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PoliticsTrump warns 'Dummy Beto' making gun deal 'much harder' with confiscation rhetoric

17:10  18 september  2019
17:10  18 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Let's retire the phrase 'mandatory buybacks' -- the proper term is gun confiscation

Let's retire the phrase 'mandatory buybacks' -- the proper term is gun confiscation After decades of denying that this was their ultimate goal, Democrats are now more willing to openly state that they want to forcibly take Americans' guns away. They like to refer to their proposals by using the euphemism "mandatory buybacks," but the rest of us should not follow suit. Gun confiscation would be a more accurate term. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur has a story detailing that as anti-gun sentiment has swept through the 2020 Democratic primary, Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, along with Beto O'Rourke, now support a policy that would require owners of guns vaguely deemed "assault weapons" to "sell" their property to the federal government.

" Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal ," Trump wrote. O'Rourke's call for mandatory gun buy-backs came under swift criticism from conservatives and some Democrats, who felt they were counterproductive to passing gun -control measures in the aftermath of three horrific mass shootings

“ Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal . Convinced many that Dems just want to take your guns away,” Trump said on Twitter, adding: “Will continue forward!” His tweet comes as Congress waits for Trump to announce what gun -related proposals he would support following a spate of mass

President Trump warned Wednesday that a possible deal with Democrats for new gun safety legislation has been complicated by presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke's confiscation rhetoric.

Trump warns 'Dummy Beto' making gun deal 'much harder' with confiscation rhetoric© Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's comment on the seizures of some guns drew widespread criticism.

The former Texas congressman has fueled the fears of gun-rights groups by openly saying at last week's debate what Democrats have long denied: “Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” He specifically is advocating a mandatory buyback program for assault-style weapons, citing their use in deadly mass shootings.

Fact check: Could a President Beto O'Rourke confiscate assault weapons?

Fact check: Could a President Beto O'Rourke confiscate assault weapons? Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke has made his position on assault weapons crystal clear. "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," O'Rourke said during Thursday's Democratic debate. But could he?

“ Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal ,” Trump tweeted. Trump has vacillated in his support for various gun reform measures following a spate of mass shootings over the summer in California, Texas and Ohio, and POLITICO reported Monday that he will not consider a bill passed by

There’s no more stalwart supporter of Democrat conventional wisdom in the media. Up until very recently, the Democrats-want-to-get-rid-of-the-Second-Amendment talk was, like so much of Trump ’s rhetoric , outlandish and without any basis in facts.

O'ROURKE QUICKLY PROFITS OFF 'HELL YES' DEBATE MOMENT ON GUN SEIZURES

“Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Convinced many that Dems just want to take your guns away. Will continue forward!”

Trump has been in talks with lawmakers over potential new measures in the wake of recent mass shootings. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News Tuesday that he expected an announcement “very soon.” Gidley said Trump wanted to make sure that any new laws would address actual problems and not just be “feel-good legislation.”

The president’s morning tweet may be an indication that such an announcement could be delayed.

Beto O'Rourke wants action on guns, regardless of political cost

Beto O'Rourke wants action on guns, regardless of political cost During the third Democratic debate he said he planned to take away military grade assault rifles from civilians as part of a nationwide buy-back scheme.

Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control while Buttigieg and Paul offer contrasting criticism of O’Rourke’s rhetoric .

But this rhetoric undermines and hurts bipartisan efforts to actually make progress on commonsense gun safety efforts, like expanding background Gun owners are protective of our Second Amendment rights. We want to make sure our right is sacred. When there are people, like Beto , running for office

O’Rourke even took heat from his own party for the remarks. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said, “That message doesn’t help,” in a conversation on “Fox News Sunday.”

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One of O’Rourke’s 2020 opponents, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, agreed that O’Rourke’s statement was counterproductive, given that Republicans are currently at least discussing gun safety.

“When even this president and even [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell are at least are pretending to be open to reforms, we know that we have a moment on our hand,” he told CNN. “Let’s make the most of it and get these things done.”

O'Rourke hit back, tweeting: "Leaving millions of weapons of war on the streets because Trump and McConnell are 'at least pretending to be open to reforms'? That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place. Let’s have the courage to say what we believe and fight for it."

Fox News' Nick Givas contributed to this report.

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Toomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' .
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is not helping the effort to pass gun reform legislation. "I do think Beto O'Rourke does not help things," Toomey said on NBC's "Meet the Press."O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, has come out in support of a mandatory gun buyback program for assault-style weapons, such as those that have been used in many of the nation's deadly mass shootings.

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