O’Rourke Seemingly Walks Back Mandatory Buyback for Assault Rifles

Whenever a politician tells you that they are planning to have authorities go door-to-door in order to confiscate guns, you should just assume that they intend to put the entire neighborhood in harm’s way.

You see, the Second Amendment is inalienable, and it shall not be infringed.  It exists simply to defeat those who would attempt to defeat it, and it is its own insurance policy against such tyranny.

That is why so many Americans were doubled over in laughter as 2020 Democratic Candidate Beto O’Rourke intimated that his potential administration would be pursuing a mandatory assault rifle buyback program if elected.

The idea was so ludicrous, so dangerous, that O’Rourke himself has been forced to renege on it within weeks of first uttering the nonsense.

O’Rourke, who famously declared during a presidential debate that he would “take” AR-15s and AK-47s, was confronted by a student in Iowa on Friday who described himself as a “hunter” who uses an AR-15.

“What about those people who use that as a way to, you know, get dinner, who live down south who don’t really have a lot of options for food, and they don’t have money but they can get their own?” the student asked.

The student went on to explain that an AR-15 is “much more efficient” at killing an animal like a deer and how if a weaker gun is used, it could potentially put the animal through more pain, and its adrenaline can “spoil” the meat.

O’Rourke acknowledged that this was the “first time” he’s heard of anyone using an AR-15 to hunt a deer.

“Perhaps a way to address a legitimate concern or need is to then ensure that those who have a need or want to use an AR-15 are able to keep it at a hunting club or at a gun range, so that there is some control and safeguard still placed on that firearm,” O’Rourke said.

Beto struggled during a recent debate as well, after being asked precisely how he intended to enforce such a policy, refusing to admit on national television that, in order to be successful, he would need local authorities to go door-to-door, disarming those who do not wish to give up their Constitutional right.