Cowardly Democratic Senator Coons Attacks Beto for Standing Up to NRA

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Conservative Democratic US Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) is scared of the NRA.  Coons warned Friday that Beto O’Rourke’s pledge during Thursday’s Democratic debate in Houston that the government will confiscate semiautomatic AR-15 rifles will become a rallying cry for gun rights groups for years to come and haunt the Democratic Party far into the future.

O’Rourke received loud applause when he declared: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.

“I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns,” Coons, a close ally of former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic race, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview.

“I am a gun owner. My sons and I have gone skeet shooting and hunting, and frankly I don’t think having our presidential candidates, like Congressman O’Rourke did, say that we are trying to take people’s guns against their will is a wise either policy or political move,” Coons said.

O’Rourke fired back in a Friday afternoon tweet, suggesting that Coons had not done enough to push for effective gun control.

 

O’Rourke is also selling t-shirts on his campaign website with the phrase “Hell Yes We’re Going To Take Your AR-15” printed on them.

 

 

 

 

 

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scorpio57
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scorpio57

Switch to the republican party coons, you’d fit in very well with those bastards.

William Stefens
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William Stefens
The only thing I feel O’Rourke and others who rightly advocate removal of assault weapons, is that for 10 ten years there was a ban on certain assault weapons 1994-2004. It was not perfect as it had too many loopholes, but it was a start. Unfortunately it was allowed to expire. Any future assault rifle bans would need to be tighter, and airtight, as well containing more clearly defined wording to remove the loopholes big the previous ban. But in any case, our country did have an assault ban in our history and our 2nd amendment still stands. What so… Read more »
Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

We don’t let kids play with fireworks 🧨 💥so why do we continue to let adult “children” play with weapons of war. If you want to shoot a weapon of war there is a organization that will let you do that. It’s called the military I believe. I don’t know what moron wants to kill a dear with an AR 15. I personally would use a good deer 🦌 rifle or a bow and arrow. What are you afraid of. I don’t think the deer 🦌 is going to shoot back.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Wish they would