Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks at a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

 

 

Beto O’Rourke seems absolutely determined to make sure no one votes for him in the 2020 election.

I can’t tell if he keeps one-upping himself with every stunningly ridiculous move, or if they’re all equally striking and I just can’t used to the extreme level of goofiness.

Continuing his spree, on Thursday, the anti-privileged-millionaire privileged millionaire — who, at last look, was in the lower single digits of nominee likelihood — called on banks to stop mass shootings by ending the issuance of credit cards.

–At least those that can be used for any purchases from manufacturers of guns or ammo:

“Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade—and with Washington unwilling to act, they need to cut off the sales of weapons of war today.”

As posted by ABC presidential campaign reporter Jeffrey Cook:

NEW: Beto O’Rourke has returned to Texas for tonight’s debate doubling down on gun control. Now calling for banks and credit card companies to refuse service to:

  • assault weapon sales
  • sales w/o background checks
  • gun/ammo manufacurturers who producing assault weapons

It seems it would be preferable to know things before he speaks about them, but to each his own.

There is, of course — for all intents and purposes — no such thing as commercially available “weapons of war.” That’s a nonsense term used to fill incendiary syllables like a similar substance invading a diaper. For much more on that, please read my article here.

As for gun shows and background checks, here’s The Federalist from 2015:

In reality, the so-called “gun show loophole” is a myth. It does not exist. There is no loophole in federal law that specifically exempts gun show transactions from any other laws normally applied to gun sales. Not one.

If you purchase a firearm from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) regardless of the location of the transaction — a gun store, a gun show, a gun dealer’s car trunk, etc. — that FFL must confirm that you are legally allowed to purchase that gun. That means the FFL must either run a background check on you via the federal NICS database, or confirm that you have passed a background check by examining your state-issued concealed carry permit or your government-issued purchase permit. There are zero exceptions to this federal requirement.

But Beto’s leading the revolution:

Speaking to ABC News, the regular-ol’-guy burger-flipper and Irish-Spring-clean tire-changer believes banks can lead us to safety if Congress won’t:

“If this Congress and this president won’t act, the least the financial industry could do is stop profiting off of sales of these weapons. If enough of us speak out, they’ll consider it.”

Hey — I have an idea: How about we instead create a petition to force banks to just tell all card-holding murderers they’re not allowed to use their plastic in the commission of mass slaughter? If the Dems are right, and if vicious massacre-makers obey laws, then surely they’ll acquiesce to a request, too.

Nothing says “deterrent” like “policy.”

Problem solved. Because, as we all — including Beto — know, mentally ill, violent, sadistic psychopaths absolutely never deal in cash.

America, now you’re safe.

You’re welcome.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, and here.

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