William K. Black
September 15, 2019 Kansas City, MO
A craven group of Democrats is furious with Beto O’Rourke for calling for the mandatory sale of assault rifles to the United States. Reuters’ headline says it all: “O’Rourke’s ‘hell yes’ vow to take away rifles worries U.S. lawmakers pushing for gun limits.” Seriously? Democratic lawmakers (who have adopted no meaningful federal law in response to tens of thousands of gun deaths and maiming) are upset because a prominent Democrat proposed a law to get military-style assault rifles out of civilian life. Granted, the Republicans have patented their right to be the party of stupid, but Democrats should not compete by becoming the party of less stupid, but equally cowardly.