"Note to Beto and the rest of the Democrats. We are on to you. We know your game. There are many hundreds of thousands of legal gun owners in these United States. We are sick to death of you trying to punish us."
Rumor has it that President Trump is going to send Beto a "thank you" card for this performance during the last debate. Why? Beto got transparent with the truth - and the truth is that Democrats DO want to take our guns away. They have been very sly and slimy in the past about what their intentions are. Actually, they lie. But leave it to Beto in a moment of weakness to spurt out that now famous line - "Damn right we are going to take your AR-15's and AK-47 away!" BTW - note the operative word in this statement - "we".
Much has been made of the AR-15. Mostly false. First, as most of us know (but not the knuckleheads on the Left), AR DOES NOT STAND for "assault rifle". It stand for ArmaLite, which was the original manufacturer of the rifle. It has been around since the late 1950's, and was made for the military. After a while, the patent was sold to Colt, but the "AR" stuck as a model designation. Today, it is sold to enthusiasts for sport and yes, some use it for hunting.
So the question begs to be asked, why in the world would anyone want to spend a thousand dollars or so, to buy a gun which has been around for decades? What is the big deal? The "big deal" is this. We can buy a semi-automatic like the AR-15, or even an AK-47 for many reasons, but one stands out more than the others. It is our right to do so. It is NOT our right to misuse one by committing mass murder. But it sure the (I will use Beto language) hell is our right to own one.
But here once again, is the nut of the nut. The heart of the matter. The one thing many on the Left have heard over and over, and refuse to believe. The Founders wanted the citizens to have the right to own firearms, so if the government became wrong, the citizens could make it right. I know that sounds very nefarious. And most Founders tried to emphasize this would be a last resort event. But the Founders wanted to ensure before the nation fell into tyranny, the citizens had the tools needed to "right" that wrong.
Every serious gun owner I know TOTALLY understands this. We can use our weapons for sport, for hunting, for self defense, or just to collect - but the main reason is the one the Founders made sure was in our Bill of Rights. Before the government can fall into tyranny, our weapons, our guns, were to "right" a wrong government.
History is replete with examples of societies which voluntarily or (not voluntarily) disarm, and then become subjugated or worse. Sometimes, the end of the story was genocide. With about 400 million firearms in America, that ain't gonna happen.
Note to Beto and the rest of the Democrats. We are on to you. We know your game. There are many hundreds of thousands of legal gun owners in these United States. We are sick to death of you trying to punish us. Punish the evil doers. We stand with you when you do that. Punishing the innocent is a non-starter.