Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants to ban AR-15 sales in America.
Continuing his anti-gun rhetoric from his failed 2018 Senate campaign, O’Rourke recently said in an interview published by the Hill, “If you own an AR-15, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly and safely. I just don’t think that we need to sell anymore weapons of war into this public.” O’Rourke asserted that the AR-15 is built “for the express purpose of killing people as effectively as possible, in as great a number as possible.”
O’Rourke is one of many Democratic elected officials who have been infected by the anti-gun mind virus sweeping the nation since the 2018 Parkland massacre. In February 2018, during an interview with CBS News, O’Rourke, “I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense. … I don’t know that we should raise the age for buying an AR-15 I just don’t think we should be selling AR-15s in this country.”
On October 2018, O’Rourke called for Texas to lead the way in enacting gun control. O’Rourke has not relented in 2019. He is now making gun control a pillar of his 2020 presidential campaign.
Despite the fear-mongering from the media, AR-15s function similarly to handguns in terms of fire settings. The media obsesses over AR-15s simply because of their menacing cosmetic features, and as a result, they portray AR-15s as weapons of war.
Confusion is key when trying to manipulate the public into accepting anti-gun encroachments on their freedoms.
Airbnb CEO Says Wuhan Virus Will Fundamentally Transform Domestic Travel
Post-pandemic America will not look the same.
Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, said to Reuters on January 14, 2021 that domestic travel patterns will not revert to pre-Wuhan virus pandemic standards.
In a Zoom call with Jonathan Weber, the global technology editor for Reuters, Chesky said that business travel will move towards leisure travel due to the fact that software like Zoom facilitates teleconferencing at unprecedented rates.
Furthermore, Chesky speculates that people won’t be visiting America’s largest cities as much as before, nor will they stay at crowded hotels. Instead, he believes that “many people will travel by car – some will travel by plane – and they’re going to travel to thousands of smaller communities. And many of these communities are going to be smaller cities and or even rural areas.”
Additionally, the Airbnb CEO notes that “farm stays are huge right now” and that national parks travel will become a major trend among travelers in the upcoming months. The latter will grow, in Chesky’s view, because most Americans have not visited such parks.
According to an Airbnb survey, 54% of Americans have plans of traveling in 2021 or they’re in the process of planning out their trips for the summer. Chesky asserted that travelers are “yearning for what was taken away from them.” He added, “they’re not yearning to see Times Square. What they are yearning to do is to see their friends and their families they have not seen in a long time.”
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge raised an interesting point about this change in Americans’ travel patterns:
If Chesky is right about the significant travel shift, the hotel industry could be slated for a massive wave of bankruptcies and or consolidation to a degree never before seen.
Regardless, Americans are getting tired of the Wuhan virus lockdowns. Millions of Americans have had their freedoms infringed upon thanks to politicians who want to exploit a generalized crisis for their own gain.
If Republicans were smart, they would be unapologetically campaigning for their states to be reopened. Americans want to go back to their normal lives and engage in activities such as travel, which the political class has deprived them of.
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