Beto O’Rourke wants to come after our guns. If you have an AR-15, he wants to make you sell them to the government–oddly enough, without a background check being performed first–or else someone will eventually come looking for you, apparently. “Hell yes,” he exclaimed, he was coming after our guns.
If I didn’t know better, I’d swear he got paid by an AR-15 manufacturer to make that comment.
As nothing since Trump’s election has, Beto has sold countless rifles throughout the nation. People are buying AR-15s and other so-called assault rifles.
That’s especially true with one Arizona company that sold out of firearms in just four hours.
Alpha Dog Firearms announced it would be selling AR-15s for $349.99 on Friday, hours after Beto O’Rourke pledged to ban the weapons at the ABC News debate on Thursday night. O’Rourke was adamant that his buyback program would be mandatory, not voluntary, going on to assure the debate moderators that “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”
“Our $349.99 AR deal sold out in less than 4 hours,” the store wrote on Facebook. “We’re trying to process the orders and work on getting more special deals for our good friend gun grabber Beto.”
O’Rourke has centered his presidential campaign on gun control, saying at the debate that President Donald Trump “directed” and “inspired” the August Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas.
OK, not really. It is, however, hysterical.
O’Rourke, while trying to campaign to rid the country of these weapons, has managed to convince a lot more people to buy these firearms. Even if most of these weapons were second rifles or whatever, there are still a lot more in circulation explicitly because of Beto’s comments.
What people like Beto need to understand is that we’re not going to give up our guns. We’re not going to just roll over and play dead. We’re not going to just meekly accept that anti-gunners are going to keep pushing until they win.
We are going to resist.
The term “resist” has been used since Trump took office and it’s generally used by people who do little more than complain a lot on Twitter. However, if a gun ban like Beto suggests were to take hold, we would show this “resistance” what it means to truly resist. Our guns aren’t going anywhere.
Unless, of course, you make and/or sell firearms. If so, then your guns are going plenty of places. All over the nation, to be exact, and based on what Alpha Dog Firearms found, they’ll go pretty damn quickly if you’re smart about your marketing.
I’m sure the good folks at Alpha Dog Firearms would like to thank Beto for his role in this amazing turn of events. I suspect that O’Rourke is unsure of just where he went wrong, or if he went wrong (spoiler: He did), but that’s a whole lot of guns sold in a short amount of time. I’m not going to lie, though, I hated I didn’t have the funds available at the time to pounce on this one myself.