In last Thursday night’s circus, Beto O’Rourke showed the left’s true colors about guns. During his performance, he said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s and your AK-47s.” This led to the crowd giving O’Rourke a standing ovation. This statement also gained mass support from the left.
While any advocate for freedom is right to be alarmed by this sentiment, one must also be relieved. In fact, O’Rourke has done more for gun rights than so-called conservatives like Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Dan Crenshaw ever could with their advocacy for “red flag” laws. As gun grabbers say “no one is coming for your guns,” they stood and cheered for an authoritarian call for taking our guns. They exposed themselves.
Beto O’Rourke: An Unintentional Hero for Gun Rights
While so-called moderates call for universal background checks (which is a form of gun registration), they claim that they wouldn’t support gun confiscations. These same people, however, cheered for O’Rourke’s call for just that. This shows how dishonest the left is. Know that when they say they just want “moderate” reforms, they want total control of your life.
O’Rourke’s rhetoric, however, has an even more insidious goal. When he talks about full-blown confiscation, he is trying to make a new “assault weapons” ban seem like a moderate position. In politics, the extremes define the middle. Fortunately, O’Rourke’s sentiment will surely experience blowback. Gun rights advocates are now sure to realize exactly how important this fight is.
With this new extreme from the left (and overwhelming public acceptance), the gun rights movement now has a golden opportunity to stand up and fight. Moderates now have the chance to see how dangerous any gun law truly is. It is incredibly obvious now that any attempt at reform is an effort to move toward confiscation.
Time to go on the Offensive!
Since O’Rourke wants to take our guns, it’s time we fight back. Not only should we stop his policies, we also must stop “red flag” laws. We must also stop fighting for the status quo. Advocates for gun rights must fight to repeal the current National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). We need to secure the right to bear arms for people who have “lost” that right in the court system. We also need to repeal the entire National Firearms Act.
Every current gun law has been a step in the direction of confiscation, and O’Rourke showed that in the most blatant way possible: calling for the ban of the most popular rifle in the United States. So Beto, thank you! Thank you for proving the gun rights movement all the ammo it needs to mobilize in the direction of freedom, not just stopping new tyranny.