Gun Confiscation: The Exit-Strategy for Failing Campaigns?

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California Senator Kamala Harris image NRA-ILA
California Senator Kamala Harris image NRA-ILA

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 have created somewhat of a clown-car atmosphere, with the field eclipsing two-dozen declared candidates at times. Currently, the number stands at a “manageable” 19 individuals to be vetted by Democrat voters.

As befits the clown-car analogy, though, that number could go up or down at any given moment. It dropped to 17 when Beto O’Rourke pulled the plug on his lackluster campaign, but quickly popped back up to 18 when former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched his candidacy. Patrick apparently felt Democrat voters lacked sufficient choice with “only” 17 candidates.

Anti-gun New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg became number 19 yesterday by filing an FEC form showing his intent to run, and perennial presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton is still being discussed as a potential late arrival on the scene.

It has been difficult to predict which candidates are poised to throw in the towel, even when it seems patently obvious to even casual observers that certain campaigns are simply destined to fail.

Usually, if someone consistently polls in the single digits, or has trouble raising funds, it might be a sign that candidate will drop out. But it is important to remember that many of the Democrats are currently running a vanity project as much as a legitimate campaign. They simply crave attention.

The old joke that the most dangerous place in the world is the space between a politician and a microphone comes to mind.

All that said, we have noticed one possible trend when it comes to candidates about to drop from the race. Some form of a push for confiscating firearms from American citizens.

It all started with California Representative Eric Swalwell, who was one of the first declared candidates, and one of the first to quit. To be fair, his support for confiscating firearms came even before he launched his futile campaign for the Democrat nomination, and that position seemed to be the only thing we ever heard from him regarding what he hoped to do as POTUS.

O’Rourke, on the other hand, had a number of policies he promoted, both during his failed effort to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his failed campaign to be the Democrat nominee. His campaign for President never gained traction, and he should have known he was destined for another failure long before he dropped out on November 1.

Abandoning his campaign came after O’Rourke apparently decided the primary theme of his drive for the White House, like Swalwell’s, would be firearm confiscation. He pushed the scheme again and again, and was even criticized by some of his fellow candidates and gun-ban proponents for articulating such an extreme position.

And then he dropped out.

So, with two advocates of confiscation now out of the race, are there signs others that share their zeal for disarming Americans will follow? Perhaps.

This week, California Senator Kamala Harris reiterated to NBC News’ Harry Smith her support for the “mandatory buyback” of AR-15s and similar semi-automatics. “Mandatory buyback,” of course, is the euphemism adopted by the pro-confiscation crowd because they know how much the majority of Americans loathe the idea of the government seizing private property from its citizens.

Smith pushed, although rather gently, for Harris to consider what would be done if only some of the millions of Americans who own AR-15s and other so-called “assault weapons” agreed to turn in their property. The candidate mentioned that she would “have an incentive for people to turn them in.”

An “incentive”? Is this a new euphemism for the threat of door-to-door seizures?

After all, the first “incentive,” presumably, is the promise of money for those that turn in their guns. Smith was basically asking what would happen if that “incentive” did not work.

Don't Nuke Me Bro Get Your Tee
Don't Nuke Me Bro Get Your Tee

Swalwell famously “joked” about using the threat of nuclear warfare on American gun owners as his “incentive.” O’Rourke said during one debate that those that did not abide by the “mandatory buyback” would have their affected firearms taken. He added, during a later interview, that “there have to be consequences” regarding compliance with his gun ban, and those that did not comply would have a “visit by law enforcement.”

Is this the direction Harris is heading when she talks about “an incentive”? Is the “incentive” that Americans should turn in their guns to avoid a visit from the police? Unfortunately, Smith did not press further, as his interview seemed more a very friendly discussion, rather than a reporter properly vetting a candidate.

We also saw no clarification in the fifth Democrat debate that took place in Atlanta on November 20. In fact, firearms weren’t really brought up by any of the candidates or moderators. Perhaps all parties involved feel the candidates have shown to be sufficiently anti-gun, and it could be seen as damaging to the party to have a fight over who wants to say they support confiscating private property, who wants to simply imply it, and who wants to put it off for another time.

Nonetheless, the moribund Harris campaign seems ready to collapse, as she is stuck in the bottom tier of candidates, consistently registering in the low-to-mid-single digits in poll after poll. Perhaps she has finally realized her future is not as the Democrat nominee for President in 2020, and she is slowly rolling out the Swalwell/O’Rourke exit strategy of openly pushing gun confiscation.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Knute
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Knute

