Beto O’Rourke: We’ll Use Fines to ‘Compel’ Compliance with AR-15 Ban

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke explained he plans to use fines to “compel” American gun owners to comply with his AR-15 ban, during an exchange with reporters last weekend. READ MORE


SOURCE: Breitbart News, AWR Hawkins

O’Rourke made his claim in a video posted by Fox4 DFW’s Teresa Riley.

He was asked how he plans to make Americans comply with his AR-15 ban and he said, “I begin by saying we expect our fellow Americans to follow the law. If they do not there would be a fine imposed to compel them to follow the law.”

Teresa Riley
Question: what happens if people don’t sell their guns back to the govt….answer:

See the video HERE

O’Rourke went to talk about the example of Australia, citing how that country put in place a similar ban. He claimed Australia witnessed, “a near 50 percent reduction in gun violence deaths” as a result. But O’Rourke did not mention that rifles are not a statistically significant contributor to overall gun deaths in the U.S.

In fact, FBI crime stats for 2017 show there were 403 rifle-related deaths for the year, and those deaths were from all kinds of rifles combined — breech action, pump action, bolt action, lever action, semiautomatic, etc. Crossing the street resulted in over 5,800 deaths in 2017.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports there are 16 million-plus privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at HERE.



10 thoughts on “Beto O’Rourke: We’ll Use Fines to ‘Compel’ Compliance with AR-15 Ban”

  1. Beto needs to contact people like me who own guns about how we feel about his plans for confiscating our second amendment rights. Say goodbye to your position in government.

    1. This twit doesn’t have one, that is a position in government. I do tend to once again pose the following question. I wonder who it was that promised Beto exectly what play the role of sacrificial lamb.

    1. I think Obama also said to Iran, “If you like your nuclear inspector, you can keep your nuclear inspector.” I guess they didn’t believe him, either.
      As to Beto, he is a real dummy for saying what he said about firearms confiscation and acting counter to promises made by Democrats over time on that issue. As a Democrat, I am disgusted with him and not thrilled about some of the other candidates. Cuomo in NY State talked about confiscating rifles classified as “assault rifles” if someone did not obey that SAFE Act law requiring registration. A great many owners did not register them. The law enforcement agencies in the state told him they would simply not participate in any confiscation, much to their credit. I bet that is what would happen nationally.

    1. The pushers of Gun Control Opium never, ever make the slightest reference to, let alone acknowledge the down sides of their pet dream. The down sides, by the way, are significant.

  2. The fact that a presidential candidate would attack the constitution with such venom and treason speaks volumes.
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. Which one are you? MOLON LABE

  3. “I begin by saying we expect our fellow Americans to follow the law. ”

    I agree, follow the law, like the ones in the Constitution, (The 2nd Amendment is one of those, “Shall not be infringed” is what it says).

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