2019-09-13 14:45:56 UTC
If Beto ORourke could be said to have had a decent showing in Thursday nights
Democratic primary debate, its almost certainly in large part to ORourkes vow
that if elected president, hell yes he would confiscate AR-15s and other
weapons of war.
Suffice it to say, ORourkes pledge managed to trigger some of the exact people
who, based on their reactions, probably have no business owning military-grade
firearms in the first place. Take, for instance, Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain,
a self-proclaimed conservative Republican who supports limited government, less
regulation, increased transparency, the value of life, and traditional family
For Cain, valuing both life and traditional family values evidently means
threatening the life of a presidential candidate and former United States
congressman, which he did shortly after ORourkes remarks.
As ORourke noted after Cains threat, this is exactly the sort of from my cold
dead hands gun-humping hysteria that proves how insane it is that people are
allowed to own these high-powered rifles at all.
Cain, in a masterful example of what a total Texas asshole he is, responded by
calling ORourke a child.
I should also mention that according to his House bio, Cain is currently a
captain in the Texas State Guard, which I assume probably have some thoughts
about whether their officers can and should threaten violence against
presidential candidates. I have reached out to the guard for any comment on
Cains remarks and to see whether they feel his threat warrants any disciplinary
action; I will update this post if they respond.
In the meantime, however, ORourkes camp has reportedly referred Cains tweet
to the FBI.