Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s proposal to have the police show up at gun owners’ homes and enforce a mandatory assault weapons buyback is a “joke” and would put officers in harm’s way, National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police Joe Gamaldi said Tuesday, Fox News reports.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, Gamaldi said that in a time where “everyone is asking [law enforcement] to bridge the gap with the community,” O’Rourke’s idea is ridiculous and “reeks of desperation.”
“The only thing more idiotic than Beto O’Rourke suggesting that we should go door-to-door and seize citizens’ — who are following the laws — property, is his current presidential run,” said Gamaldi, adding, “I think he’s polling at two percent.
“I’m calling on every other candidate in this race — and every member of our party in Congress — to meet the boldness of the American people and sign onto the March For Our Lives Peace Plan,” he wrote.
” That in a time where “everyone is asking law enforcement to bridge the gap with the community, O’Rourke’s idea is ridiculous and “reeks of desperation.”
The only thing more idiotic than Beto O’Rourke suggesting that we should go door-to-door and seize citizens’ — who are following the laws — property, is his current presidential run. I think he’s polling at two percent.
It puts our officers in a very dangerous situation where we’re showing up to someone’s house, we’re armed, these people are — obviously citizens — are armed. And now you expect us to seize their guns? Give me a break!
He’s doing anything that he can to get attention. So, of course, just like he did during his Senate campaign — which he lost, by the way — is that he’s taking a shot at the hardworking men and women of law enforcement like he did during that time.
If we want to have a real conversation about guns in this country,” we should talk about “activist DAs and judges across the country” who are “letting thousands of people go with violent gun crimes.
So, if we want to have a conversation about gun violence in this country, let’s talk about using the laws we have right now and throw the book at these dirtbags that are victimizing the hardworking people of our community,” National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police Joe Gamaldi
He said Democrats have waited far too long for the kind of gun control the students are openly advocating, and that it is time to step forward and support it.
“We can stick by what we’ve been doing — playing it safe, while we beg Mitch McConnell to take action on the floor of Congress. Or we can follow the lead of the students marching for their lives and for all of ours, who are demanding we do more to protect them.”
O’Rourke went so far as to claim that Texans who own AR-15s actually want to give them up.
The Hill quoted O’Rourke saying:
But even from those Texans who own AR-15s, they’ve told me this themselves, “I don’t need this. I don’t need it to hunt, I don’t need it to protect myself. It was fun to use. I like taking it out to the range, but if giving this back, or cutting it to pieces, or selling it to the government helps to keep us safer, then by all means let’s do it.”
Yeah, right. Nobody in their right mind would say “I don’t need this. I don’t need it to hunt, I don’t need it to protect myself.”
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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