Beto O ‘Rourke’ s gun confiscation rhetoric could doom the political future in Texas

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Beto O ‘ Rourke hard-Links to the gun seizures in the Democratic presidential primary, may play well with liberal primary voters across the country – but also the former Congressman could his political future hurt in Texas he should one day decide to wide to run the country again.

O’rourke, the almost, based in Texas, won a Senate in 2018 against the incumbent Republican, Sen. Ted Cruz, said in a primary debate earlier this month, “hell Yes, we take your AR-15.”

This is in contrast to what O’rourke said in the 2018 race, when the Democrat sought to appeal to the gun-friendly state, by always telling the Texan, “If you have an AR-15, keep it.” (He also said during the race that he no longer is selling even such weapons.)


In the Wake of several recent mass program mass shootings, including in his hometown of El Paso, O’rourke has suggested, to force AR to turn 15 owner to their guns by means of a compulsory repurchase.

The NRA says that the Americans themselves about 15 million AR-15s, and that they are the most popular gun in America for the education, and national defense.

O’rourke’s campaign is now selling T-shirts with his “hell, Yes,” gun confiscation slogan.

Cruz mocked O’rourke’s shift in the last week, noting that in 2018, he warned that O’rourke wanted to get “our weapons,” but the fact-checker PolitiFact rated the claim “false”.

“PolitiFact, you are non-partisan sexy thing you — so … did you buy Beto’ s T-shirt?” Cruz joked on Twitter.


Texas political activists claim that O ‘ can’t win Rourke in Texas with these positions.

“O’rourke’s’ hell Yes’ to gun confiscation, how little he knows about the Texans and guns,” said Johanna Flemming, the Executive Director of Grassroots America, We the people PAC, a conservative group in Texas. “By shooting out of his mouth, Beto managed, at the end of his political career in Texas, while driving up gun sales.”

O ‘Rourke’ s rhetoric on weapons not picked up a lot of support from his former colleagues in Congress. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, the negotiations with Senate Republicans pushed the expansion of background checks and, possibly, the creation of “red flag” laws, to the rear of the compulsory buy-back idea.

“I don’t know, the other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’rourke,” Schumer told reporters from upstate New York, according to the Times Union.

But O’rourke hit back at Schumer, in a fundraising E-Mail, indicating that the majority of National Democrats to agree with him.

“With reference to the minority leader, a recent Monmouth University poll found that almost 70 percent of Democrats Beto support the compulsory buyback of assault weapons,” O’rourke’s fundraising E-Mail said.

O’rourke entered the democratic race to great fanfare this year, but has struggled in the polls. Some Democrats have proposed, he set his gaze on the 2020 bid for the Senate, and not the White house.

Also, some liberal authors have acknowledged that O’rourke’ gun s policies, it could hurt in Texas.


“Beto is not a viable candidate for the Senate in Texas, thanks to his gun collection comment,” German Lopez, editor at Vox, wrote on Twitter.

For his part, O’rourke was the fact that he wants to drop a Texas Senate seat, despite earlier pressure from some Texas Democrats and news agencies, his long-shot presidential candidacy, and instead of competing for the Republican sen.John Cornyn’s seat.

“There were even some that have suggested that I said stay in Texas and run for the Senate,” O’rourke in an August speech. “But that would not be good enough for this community. That’s not good enough for El Paso. That’s not good enough for this country.”

Cornyn, the bunch entered against O’rourke, the relocation of positions last week, highlighting another new O’rourke’s proposal on marijuana.


“Say it ain’t so, Beto. First, grab guns from law-abiding citizens, and now the legalization of marijuana?” Cornyn has.

However, polling shows that a slight majority of Texans, in fact, the legalization support a certain amount of marijuana. But O’rourke would go further than the legalization, proposes taxation of marijuana to Fund “justice grants” for people who were convicted of possession of marijuana in the past.

O’rourke has also for the impeachment of President Trump.

“Polls consistently show that an overwhelming majority of Texans do not support the impeachment of President Trump,” noted Fleming.

A Quinnipiac poll found that 60 percent of Texans say the Congress should not try charges, while only 34 percent support it.

O ‘Rourke’ s left-shift was not always him traction in the polls yet. In the polling average, he gets only about 3 percent of National.


“His far-left stance will continue to generate attention and secure him a place on the cable news circuit. But it is not a managerial philosophy is a winning campaign,” Texas economist and political Advisor to Abby McCloskey, Fox News said.

“Far-left-bottom in the 2020 presidential campaign is better added covered by [Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth] Warren, who has clearly thought through their proposals in detail,” McCloskey.

Fleming added: “His wild swing to gun confiscation appears to be a recording, which he run for office in Texas again.”

Maxim Lott is the executive producer of Stossel TV and Creator He can be reached on Twitter at @MaximLott

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