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Beto O’Rourke calls for mandatory gun buyback, licensing
By The Daily Sheeple -- Sean Walton


Beto O’Rourke called Friday for gun licensing and a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons, expanding on a controversial gun control platform he advanced in his return to the presidential campaign the previous day.

Part of a proposal to address gun violence and white nationalism, O’Rourke said that, if enacted, anyone who failed to forfeit a banned assault weapon would be fined.

The mandatory buyback proposal goes further than most Democrats in the 2020 presidential field, though Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has suggested she supports such a program.

In addition to banning assault weapons and requiring their forfeiture, O’Rourke said he would work to implement a voluntary buyback program for handguns. He proposed increasing the excise tax on gun manufacturers and fines on gun traffickers to fund buybacks.

The proposal comes nearly two weeks after O’Rourke paused his campaign following a mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. The former congressman returned to the campaign on Thursday with a blistering speech blaming President Donald Trump for instigating acts of racism and violence.

“I’m confident that if at this moment, we do not wake up to this threat,” he said in a speech in El Paso, “then we as a country will die in our sleep.”

O’Rourke on Friday called for a ban on assault weapons, trigger cranks, silencers, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines, and he pledged, if elected president, to work with Congress to enact universal background checks, red-flag laws and other restrictions.

In the gun-licensing and registry system he proposes, gun owners would have to complete gun safety training and register their guns. O’Rourke would limit licenses to people 21 and older, with an exception for younger gun owners who have hunting licenses.

O’Rourke said he would also seek to limit people to buying one gun per month in an effort to prevent stockpiling. He said he would declare gun violence a public health emergency, make gun trafficking a federal crime and treat right-wing violence as an issue of organized crime.

He said he would also seek to hold internet companies accountable for hate speech online, requiring large social media platforms to create systems designed to weed out activities that incite violence.

He also continued to blame President Trump for the shooting in El Paso, but did not mention the shooting in Dayton.

“The terrorist attack on El Paso, fueled by the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, was not only an attack on America, but an attack on the aspirational ideals of this nation,” O’Rourke said in a prepared statement. “Congress’ failure to act has resulted in a democracy that is unwilling to confront an epidemic of gun violence. It’s time for those in positions of public trust to stand up, tell the truth and offer bold solutions without fear of political ramifications so we can finally start making progress and saving lives.”
 
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Good. This shit is so ridiculous that it's good for us. A mandatory buy back means most gun owners habev money/property to lose. And that's very unpopular outside of bored suburban housewives, regardless of polls.
 

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At least they were clear in their intentions to confiscate. Many politicians dance around it, like some Republicans. What amazed me is that the audience seemed to buy into all the “free” money these people promised. Pay off Student loans, Free college, free childcare, free stipend for college students living expenses, free monthly money to retirees on top of their SS, free healthcare, free breakfast/lunch/dinner for school children, free money each month they call a freedom dividend, etc. all the way to the 30 trillion green deal. How can any rational person believe this crap.
 

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Would anyone be left in the democratic field if we gave them a test on the constitution? It is clear not a single one of them has ever read it.
Biden said last night that confiscating guns would violate the Constitution and Kamala should consult Constitutional scholars before she issues an executive order to do so (if elected)
 
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Punish 16 million for 403 unfortunate murders makes a lot of sense to the uneducated!


Beto O'Rourke: "Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15"


Arguing for a mandatory buyback of "assault weapons",

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared during Thursday night’s presidential debate,

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

O'Rourke was among the candidates to recently declare, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their "assault weapons".”


“Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government.”

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There are an estimated 16 million AR-15s and AK-47s in the United States. The FBI found rifles, of which those guns are a small subset, were responsible for 403 murders in 2017.
 

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Hell if they just promise me free beer for life they could get my vote!!
 

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Punish 16 million for 403 unfortunate murders makes a lot of sense to the uneducated!
Beto O'Rourke: "Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15"


Arguing for a mandatory buyback of "assault weapons",

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared during Thursday night’s presidential debate,

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

O'Rourke was among the candidates to recently declare, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their "assault weapons".”


“Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government.”

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There are an estimated 16 million AR-15s and AK-47s in the United States. The FBI found rifles, of which those guns are a small subset, were responsible for 403 murders in 2017.





The red flag laws will take care of the dissenters.

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He's trying to be relevant. As we've discussed (well, I've discussed it - I don't know about you troglodytes), it's hard to argue with a growing economy, lower taxes and more jobs. You have to MAKE UP problems that the administration won't solve. Sadly, about 99% of the time, these problems are so minor in comparison to the other 3 that no one listens. Sure, you get cheers from the debate audience. And that's it. He won't make it to NH. He probably won't make it til Christmas.

That and he looks like John Kerry's wooden brother - and that's a hard thing to pull off.
 

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Beto O’Rourke calls for mandatory gun buyback, licensing
By The Daily Sheeple -- Sean Walton


Beto O’Rourke called Friday for gun licensing and a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons, expanding on a controversial gun control platform he advanced in his return to the presidential campaign the previous day.

Part of a proposal to address gun violence and white nationalism, O’Rourke said that, if enacted, anyone who failed to forfeit a banned assault weapon would be fined.

The mandatory buyback proposal goes further than most Democrats in the 2020 presidential field, though Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has suggested she supports such a program.

In addition to banning assault weapons and requiring their forfeiture, O’Rourke said he would work to implement a voluntary buyback program for handguns. He proposed increasing the excise tax on gun manufacturers and fines on gun traffickers to fund buybacks.

The proposal comes nearly two weeks after O’Rourke paused his campaign following a mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. The former congressman returned to the campaign on Thursday with a blistering speech blaming President Donald Trump for instigating acts of racism and violence.

“I’m confident that if at this moment, we do not wake up to this threat,” he said in a speech in El Paso, “then we as a country will die in our sleep.”

O’Rourke on Friday called for a ban on assault weapons, trigger cranks, silencers, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines, and he pledged, if elected president, to work with Congress to enact universal background checks, red-flag laws and other restrictions.

In the gun-licensing and registry system he proposes, gun owners would have to complete gun safety training and register their guns. O’Rourke would limit licenses to people 21 and older, with an exception for younger gun owners who have hunting licenses.

O’Rourke said he would also seek to limit people to buying one gun per month in an effort to prevent stockpiling. He said he would declare gun violence a public health emergency, make gun trafficking a federal crime and treat right-wing violence as an issue of organized crime.

He said he would also seek to hold internet companies accountable for hate speech online, requiring large social media platforms to create systems designed to weed out activities that incite violence.

He also continued to blame President Trump for the shooting in El Paso, but did not mention the shooting in Dayton.

“The terrorist attack on El Paso, fueled by the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, was not only an attack on America, but an attack on the aspirational ideals of this nation,” O’Rourke said in a prepared statement. “Congress’ failure to act has resulted in a democracy that is unwilling to confront an epidemic of gun violence. It’s time for those in positions of public trust to stand up, tell the truth and offer bold solutions without fear of political ramifications so we can finally start making progress and saving lives.”
 
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