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Democrat Joe Manchin: Beto O’Rourke Is ‘Not Taking My Guns Away From Me’

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Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told a reporter Wednesday that Beto O’Rourke was not going to take his guns away.

“Beto’s one human being. He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: [O’Rourke]’s not taking my guns away from me,” he told the Wall Street Journal’s Lindsay Wise.

“You tell Beto that OK?” Manchin added.

O’Rourke previously held a more moderate line on gun control and the Second Amendment, but in the last two months he has shifted radically to the left, endorsing the idea of mandatory gun buybacks for AR-15s and other weapons.

The Texas politician thinks that gun confiscation would work because Americans would simply comply.

“I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law,” he said this month.

During the Democratic debate last month, he again promoted the idea of mandatory gun confiscation, saying, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.”

One Democratic strategist recently predicted that O’Rourke’s rhetoric on guns will hurt his potential future in politics.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

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2 Comments
  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone.

    Beto is GOP mole poisoning the Democrat water with scripted BS!

  • allen says:

    Beto is not in it to win, he is a plant by the NWO crowd, the globalists that are h*ll bent on taking this country down. His job is to get the idea of gun confiscation on the table. He knows he can’t win, his handlers know he can’t win, nut the idea is now imbedded in the minds of all Americans and especially the dumbed down city dwellers who know nothing about guns except what they hear, see, and read in the main stream conspiracy news media.

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