One of the latest, and yet oldest, arguments every 2020 presidential candidate is trotting out is the insistence that we must surrender all of our firearms, with fewer and fewer exceptions to the list of confiscations. Former congressman and failed Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has been among the most blatant in his demands for “voluntary buybacks” of all AR-15s and AK-47 “assault” rifles (if the guns truly were “assault” capable, how do people get out of a gun show alive…?). That in itself is about as foolish as wearing a bad toupee in a fan factory! More gun control plans don’t work any better than a lazy snowflake who still lives in his mama’s basement!
A more recently exposed trend is that it seems Democrats, especially those in highly lucrative senior legislative offices, are very resistant to the deportation of illegal immigrants. They really prefer to not talk about it at all, and when they are cornered even a little bit, they hugely downplay the numbers.
The government still uses the figure of approximately eleven million illegal immigrants floating around in the USA, soaking up the free medical care, free housing, and vast sums of cash and food stamps enabled by some of the most blatant panderings of the Democrat party’s blatantly un-American freebie programs for illegals. A more recent report from Yale University seems to indicate that number is roughly half of reality; in other words, in excess of twenty-two million illegals. Yet, in spite of the fact that American citizens are becoming increasingly vocal in their opposition to the handouts, and are demanding accountability and deportation of the illegals, the Democrats continue to deflect and distract our attention to peripheral issues and refuse to address the problems associated with the presence of illegal immigrants in the country.
This report on their shenanigans comes to us from Breitbart News:
Democrats refuse to deport “11 million” illegal immigrants, but they have no problem confiscating 16 million AR-15s from law-abiding citizens.
On May 19, 2016, the New York Times ran a story asking, “What would it take to deport 11 million and build a wall?”
One of the latest
This from Breitbart News
On September 29, 2016, the Nation asked, “What if the US really did deport 11 million people?”
Politico followed the June 27, 2019, Democrat presidential debate by suggesting candidates made a mistake by calling attention to “11 million” illegal immigrants without even asking, “Should there be any limit on who gets to come to the United States?”
Suffice it to say, “11 million” is a go-to figure for Democrats and their surrogates in the establishment media. And the “11 million” illegals are people the Democrats refuse to deport.
But Democrat presidential candidates such as Kamala Harris and Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke have no problem open talking about confiscating the 16 million-plus AR-15s owned by law-abiding citizens in this country. (The National Shooting Sports Foundation confirmed the figure of 16 million-plus to Breitbart.)
Harris, for her part, says she is not sure about the details on taking the guns, she only knows it would be a government-mandated buyback.
O’Rourke paints of a picture of taking the guns that makes it look simple as can be. During a weekend campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, he made clear his belief that people will comply with an AR-15 ban, alleviating the need to send police door-to-door for the firearms.
Harris’ campaign website pledges she is dedicated to a “pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people living in our communities and contributing to our economy.” And on June 26, 2019, the New York Times reported O’Rourke wants “Congress to enact legislation that would create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people and rewrite immigration rules to prioritize family unity.”