CNN Admits Gun Control Won’t Work, In A Roundabout Sort Of Way

CNN recently had presidential hopeful Francis O'Rourke on one of their shows, and in a roundabout sort of way, the host admitted that gun control doesn't work as O'Rourke clearly stumbled on his words and has no plans for making anything happen.

“You expect mass shooters to follow the law?” She asked. To which Beto replied, “our fellow Americans will follow the law. Yes.”

She gets it. The mass shooters, the people who don't follow the law by definition and have no plans of following any laws ever and have zero plans to follow any new laws. What they're planning to do, then, is disarm only law abiding citizens and hope, by default, that these sickos stop hurting people.

In fact, he kept returning to that point, he expects that his “fellow Americans” will follow the law and turn in their guns. He has no other answer, and just hopes that it will all mysteriously work itself out. You can watch the video, here:

Later on in the interview, that's not in the above video, he says that he plans to have a mandatory buyback on “assault weapons” on these “weapons of war” on these “weapons of terror.” And, he uses Australia as an example of where this has been successfully done in the past.

There are a couple problems with a “mandatory buyback” on guns. First, the government never owned them to begin with. How can we sell something “back” to the government that they never owned? In fact, I rarely ever buy used guns and have been the ONLY owner of them. They're mine.

The second problem they're going to face, is that Australia, while lovely–I'm sure, doesn't have a Second Amendment. Australia wasn't anywhere near as attached to their guns as we are here in the Land of the Free.

So, yeah I suppose some people likely will turn in their guns. Those folks who will turn in their AR-15 and AK-47 rifles will do so because they don't want to break the laws and / or, fear death.

Of course, there are also quite a few people who won't turn in their guns. And, to be honest, I suspect most of us won't turn them in. These are people like farmers, nurses, firemen, teachers, and other hard working Americans who have no intention of committing a “mass shooting” that will in turn be made into felons.

Many of them are trained veterans of different wars and peace times, and understand what the Constitution actually says … A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Those Americans who are unwilling to turn in their guns are also willing to fight for American rights so that their children don't have to feel that burden. Those Americans believe THEY ARE the militia.

At the end of the day, Beto has no real clue about what he says, nor does he know how he'll take guns from said people. Or, he has an idea and is afraid to say what it is.

All he seems to know for sure is that law abiding gun owners don't deserve the ability to protect themselves, and he's making that perfectly clear.

Beto: Give me your guns, or else.

Just a few gun owners from Kentucky:

Come and take them.

If you haven't heard yet, the above video was from a machine gun shoot in Kentucky three years ago that ABC news tried to pass off as a slaughter in Syria.

Leave your thoughts on this clown in the comments section below.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Steven on October 17, 2019 at 10:45 am

    A clown for this guy is too lenient maybe idiot is more deserving!!

    • Curt Corson on October 23, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      The guy’s an imbecile.

  2. Greg on October 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    This guy is a moron and a criminal by the way. It actually baffles me as to why the media and/or anyone else are even paying attention to him. I’ll pass on his “proposals” and continue to enjoy and treasure that my right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon.

  3. Walt on October 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The entire UK has a massive home invasion problem.

  4. William Boltz on October 23, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Beto will never win this fight. He is aware of his absolutely ridiculous stand, but is too vain to admit it. He loves the spotlight and the media loves a shining mark. He will be swept up into the dustbin of history after the 2020 election.

  5. Janice Hamming on October 23, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    My thoughts as well, God help this Country if Beto were to be elected. He has serious dictator tendencies.

    • J Gibbons on October 24, 2019 at 4:27 am

      As does the whole Democrat field.

  6. John on October 23, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Beto the bugger doesn’t understand The CONSTITUTION is the law that we follow, not the rule of tyranny where, by whim, words are written on paper that say you have not right to defend yourself.
    The French revolution came about because the Lords and Ladies didn’t care about the ‘peasants’ and they lost their heads over it.
    The Senate and the House democrats haven’t cared about the people they are supposed to be representing. This ‘do nothing’ Congress are fomenting serious problems for themselves as well as for the country, just like Louis and the L & L did. It’s called Karma.

  7. Michael Gregory on October 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Beto is a moron who will NEVER be president. Perhaps he can run in the Kentucky Derby as a horse’s ass?

  8. glock19fan on October 23, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    In addition, regardless of the subject matter, simple possession should NEVER be a crime. Criminalizind possession invites the use of “planted” and/or “fabricated” evidence; something that ***Los Federales*** are notorious for.

  9. Yogi on October 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    So does Beto have any guns and or armed guards?

