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Biden Says Pro-Gun Confiscation Beto O’Rourke Will “Take Care of the Gun Problem” For Him

O’Rourke is as extreme left as it gets on the Second Amendment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Minnesota Had Record Numbers of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in 2020

Red or blue, Americans nationwide are getting strapped.

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Gun sales have boomed all across America. And it’s not just the Red states. Blue states like Minnesota have also witnessed an increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued. 

According to Valley News Live, over 96,000 permits were issued in 2020, which represented the highest number of permits issued since carry permits became legal in 2003. Furthermore, 2020’s numbers represented a twofold increase from 2019 in the number of permits issued. 

Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms noted that roughly “400,000 permits have been issued in total in a state of just over 5.6 million people.”

The Valley News Live piece actually conceded that the increase in permits issued was largely the result of a “ rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.”

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Minneapolis was the epicenter of social unrest after the death of George Floyd in late May 2020. With calls to defund the police and irresponsible political leadership that refused to decisively crack down on crime, Minnesotans began to take matters into their own hands.

Gun owners are ultimately the most effective first responders in times of crisis and overall breakdowns of social order. Minnesota’s gun laws are actually quite strict, which has earned it dismal rankings in Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Gun Owners (39th place) and Best States for Concealed Carry (37th place). Regardless of the sub-optimal gun policies, Minnesotans still instinctively understand the importance of the right to carry.

2020 was a big year for gun sales and showed that the right to bear arms still has a massive constituency of people that can be targeted and activated for future occasions. Serious Republican campaigns should recognize this trend and make targeting gun owners a major priority throughout their get out the vote programs.

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