The Evolution Of A Gun Grabber ~ VIDEO

Opinion By Larry Keane

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Remember all those years when gun control politicians told us they “respect the Second Amendment,” which was usually followed by some statement suggesting the Second Amendment just protects firearms for hunting?

They tried to calm the fears of gun owners by saying, “No one’s taking away your guns.”

I kind of hate being the one to say “I told you so, but…” Well, the mask is off. Everyone can thank presidential Democratic candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke for just coming out and finally saying what we’ve known all along. Politicians who claim to just want a little gun control have an entirely different end game.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

Not Your Dad’s Gun Control

O’Rourke’s emphatic pronouncement is a radical departure from his party’s mantra that gun control politicians want to limit access to firearms for those who can’t be trusted. Former President Barack Obama famously said, “First of all, the notion that I or Hillary or Democrats or whoever you want to choose are hell-bent on taking away folks’ guns is just not true.”

In fact, when it was previously proposed by U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), not a single Democrat candidate pushed back. In fact, since then, Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have all endorsed gun confiscations. Sen. Amy Klobuchar defended a forced seizure as constitutional.

Fund Raising of Gun Grabs

It makes you nostalgic for the days of old when at least gun control politicians tried to be sly. No longer. O’Rourke ripped the lid off that on the debate stage. He didn’t stop there. He’s marketing the phrase by putting it on t-shirts to raise money off it for his campaign. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is chiding Politifact for once claiming O’Rourke was part of the “not really going to take your guns” crowd when the site rated the rumor as “false.” The site backed O’Rourke in his U.S. Senate challenge when he claimed he didn’t want to seize anyone’s guns.

O’Rourke explained on “The Chad Hasty Show” in 2018 that he believed AR-15s in private ownership weren’t a concern.

“To be clear, they should have them. You purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly.” He even added, “If you own a gun, keep that gun. Nobody wants to take it away from you — at least I don’t want to do that.”

Don’t Say It Out Loud

That’s got some fellow politicians a little nervous. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, (D-R.I.) told Fox News;

“That message doesn’t help…” That’s coming from the guy who is writing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, the bill that would ban the sale of modern sporting rifles. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told CNN, “I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies…”

Others, though, are downright giddy. U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said her push for criminalizing private firearms sales “are the base from which we must do anything.” She also warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell there would he “hell to pay,” if he didn’t pass her flawed legislation. Pelosi warned President Trump any proposal he puts forth must include universal background checks and if he agreed to her demands, she promised she’d drag Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) so they could gloat while he signed a bill into law in a Rose Garden ceremony.


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    Circle8
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    Remember she and her family are long time members of the CALIFORNIA CRIME FAMILY. If there is a chance to funnel TAXPAYER projects to family members she will oblige. History shows she has been successful in doing so.

    Country Boy
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    Fuck Nancy Pelosi. As well as the rest of these anti gun/anti America , socialist ,progressive marxists democrat POSs.,

    These people are traitors to their oath of office, and traitors to our Constitutional Republic.
    They need to be arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced, then deported and banned from re-entering the USA for the rest of their lives, or suffer the death penalty. Tree and a rope.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @CB, Fuck Nancy Pelosi!? Oh, man … did you have to put it that way? I have not been that drunk since Nixon was president.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Wild Bill, That is a thought that would burn into your mind and make you do something you might regret later.

    RayJN
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    RayJN

    Skip the deportation!

    Ryben Flynn
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    Ryben Flynn

    Please to note the deafening silence from the other Dim candidates during the debate when Francis blurted out about taking the ARs and AKs. Silence is assent.

    hippybiker
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    hippybiker

    We’ve heard this BS for years! The outrageous cartoons, the crying children, the lies, the smears, the threats. 85 years and over 20,000 + ineffective gun controls laws and the mantra is…”We need to pass this new improved law to keep guns out of the wrong hands.” Those hands they talk about are the hands of the average American citizen.
    Hell! After 47 years of a drug war they-cant keep the drugs off the streets or out of schools!
    Insanity x2

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    What ever happened to “we’re not going to take away folks guns”? If you like your AR15 you can keep it. Does that have a little ring to it?

    FORD Will
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    FORD Will

    SCREW PIGLOUSY & OTHERS that want to destroy & REPEAL the 2ND!

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    The anti-American communist democrats were never ‘sly’. In 1990, during the rapist Bill Clinton regime, Dianne Feinstein said “If I had the votes, I would tell Mr. & Mrs. America ‘turn in your guns, all of them'”. It is just that some of you are so young you don’t know the facts. Ask yourself WHY democrats, after 1963, started the big ‘ban all guns’ push. For you noobs, it was because in 1963 the democrats started to become the Communist Party USA. It was not long after that the communist democrat activists were telling kids to murder their parents. Too… Read more »

    Dubi Loo
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    Dubi Loo

    Like most politicians Bobby Frank won’t DO anything except talk, talk, talk.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    O’Rourke and these other gun grabbers are trying real hard to make his statement smell like roses, but that won’t happen while they’re standing downwind from the outhouse. O’Rourke’s statement, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” means just that.

    FORD Will
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    FORD Will

    These TURDS are serious if they get half a chance. JOIN the GOA, IMO