Democrat Senator Chris Coons confessed in a recent statement that radicals in his party are overplaying their hand.
The statement was prompted by Democrat candidate Beto O’Rouke’s rhetoric on gun control during the last Democratic debate.
O’Rouke made waves when he bragged: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”
That statement will probably boost his negligible chance at the Democratic nomination, but in the process, he did incomparable harm to chances of a bipartisan effort at gun control.
Gun control advocates have long claimed that confiscation isn’t the goal of their efforts. O’Rouke’s moment of unguarded arrogance blew the lid off of that lie.
Senator Coons bemoaned the fact that O’Roukes statement will be used for years against gun control policies. He’s right. American’s can’t say they haven’t been warned.
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