Beto’s Best Wyatt Earp Impersonation
Beto O’Rourke doesn’t have a chance at even sniffing the Democratic nomination at this point, but he appears to have a new agenda now anyways. In a recent story covering more of Beto’s ‘wild west’ approach to gun control, we think he might be doing his best Wyatt Earp impersonation. Most of us know of Beto O’Rourke, the once-hot now not Democrat out of Texas, who proposed his infamous “mandatory buyback” program of every AR-15 and AK-47 in the country. From that point forward he went from being very popular to a now afterthought as a candidate for the Presidency.
Oddly enough, however, Beto has remained to be a household name but for reasons other than his brief and sudden rise to political popularity. Now for less-popular but perhaps even more widely realized reasons, O’Rourke is a name we see with some regularity in the press, on the news, and in the headlines. Ever since his “hell yes” threat to come and take guns from rightful gun owners, his ship has taken on even more water. Despite the obviously unpopular campaign theme though, Beto isn’t abandoning ship, which may be irony because of his refusal to bail water. As his popularity and poll numbers dip, shockingly it seems his magnetism is somehow growing.
Just short of putting on his holster and cowboy hat, this Texas Democrat has taken on a bravado that makes us wonder if he isn’t doing his best Wyatt Earp impersonation. Maybe, like that lawman of folklore, Beto sees himself as the gunslinger hell-bent on peace. Starting by taking our guns.
Our aforementioned story quoted make-believe Wyatt Earp who said, “I think that a mandatory buyback can be financed with a surcharge that would be paid by gun manufacturers, those who are making the AR-15s and AK-47s and continue to sell them into our communities despite the terror that they’ve inspired and the lives that they’ve taken.”
Now imagine him sneering, hiking his britches, and dropping one hand over his holster as he unstraps his firearm and says…
“For anyone who does not [turn in their weapon] and is caught in possession or seen in possession of one of these weapons of war, one of these instruments of terror, that weapon will be taken from them and they will be fined, and if they should persist in continuing to use and to buy these weapons, then there will be other consequences in the criminal code.”
And tell ’em he’s bringing Hell with him! Yeah, it kind of feels like that doesn’t it? Other than the scene at the O.K. Corral, where the story goes, Earp went with his band of make-shift deputies to “peacefully” disarm some gun-toting thugs, because it was illegal to carry a gun. Well, all didn’t go well based on historical accounts and there are other massive and fundamental flaws to Beto’s plan.
You see, those same gun manufacturers who won’t have people to sell guns to since you’re taking them, won’t be making them. (It’s a supply and demand thing, Mr. O’Rourke). So how, exactly, are these now hurting gun manufacturer’s going to pay for your “mandatory buyback” program? Aww hell, let’s stop thinking about it and just shoot our way out of the situation. Can you see how fast the ship is taking on water now? If nothing else, the man isn’t afraid to drown, because at every event, speaking engagement, and opportunity he is touting his less-than-popular gun control plan.
Maybe he does think he’s Wyatt Earp after all because legend has it that Wyatt’s because character flaw was his pride and he wouldn’t back down. It isn’t likely that Beto will ever be seen or recorded in the history books as being as cool as Wyatt Earp, but he sure might be giving it his best Old West lawman impersonation.
Then again, maybe the analogy of the sinking ship is more appropriate because the faster it sinks the harder it is to not watch it go down. Beto O’Rourke, the once-hopeful Presidential candidate, is still an alluring figure but for all the wrong reasons.
No sir, this ain’t Wyatt Earp.