O’Rourke’s statement confirms the fears of many Republicans and gun rights advocates who say the ultimate goal of the gun control movement is government confiscation of firearms.
…”This is an awful and extreme idea,” Toomey tweeted in response to O’Rourke’s statement. “Thankfully, there’s not enough support in Congress to do it. But this rhetoric undermines and hurts bipartisan efforts to actually make progress on commonsense gun safety efforts, like expanding background checks.”
O’Rourke’s proclamation is so staggeringly insensitive to any other Democrat trying to get elected to any other position anywhere in the country (and anyone who would be well served by their election) that it invites the labels arrogant and self-centered.
At the very least it seems amazingly naive and impulsive.
If he did not realize what he was doing he is not qualified for the job he is asking for. …And if he did realize what he was doing it’s worse because a smart man who wanted to pass reforms wouldn’t hand the position such a delicious soundbite confirming the worst fears and rumor-mongering of their constituencies.
Stupid, stupid, short-sighted and un-strategic buffoonery.