Robert O’Rourke goes to Kent State and cites the student massacre as a reason for gun confiscation. The fool apparently doesn’t realize that it was the government who had the guns.
Here is a thought: If you are going to advocate for the forcible confiscation of an estimated 16 million rifles from lawful American citizens, it is probably best not to do it against the backdrop of one of the most famous incidents of unarmed citizens being shot to death by government forces.
Looking at you, Beto O’Rourke.
The former Texas congressman, who is still running in the 2020 Democratic primary despite a lack of any sort of meaningful support, appeared at a campaign event Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio. As O’Rourke spoke about his pet issue of gun control, demonstrators legally open-carrying firearms, including the style of rifle he believes should believe forcibly confiscated by the federal government, made their presence known.
“It is not enough to stop selling AR-15s and AK-47s when there are more than 10 million of those potential instruments of terror,” the 2020 candidate said. “We must mandate that every one of them be bought back — back home, off the streets, out of our lives — no longer a threat to every single one of us.”
O’Rourke then turned his attention to the protesters specifically, saying, “Nobody should show up with one of these weapons to seek to intimidate us in our own democracy. That’s wrong. That’s wrong.”