Schumer Disavows O’Rourke’s Gun Control Plan, Says He Doesn’t Know Any Democrat Who ‘Agrees’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) disavowed former Rep. Beto O’Rourke‘s (D-Texas) gun control proposal, saying that he cannot think of “any other Democrat” that supports it.

In his candidacy as one of the 20 Democrats running in the party’s 2020 presidential primary election, O’Rourke has backed the idea of a mandatory assault weapon buyback program that many critics have blasted as amounting to gun confiscation.

While speaking to reporters on a conference call Wednesday, Schumer railed against the Texas Democrat’s plan, proclaiming that he cannot think of another member of his party that “agrees” with O’Rourke on his plan.

“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward,” said the New York Democrat.

Although Schumer may not be aware, there are others Democrats who have made such proposals.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) — the first major Democratic presidential primary candidate to drop out of the race — ran on a gun control platform during his failed presidential bid and said that he would send people to jail if they did not comply with his own proposed assault weapon buyback program.

Another Senate Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), pushed back against O’Rourke’s plan, saying that he believes “it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats” and proclaimed that the former Texas congressman would not take his firearms “away from” him.

“You tell Beto that OK?” added Manchin.

Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) also pushed back on O’Rourke’s proposal in an interview with CNN, saying that the “clip” of the Texas Democrat “will be played” at pro-gun rallies “for years.”

“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,” said Coons.

Outside of the Democrats, O’Rourke’s proposal has earned him the title of “AR-15 Salesman of the Month” by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“Possibly even of the year…” wrote the Second Amendment advocacy group.

Responses

  1. >Phyllis Softa<

    Yes, I heard the news Colt was suspending sales to civilians to fulfill military and law enforcement contracts. They seem to infer there is a sufficient stock of the AR-15's in the market place which will carry on until such time as they can resume manufacturing that great hunting and sporting rifle for those who want one (or more).

    Maybe you saw the article about the flood of sales of the AR-15 when Bozo O'Rourke made his ignorant comment about confiscating all AR-15's and AK-47's. Alpha Dog Firearms in Tempe, AZ held a "Beto Sale" and sold ALL of their
    AR-15's in two hours ($349.99 each). They've ordered more to fill standing orders. The NRA has now dubbed the Bozo as "Salesman of the Month" surpassing Marxist #44.

  2. Sure, fine, whatever Chuckles. Now pull the tarp back over the gun control and confiscation scheme the Demmunists and RINOs have been pushing for decades.

  3. Of course Chuck will publicly deny it.

    Yet disarmament/confiscation has been the agenda for years. They are embarrassed that jackass Beta just blurted out their end goal. They’d much prefer a slow, frog-boil so they won’t lose as many votes.

    1. LOL, well, spill the beans….Provide the names of the members of Congress that would vote to pass confiscation? That would be 218 House votes and 60 Senators. HOW exactly were you seeing it passed so slowly that the voters would not know??? Is there a reward for falling for every conspiracy someone puts forward? I fail to see the value in repeatedly playing the stooge. Obama was coming for your guns…..Obamacare is socialized medicine with death panels…Panned Parenthood sells fetal body parts…..The Clintons kill their political enemies…..3-5 million illegal voters cast a ballot for Hillary…..ISIS can’t be defeated unless Obama says “radical Islamic terrorism”……Hillary is running a child sex trafficing ring in the basement of Comet Ping Pong…. Obama won’t allow strangers to wish you Merry Christmas…..Teleprompters are evil…… Have some pride and self respect.

  4. Bozo has now surpassed every effort the Kenyan Marxist made as the then Salesman of the Year for guns. Every time the Lefties open their mouth about guns, gun organization memberships and donations increase because the December 1791 Bill of RIGHTS affirm our RIGHT to Keep and Bear Arms. NO Socialist dictator in America can deny or will change that.

    1. Speaking of sales, I hope you survived the news that Colt is suspending AR-15 production for sales to civilians. What is the conspiracy on that? Obama or O’Rouke? Hillary or Pelosi? Soros???

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