Beto "Hell Yes" O'Rourke is Under Attack by Trump and the NRA
Beto, Hell Yes!
On, Saturday, Aug 3rd of this year, the El Paso shooter who killed 22 and injured many more left an online manifesto that wreaked of Trump rhetoric. And by the time Americans had woken up the following morning, there had been another shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Monday, Aug 5th of this year, Donald Trump said "We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio die in vain."
Then two days later, after having met with his $11 million donor, the NRA reps, he talks about tying gun control with immigration. Surely to stall getting any gun control measures passed.
Then he went on a Twitter parade of excuses, blaming mental illness and blaming the media. As Trump said, "The media has a big responsibility to the life and safety in our country." What he forgot to was that the President of the United States has a responsibility to the life and safety of the American people, not just his rich donors.
Over a month later, nothing was done by Donald Trump or Moscow Mitch to protect Americans, the only one getting protection is the NRA.
And ever since the people of Beto O'Rourke's community were killed and wounded, senselessly, he has shown that Hell, Yes he's angry. Hell, Yes he is going to go after assault weapons. And Hell, Yes he's putting American safety first.
Trump received $11 million from the NRA in 2016 alone
Trump's Twitter attack on Beto O'Rourke
To put all of this into perspective, we have to understand where America is on guns.
The U.S. experiences more injuries and firearm deaths than other countries with similar economic standing.
Fact is that as of 2018, we have 393 million firearms in America, not counting those bought on the internet that are unknown or gun shows that don't register or do background checks. And we have 323 million people in our country. We have more guns than we have people.
And so the NRA rhetoric of "if you take our guns, you take away our ability to protect ourselves" is just rhetoric. It is safe to say that some Americans own more than just one firearm.
Now to Beto's attack, during the Democratic debate this month, Beto O'Rourke the Presidential candidate from El Paso, who is pushing for gun control was asked about the gun policy he has been campaigning on. Beto O'Rourke responded with "Hell, yes we're going to take your AR-15." To loud cheers from the crowd and many Americans are now looking at Beto O'Rourke as a serious candidate for the Presidency.
Trump jumped on this to blame Beto O'Rourke for making it difficult to come to a deal with Democrats on gun control. American's know that after 2 1/2 years of seeing Trump's tweets and actions, that he is using Beto O'Rourke to prolong any action on gun control, which he never intended to pass.
Afterall, when you take in $11 million from the NRA and include them in the decision making on gun control, you are paying back one of your biggest donors, not doing what is right for the American people.
Trump Attacks Beto O'Rourke
NRA fear mongering for profit attacks Beto O'Rourke
Trump and NRA rhetoric looking to increase sales
Lets, get some background on guns and ammo before going forward. The NRA has long used fear mongering against Democratic candidates to raise gun and ammo sales.
During the 16 years of the Clinton and Bush Presidencies, gun sales brought in $21.1 billion and ammo sales brought in $22.9 billion. Remember this is during a 16 year period.
Great money maker, but the NRA rhetoric and race fears during the Obama years that were pushed was the greatest money maker for guns and ammo and not to mention the membership and money maker for the NRA. In just 8 years, $29 billion in gun sales and $16.6 billion in ammo; broke record sales in our history.
Since Donald Trump took office, sales for 2017 alone were down by 17%. The NRA was having financial and internal problems. Gun laws have changed, open carry laws have been passed and Trump has called for gun free zones.
Now, after all the senseless deaths we've had in America since Trump came into office, the concern of Trump and the NRA is not with the American people, it is clearly about profit.
The GOP, NRA and the media have said that Beto O'Rourke has handed the Republicans a gift on guns. Their supporters buy the fear mongering and rhetoric and in the end, they make the GOP and NRA very wealthy.
As during the Obama election and Presidency, the NRA's rhetoric worked and in a panic people bought up guns and ammo in mass quantity to "protect" themselves from a "Muslim" president, who by the way, did not take their guns or destroy the United States. He bailed it from a financial crash and turned out being one of the most respected and liked Presidents.
Now, they are attacking Beto O'Rourke to make that money, however, the only difference there is today is that Beto O'Rourke has the support of the American people, those who care more about life than guns and ammo. Those that have lost loved ones in elementary school shootings, high school shootings and other mass shootings. Our children are dying at the hand of those with assault weapons, hunted down like animals with ammo that destroys the body making it nearly impossible for them to survive a gunshot.
The one thing that the NRA and Trump fear is that Bill Clinton on Sept, 13, 1994 passed a ban on high capacity magazines and assault weapons and that Beto O'Rourke is showing that a large majority of Americans support this ban again.
The Clinton ban was allowed to expire in 2004, by President Bush, the NRA, Trump and especially the Republicans, fear that this could become a permanent ban.
Beto O'Rourke can be unstoppable with America's support
Beto O'Rourke is running to protect the American people against terrorism, foreign and domestic. He will need to reach many to continue gaining momentum and it appears to be happening.
September 19, General Barr circulated a draft plan on Capital Hill to expand background checks for gun sales. Trump was on Fox News at the same time saying that "we are going very slowly." He wouldn't move any plan forward that would take guns from law abiding citizens. Showing America, that the NRA has a strong hold on Trump and the Republican party and that nothing will be done to protect the American people.
No one is wanting to take away handguns or standard hunting guns, it's assault weapons that are in question. Another lie and more rhetoric from Trump. Along with his comments like, "Fake News has attributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up for many years."
Donald Trump can continue to lie and spread his rhetoric, but Beto O'Rourke is making headway and stores like Walmart pulling assault weapon ammo off the shelves is showing that Americans have had enough.