Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s plan to ban semiautomatic rifles is reminiscent of Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s not-so-distant pledge to take away Americans’ AR-15s.
It was during the 2019 Democrat presidential primary when O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
O’Rourke bobbed and weaved for weeks when questioned about the confiscatory pledge. Then, in typical Democrat fashion, tried to paint police enforcement of a ban on AR-15 ownership as something other than confiscation. On October 16, 2019, he told MSBNC’s Morning Joe that police would go to homes to “recover” the rifles from the non-compliant once the ban was implemented.
Now, Ossoff has not yet explained how he would implement his ban–or deal with the non-compliant–but he is clear in his push to ban semiautomatic rifles and “high capacity” magazines.
On his campaign website Ossoff says, “I support a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.”
Ossoff’s ban is very O’Rouke-like, and it will be interesting to see how a gun-loving state such as Georgia votes when it comes to a politician who is running on a pledge to outlaw many of their favorite guns, not to mention an untold number of their favorite magazines.
Ossoff is running against pro-Second Amendment Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in Georgia’s January 5, 2021, run-off.
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