During a weekend interview presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said AR-15 sales should be banned in America.
This is a continuation of the anti-Second Amendment campaign O’Rourke conducted in his failed 2018 Senate bid.
For example, in February 2018 interview with CBS News O’Rourke supported banning bump stocks and made clear his belief that AR-15s ought not be sold in America. He said, “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.” And on October 18, 2018, O’Rourke noted Texas’ proud gun heritage then explained his desire for Texas to lead they way on gun control by adopting the gun laws being pushed for everyone else, Breitbart reports.
Beto O’Rourke: “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.”
Beto O'Rourke: "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." pic.twitter.com/uqMA1jWOTf
— The Hill (@thehill) March 17, 2019
“We allow people in this country to buy weapons that were designed, engineered, and sold to the United States military for the express purpose of killing people as effectively as possible in as great a number as possible.
An AR-15 gunshot wound, that high-impact high-velocity round, will blow a hole through your back the size of an orange. You will bleed to death before anybody can get to you and save your life because that is exactly what it was designed to do.”
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These are lies and propaganda and if anyone believes different, then you have to believe O’Rourke believes what he is saying and at that point, who would want a president that is uneducated and refuses to put enough energy into something to have the real facts?
- Military M16/M4s are select-fire rifles. They all have some variation of fully-automatic fire. Civilian rifles fire off one round per squeeze of the bang switch. Just like every other semi-automatic rifle in the history of semi-automatic rifles ever.
- Behind closed doors, world leaders are not as concerned with the penetration of a round or the distance between troops and their targets, but whether they have enough weaponry in their depots, enough money in their treasuries, and the commitment of their allies to come to their aid.
- Low-recoil and requires less ammunition to train a soldier especially when looking at combat distances of only 300m.
- Total weight of the cartridge is 182gr which calculates to 3,640gr/0.52lb for twenty rounds.
- A lot cheaper than to produce in mass vs. the previous 7.62 round.
- The future of the Army’s 5.56mm rifle caliber is being seriously questioned and there may be a replacement as early as 2020.
Ironically, Breitbart News took out an AR-15 and a lever action rifle to compare the power of the two weapons. We shot one concrete block four times with an AR-15, and it remains largely intact. We shot an identical block with the lever action and it crumbled in pieces.
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Student gun controllers describe an #ar15 as a gun that shoots #velocityrounds, whatever that is. And @thedemocrats (and career gun controllers like @davidmileshogg ) would have you think the AR is the most powerful gun in the world. Truth be told, it’s not even close. It’s a .22 round easily dwarfed in power by lever action rifles like they used in the Old West. @shotshow @momsdemand @nationalrifleassociation @cabelas @judge_jeanine @kimberlyguilfoyle @uscca @sebastian_gorka @millennial_republicans @militaryarms @warriorcode.us @gunnerationx @henry_rifles @gunownersofamerica @gun_videos @weaponoutfitters @hartluck #awrhawkins #breitbart #henryrifles
The Army is testing many different calibers with the potential to replace the 5.56mm and M4 carbine with a heavier-hitting round. A wide variety of ammo is being looked at, including 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington and .264 USA, along with some experimental designs.
Firearm’s have become a serious focal point with Democrats and they are out in the open with their desire to strip people of their rights and abolish the 2nd Amendment. Beto believes he so little of the people that he believes he can lie and deceive. We all know what “shall not be infringed” means and you cannot ban AR’s and say that it’s OK if you already have one, keep it. People do not need his permission nor are they dumb.
Another bill being pushed is called, “Jaime’s Law” and it is meant to target ammunition. You can read the intel here.
“Even though ammunition is every bit as necessary for the operation of a firearm as the firearm itself, federal law does not require a background check to prevent prohibited purchasers from purchasing ammunition. Jaime’s Law will close this ammo loophole. ” ~ Wasserman Schultz
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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