It’s almost like Beto O’Rourke really doesn’t want to get elected president, because he’s now pushing new gun control policies that will get him dismissed faster than an Alex Jones conspiracy theory:
POLITICO – 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.
Got it? Mandatory buyback program. You MUST turn in your AR-15s and whatever else they deem as ‘assault weapons’ or you will be fined.
But that’s not all. Beto also wants to levy heavy taxes on gun manufacturers so that he can buy back your handguns too:
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.
And he wants to force background checks on private gun sales and implement red flag laws:
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.
But wait, there’s still more…
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.
That’s right, Beto will make you register your guns. I think of all his insane gun control proposals, this one might be everyone’s favorite.
In light of all this I have an announcement. I am officially endorsing Beto’s campaign to win the Democratic nomination.
Because with these anti-gun policies, Trump would destroy him in the general. It would be a cakewalk to election day.