Biden Says Pro-Gun Confiscation Beto O’Rourke Will “Take Care of the Gun Problem” For Him
Joe Biden appeared to endorse Beto O’Rourke’s extreme pro-confiscation gun policies during his Texas rally on Monday, stating that the controversial former congressman and US Senate candidate was going to “take care of the gun problem” with him.
O’Rourke represents the most extreme faction of the Democratic Party on gun rights. His understanding of “taking care” of the “gun problem” consists of forcibly confiscating semiautomatic rifles from law-abiding citizens, a vision he staked out during his failed presidential campaign, even going so far as to make it his signature campaign proposal.
Biden’s pitch to put O’Rourke in charge of some kind of gun control effort only raises the question whether or not the Democratic party elder would get on board with an O’Rourke-style proposal to “buy back” legally owned AR-15’s and AK-47’s.
O’Rourke provided a last minute endorsement to Biden in conjunction with failed candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. The timing of his endorsement, coming a mere day before Texas votes as part of Super Tuesday, has left some wondering if the move was arranged by Democratic Party establishment elites hoping to stop frontrunner Bernie Sanders.
In an ironic twist, O’Rourke had previously slighted Biden in personal terms during his presidential campaign, stating that the septuagenarian represented a return to the past and that the country could do “far, far better.”
The Democratic Party appears to be becoming more hostile to the notion of gun rights than ever before, with members of the party’s establishment outpacing a socialist with their opposition to legal and lawful American ownership of semiautomatic rifles.