  10. Peter on October 23, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I think the Dems push forward these dolts in order confuse the issues and make everyone “fearful”. Can you even IMAGINE the lunacy of this idiot in the White House??? C’mon!

  11. Bill Schoettler on October 23, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Okay, I understand about some confiscatory law, even if adequate compensation is provided. The real problem is that yes, we are basically law-abiding citizens. So, suppose someone decides not to turn in his/her gun. Let’s make it a shotgun, not an assault rifle or a pistol, simply a shotgun…for hunting. And he doesn’t turn it in. When will he ever use it? Sure, he uses it for self-defense but the odds are he’ll never need it for self-defense,. And he can’t go hunting, there would be no “gun” seasons. And he can’t shoot skeet ’cause there’ll be no skeet ranges. So what’s he going to do, paint it pink and hang it on the wall? That is the real issue that all gun owners will face. I agree, I don’t like it at all.

  12. Timothy Toroian on October 23, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Your “fellow Americans”, actually OUR fellow American will follow the Constitution AND the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which if you are able, should READ!!!

  13. Roger on October 23, 2019 at 7:40 pm


  14. JoeUSooner on October 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    This waste-of-human-skin (to whom “shall not be infringed” are 4 words that are completely beyond his comprehension – completely outside his vocabulary) is WAY too damnably stupid to hold any position of leadership – social, political, religious or societal.

  15. Ronald Lowe on October 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I was a member of the United States Army for 12 years… I re-enlisted three times and swore the same oath each time… I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies both foreign and domestic…

    I did not swear to support and defend the Constitution minus any Amendment… are we still living in a democracy?… how can they say the things that they are threatening, and not be charged with treason!?!

  16. Thomas F Malcom on October 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I wish I could share this on Facebook.

  17. TheLoadedGun on October 24, 2019 at 2:37 am

    The idiots on the left, such as Beto, are so full if SH!T. They love to say “40,000 deaths per year” due to “gun violence”. But what they never say, is the truth, that that out of those 40,000 deaths, about 24,000 are from suicide. According to the FBI, the murder rates in 2018 for rifles, ALL rifles, including “assault rifles”, was 297, which is actually significantly lower than the prior year. By comparison, the murder rate for knives was 1,515, and the murder rate for hands/fists was 672. Why don’t you try banning hands and fists BETO, you will save more lives that way!

  18. Bob Johnson on October 24, 2019 at 3:07 am

    This guy is truly one sick puppy. The only endearing thing about him is that at least he admits the democrats true agenda. Anyone that supports him is either sick, or a communist, or a combination of both.

  19. Shayne on October 24, 2019 at 3:26 am

    I can’t sit here watching this and call him an idiot with a straight face! Gun turn-ins will work because we’ve seen it happen other countries??? Really??! Those other countries don’t have our Constitution… Our citizens will follow an very unConstitutional law that’s against one of the most important tenets of our being?? Ha!

  20. Retired Marine on October 24, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Old Flipper has zero understanding of the 2nd amendment, of which he is violating by attempting to disarm the citizenry. Perhaps he should actually read something of WHY the brilliant amendment was written instead of getting his “panties” in a bind” with feelings. Go to Russia, China, OR NOKO, live the life you desire there, but just take your communist self away from the USA.

  21. Mick Burton on October 24, 2019 at 9:14 am

    In agreement with all the statements above, I have to say to Beto – Will your “fellow Americans” follow the “turn-in” law the same way they follow the DRUG LAWS and DRINKING AND DRIVING LAWS. Only the law abiding Americans follow the law, and many of them speed 🙂 on our roads. Many more text and drive, even with their little kids in their vehicle.

    Bottom line – BAD PEOPLE will always find a way to kill innocents, and if all the GOOD PEOPLE turn in their guns it will just make their ability to do so easier.

    Beto is just another idiot in which our mainstream media is giving way too much free press.

  22. Terry Gay on October 26, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I live in the same city as Robert O’Rourke and when he served as one of the El Paso City representatives, he voted to overturn a public referendum. That is a felony under the Texas Constitution. A local church group that forced the referendum – giving unmarried homosexual city workers’ mates full survivor rights as married heterosexuals, watched as their winning effort was illegally overturned.

    O’Rourke’s disdain for our Second Amendment started when he and the other seven representatives found a Clinton appointed judge that ruled what they did was not unconstitutional even though it is under Texas law. The church group did not have the money to appeal to a federal appeals court so their illegal action and the judges illegal ruling was not challenged. So now this communist thinks he can take away our gun by fiat? I have thirty reasons why he won’t succeed.

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