(Breitbart) – Democrat presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is suggesting credit cards are an enabling factor in mass shootings.
O’Rourke conflated the two via Twitter and followed it by pushing financial institutions to take action.
He wrote, “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.”
O’Rourke is pushing for corporate gun control even as 145 of America’s well-known companies ask Congress to take up more gun control.
On September 12, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Bain Capital, Credit Karma, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Doordash, GAP, