left-leaning figures who promised that such a position wasn’t part of any gun control platform.
Politicians like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D.), California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.), former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D.), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), and Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.), journalists like Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Erica Hill, and Ali Velshi, and celebrities like Katy Perry and Sarah Silverman all made similar assertions that if you like your gun, you can keep your gun.
Shockingly, that’s turned out to be wishful thinking. Every time there is a mass shooting, the Democrats call for gun grabs and gun control legislation. [RELATED: Edward Snowden: ‘I Hope to Return Home, Face Fair Trial for My Actions’]
They then proceed to blame the shooting on President Trump and his supporters for not wanting to give up our Second Amendment rights. The Dems have made their stance known. Pretending that they don’t want to take your guns doesn’t work anymore.