Firearms Background Check Run On Beto & Our Federal Government Results in FAIL


Robert Beto O’Rourke IMG NSSF PR
Robert Beto O’Rourke, Could NOT Pass a NICS Background Check. IMG NSSF PR

Fayetteville, AR – -( In a discussion that I was a part of over the weekend on Beto O’Rourke’s belief that he will be someday able to require law-abiding owners of “assault weapons” to sell them to the government—often erroneously called a buyback—the point was raised that O’Rourke’s criminal record would prevent him from possessing firearms.

He was arrested on two separate occasions. One charge was declined by the prosecutor, while the other, a DWI arrest, was dismissed. O’Rourke was sent to a “misdemeanor diversion program,” which his record shows he completed. The alcohol-related charge against him means that if he wishes to own a firearm legally in Texas, he’ll need to ask the state to review the case.

But, of course, O’Rourke’s proposal doesn’t involve selling guns that he finds icky to him. Instead, the government would be the mandated purchaser. According to gun control advocates, every transfer of a firearm must be done with a background check, and in the interests of consistency, I will run just such a check on the would-be buyer, our Government, here.

Background Check On The Government

Our government spent decades illegally spying on the civil rights movement in an effort to “disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and neutralize” people who were working to expand the exercise of rights in this country. In this century, our government has imposed a massive spying program on all Americans, as well as creating lists of people who are accused of being terrorists without taking the trouble to verify the claim.

Our government felt entitled to remove the elected leader of Iran in 1953, putting its faith in a dictatorial monarch, an act that resulted in a quarter-century of repression and ultimately brought us a regime that has killed thousands, including many Americans, around the world. And the meddling perpetrated by our government for over a hundred years in Central America has destabilized many countries, installed petty tyrants, and produced the immigration crisis that is our national attempt at dodging responsibility. And lest the enormity of the deed makes us forget, our government committed genocide against the peoples who lived here first.

Our government lied about an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin to get us fully into a war that cost us almost 60,000 lives and lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and about that country’s supposed involvement in the 9/11 attacks, resulting in over 8,000 deaths of U.S. military and contractor personnel.

And if all these offenses are not enough, note that buyback is not the appropriate term here, since as readers of this site will understand, we gun owners didn’t buy our guns from the government—purchasers of surplus weapons excepted. The usage of “buyback” appears to be to create the impression that what is happening is a safety recall, not a mandate for confiscation. A buyback would be a return of the firearm to the original seller, and if the government receives a gun from me in a buyback without delivering it to the actual source, that would make the government a straw purchaser if we take the legal language literally.

The bottom line here is that the government cannot pass my background check. As a result, I am unable to sell any guns to the government. Please pound salt.

About Greg CampGreg Camp

Greg Camp has taught English composition and literature since 1998 and is the author of six books, including a western, The Willing Spirit, and Each One, Teach One, with Ranjit Singh on gun politics in America. His books can be found on Amazon. He tweets @gregcampnc.

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Have to disagree with you about WMDs in Iraq. Saddam HAD them, he gassed the Kurds in the North in 1988, he got rid of them, probably sold to Assad in Syria, before we invaded in 2003.


As often as I, and others, have debunked the “no WMDs” claim, it still will not die. They have essentially branded this meme, just like they have falsely branded the “assault rifle” meme. Thank you for your diligence is the effort to expose these lies.

Dave C

It’s a big desert out there….. Don’t forget they even buried MiGs…..


Special operations forces that went in ahead of conventional forces in an attempt to locate WMD storage sites and production sites found them empty. However, they did find evidence that whatever had been at those sites had been loaded on semi trucks and moved across the desert to the west. If you look at a map, Syria is west of Iraq.


That is the reporting that I remember.


The government can’t be trusted with our guns. Nice angle, and indeed the very substance of the 2A.


Sorry, Robert Francis O, (He’s like John Kerry…married a wealthy wife and plays at politics) but my guns were lost in a tragic boating accident on Lake Superior. Now please just go away!


Robert Francis isn’t getting anything from me. I will not comply. People like him are the reason the founders added the Second Amendment in the first place. First, he’ll never be president and secondly, how many people would just shrug their shoulders and hand over their weapons? Not me.

Wild Bill

@Mike 11C, You could give him the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate! And thank you for your service.


Francis O’Rourke’s crooked politician mother and father will surely have his crimes expunged. In addition, current law does not prohibit a parent from giving a gun to an adult child. Of course, under UBC, that would change.

Wild Bill

Robert Francis, moves safely among the walking deadmocrats because they only eat brains, and he don’t got none!

I Like Hot Sauce On My Chicken

I like the spirit you’ve got going here, but I think you might be wrong about an alcohol-related charge requiring state approval for firearms purchases


Not for one DWI. Not in Florida anyway.

Get Out

Hmm, It would be interesting to see how many of these candidates could pass a BGC to purchase a firearm?

Wild Bill

@GO, most of them could not pass a football, much less pass a background check!


Well, at least you have admitted on this site before that you are a left leaning moderate. I’ll give you that.