So, as usual, the NRA gets it all bassackwards. Just FYI: The democrat ENTRY to the race was extreme gun control. The NRA should’ve noticed, since they claim to be into government and gun control, but I guess they missed the fact that EVERY democrat candidate started their run by floating more gun control than ever before, and each candidate followed the lead by seeing which could make up the most extreme idiocy, including the use of nuclear weapons upon our own soil. Now THAT is an EXTREME position! On the contrary, the exit strategy is to slink away with… Read more »

gunnerdd517
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stupid,stupid woman. I remember in HS, we had to wright a paper, detailing the differences between the ‘isms’. I got a great grade,but my point is,in the early 60s,history was taught,social studies,civics also.( In my mind,I chose Capitalism because it gave the individual the most freedom). The other "isms” cannot stand on their own for long,without help. Why do we feed others who have destroyed their own economies for the sake of Power ? What Harris,Hillary,Bloomberg,all these democrats either dont understand how to govern in ways that the people prosper,or all they really are after is POWER. Im convinced power… Read more »

JohnBored
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JohnBored

The rats are finally out in the open about confiscating guns. This is their desired step toward their goal of destroying the middle class. Middle class people are generally conservative with a little “c.” A contented middle class will vote their pocket books and vote for their future. If either is threatened they will vote republican. If they are happy and secure in their future dreams, they will not vote for change. Some will vote democrat, such as in support of unions or other social issues or programs. Most support a safety net for the less-off. A thriving middle class… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

The GUN ISSUE is killing them off, even if they were winning on that issue, they would lose if they won, because real Americans are not going to allow Confiscation without a bloody mess. That I guarantee the DemoNcrats. We lose the 2nd Amendment, and the ability to fight these kinds of Tyrants(the entire reason for the 2nd),we may as well move to Mexico. The only reason for their steady drumbeat against firearms is to TAKE 100% power of all of us and truly make us slaves. Exaggeration?, ask the 100+ million citizens that were murdered by their own LOVING… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

“Swalwell famously “joked” about using the threat of nuclear warfare on American gun owners as his “incentive.” PROOF POSITIVE that Swalwell is a psychopathic control freak. AND the fact the rest of them want to send out men with GUNS to confiscate your GUNS is proof positive the rest of them AND the enforcers are psychopathic control freaks. GET IT IN YOUR HEAD. If it comes right down to it, you will be ridding the gene pool of PSYCHOPATHS.

gunnerdd517
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I wonder how many officers will remember to kiss their wives& families goodbye,before they leave for work. Gentlemen, and ladies, we have to stop these mad,crazed power seeking psycho`s before they are strong enough to carry out their madness,

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Why do tabloids masquerading as news outlets interview quitters about issues that caused their demise? It’s as if now they have some magical insight or idea but are essentially a nobody to make it happen. These vipers have a nasty habit of hanging around and people have short memories. In or out, democrats are the sworn enemy of our Constitution.

Vern
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Vern

The democrats have no desire to, “lead,” both the clinton’s and obama used the word; “rule,” far more times than they used the word, “lead.”
The democrats desire is to “rule” over the American people and disarm them so they can begin the blood bath associated with communist “rule.” They prefer the American people to be disarmed so the blood bath part of their “rule” will be much easier.

Jim
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Jim

It really is just a matter of time–then what are you really going to do, and talking macho is different from doing something? The danger for the future are the people alive today. This will get crazy in the future!

joefoam
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joefoam

Bloomberg, with his gigantic ego, starts his campaign with radical gun control proposals. Apparently he didn’t take notice of the failed campaigns noted in this article. Alienating 100+ million gun owners and potential voters is not a great way to start. He may think he may be able to buy votes as he did in his mayoral races.

Doszap
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Doszap

He bought Virginia,(the Black Face GOV (Pedo) Northam), and child sex predator,and George Soros is helping, Bloomberg is in the process of BUYING SIX more swing states Governorships and legislatures to ensure Trump cannot win a second term.
The entire AGENDA is GLOBALISM and Agenda 21.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Joe…I really hate to say this… I am beginning to think that this is all a set up for h LIAR y to come in at the last minute and be the savior of the socialist communist democratic party. That keeps the heat and exposure off of her.

USA
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USA

The Nazi George Soros didn’t fly off to Ukraine in a state of emergency because he is not being indicted by the IG report. Nope, his old wrinkled scummy ass is going to stretch rope and were going to be one less Nazi death camp killer when he does but this info is not in your MSN and if you still haven’t figured out why then you probably still don’t know that Drudge is Mossad (Zionist Jew/Nazi) like so many other people on your screen trying to wipe out Americans. A bomb has been dropped directly next to where Alex… Read more »

Klim
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Klim

Hillary likes the D when its strapped on her and buried in bubba.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

ROTFLMFGO!

Vern
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Vern

If patriots were in control, there would be no “red flag laws” nor would there be “no gun zones.”

USA
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USA
Doszap
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Doszap

No need for trials we already KNOW they are as guilty as SIN.
It all started at the TOP, King Obama

USA
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USA

Sometimes when trying to grasp the small picture it helps to see the larger one.

“All the Queen’s Agents and Corporations that Control the World”

Exposed: All the Queen’s Agents and Corporations that Control the World

USA
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USA

Foreign subversion to steal/destroy America?
Pictures are worth a thousand words……..

https://qnation.us/q-posts-q3655-q3666/

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