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Beto’s Back, Along with His Gun Ban


Charlie T Waite

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Everyone’s least favorite adrift office seeker is back in the national spotlight. On November 15, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced his candidacy for Texas governor. Should the work-shy politico secure the Democratic nomination, it would likely set up a 2022 showdown with two-term Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). In 2018, the perennial candidate failed in an attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In 2019, Beto ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and dropped out before securing a single delegate.

Gun owners are most familiar with Beto for his flamboyant support for gun confiscation.

During the September 12, 2019 Democratic debate, Beto was asked about his proposal to confiscate commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Beto responded in part by saying, “hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15!The Beto campaign would go on to sell t-shirts with the anti-gun slogan.

Less than a week later, Beto reiterated his call for gun confiscation on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. During an interview, Chris Cuomo asked Beto, “All right, so let's state the proposition. Are you, in fact, in favor of gun confiscation?Beto responded with “Yes.

In addition to confiscating commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, Beto has endorsed all manner of other gun restrictions.

In September 2019, Beto demanded that banks and other financial services providers stop doing business with firms that manufacture commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Moreover, Beto demanded that these financial institutions prevent prospective gun purchaser from using their own credit or money to purchase lawful products. Specifically, Beto commanded,

Banks and credit card companies must:
1. Refuse to take part in the sale of assault weapons.
2. Stop processing transactions for gun sales online & at gun shows without background checks.
3. Stop doing business with gun & ammo manufacturers who produce or sell assault weapons

Illustrating how out of step Beto is with the Lone Star State, in June, Texas lawmakers enacted S.B.19. The law is aimed at preventing financial institutions from discriminating against companies that produce products that help Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights. Specifically, the law prohibits governmental entities from contracting with financial institutions that discriminate against “a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, supplier, or retailer,a sport shooting range, or a firearm trade association.

Beto was also the only presidential candidate to endorse the gun control “Peace Planput forth by David Hogg and his associates at March for Our Lives. The plan’s tenets included, “reexamine the District of Columbia v. Heller interpretation of the Second Amendment,annual gun licensing, a federal ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, and “a reduction of our domestic firearm stock by at least 30%.

The two-time failure hasn’t backed off his gun confiscation stance since announcing his gubernatorial bid. Speaking with the Texas Tribune for an item to coincide with his campaign announcement, Beto stated, “I think most of us also understand that we should not have military-style weapons used against our fellow Texans.The candidate also criticized recent changes to Texas law that respect the rights of law-abiding Texans to carry a firearm for self-defense without having to acquire government permission.

In addition to Beto’s seeming desire to extend his political losing streak, some might also be confused by how Beto has the time to run for office. After all, voters were promised that Beto would have an important role tackling guns for the Biden administration.

At a March 2, 2020 campaign rally in Dallas, Beto endorsed Biden for president. Sharing the stage with his former rival, Biden stated, “I want to make something clear. I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’ll see of this guy.Biden went on say, “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on ya.

Following the campaign event, Biden and Beto went to local burger chain Whataburger, where the septuagenarian continued to heap praise on Beto’s anti-gun advocacy. Speaking about Beto and gun control, Biden stated, “This guy changed the face of what we’re dealing with regarding guns, assault weaponsand I just want to warn [Beto’s wife] that if I win I’m coming for him.

Of course, Biden never came for him. That could reasonably be chalked up to the befuddled president’s waning memory. It might also be the case that given the strong opposition to Biden’s radical ATF Director nominee, gun control lobbyist David Chipman, posting an even more toxic figure to an administration post would have proved even more untenable.

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To put it as kindly and gently as I can, the dude's an idiot.

 

And in the extremely unlikely event he should ever find himself in the Governor's Mansion, I expect he'd find himself markedly befuddled at the general population's reaction to his plans.  <_<

 

"Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15!"  ??  :huh:

 

Hell no, you ain't!!!   :angry:  

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The only thing that this moron, (My sincerest apologies to all the legitimate morons out there! This guy is nowhere near as intelligent as any of you!!!) should run for is the border!!

 

 I consider him a lower form of fungus than black mold!!

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Not a good time for a (D) to run for office, in my estimation. If the current "presidential" administration keeps acting the way they are Beto will be lucky to get anyone but the idiots on The View to vote for him.

 

2A rights in Texas vs abortion "rights" in Texas will be the hot topics.

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Outside of the big liberal cities, like Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, he is a laughing stock, and we think he will glean even less support now, than he did when he ran for the Senate a couple of years ago. 

The democrats have lost tons of support among the traditionally democratic border counties with Mexico, because of the total lack of interest by the present democratic administration, to come down to the border, and see the situation for themselves. 

People like ole beto don't seem to realize how unpopular they, and the democrats, have become, over the border situation...or, they don't want to see it. 

None of us can understand why he doesn't use his real name. We think he uses the name "beto" to appeal to certain groups, but it isn't working out. 

He needs to get a real job, and quit trying to gain a political office, and live off the public breast. 

He will never live down his anti 2nd Amendment stance, with us. He should move to a more liberal state...or to north korea. 

 

 

 

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On 11/24/2021 at 6:10 AM, Ozark Huckleberry said:

Let's go Beto.

 

You just KNOW this will be a bumper sticker and T shirt before long?

 

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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And NOW they’re talking about Pete Bootygig for president??

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22 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

And NOW they’re talking about Pete Bootygig for president??

 

Well why not? He's at least as disfunctional as the rest of that party, probably more so. He's a poster child for their vision of the future.

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On 11/25/2021 at 6:56 PM, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

 

Outside of the big liberal cities, like Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, he is a laughing stock, and we think he will glean even less support now, than he did when he ran for the Senate a couple of years ago. 

 

 

And there, WK, lies a potential problem:

 

Those four metropolitan areas you mention comprise just over two thirds of the entire state's population.  They don't care what the heck folks in Waxahachie, Snyder, Midland, or Huntsville think... those four major metropolitan areas could run the state.  Fortunately, they don't - yet. 

 

 

Texas Population        29,183,290
   
Major Metropolitan Areas  
   
Austin 2,283,371
Houston 7,122,240
Dallas 7,637,387
San Antonio 2,558,143
   
Combined Four Cities Total

          19,601,141

 

Somehow, y'all still have a red majority in both the House and Senate.  Plus, they only meet for 140 days ever other year, which limits the amount of damage they can do - unlike California, where both houses are massively red and are in session full-time, except for scheduled breaks.

 

Stay vigilant!      

 

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