H/T The Lid.
While Little Bobby Francis O’Rourke is a touch Naïve but he is more stupid.
Perhaps the lingering question in the aftermath of the October Democratic presidential is whether former Texas Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is naïve or just plain stupid (or both). We are talking about a guy with an ego so large that despite the fact that he lost to Ted Cruz in his senate run (thank God) he really believes that he is the one person who can defeat President Trump…the guy who beat Ted Cruz. Beto O’Rourke ban
Now in his repeated insistence that if a law banning so-called “assault weapons” were passed, the millions of citizens who own them would dutifully line up and turn them in. This guy really believes that Americans will voluntarily give up their constitutional rights (okay the leftist Americans will but the rest of us won’t). Does he think people will willingly give up their guns because he has a Latino nickname? He’s fourth-generation Irish American for Pete’s sake.
In appearances on MSNBC with Joe Scarborough, O’Rourke insisted first that he is “not talking about confiscating anybody’s guns,” and then dove straight into a scenario where guns would have to be surrendered or “there has to be consequences.”But, as noted by the Daily Caller, O’Rourke clings to his belief that turning in guns is exactly what law-abiding citizens would do.
“But my faith is in this country and in my fellow Americans,” he told Scarborough, “following the law and listening to people who own AK-47s and AR-15s, who concede they don’t need it for self-protection. They don’t need it to hunt. Its real true purpose and use is on a battlefield.”
He made the same argument to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, insisting, “Our fellow Americans will follow the law…If we pass this law, then I expect our fellow Americans to follow the law and this is not speculation. We’ve seen other countries do this.”
Second Amendment activists have been tilting back in disbelief. First, they note, other countries do not have Second Amendment protection of the fundamental right to keep and bear arms as the U.S. Constitution and some 40 state constitutions have. And, as Scarborough argued with O’Rourke, some people will simply refuse to give up their guns. Scarborough is wrong, not some, the vast majority of people will simply refuse.