O’Rourke Calls For Confiscation of All ‘AR-15s and AK-47s’
Wednesday on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, 2020 White House candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called for confiscations of all “AR-15s and AK-47s.”
Asked if he is “in favor of gun confiscation,” O’Rourke replied, “Yes, when it comes to AR-15s and AK-47s, weapons designed for use on a military battlefield… That belongs on the battlefield and not in this country.
“When it comes to firearms used for hunting and self-defense, the answer is no,” he added. “I don’t want you or anyone else to get into the fear-mongering that some have fallen prey to, saying the government is going to come and take all of your guns. What we are talking about exclusively is weapons of war that should remain on the battlefield.”
Besides the fact that the 2nd Amendment forbids infringement of the right to bear arms, an AR-15 is not a “weapon of war” and not even the weapon of choice for mass shooters. But demonizing it as such makes it an easy target for Democrats to “fear-monger” about and to succeed at banning.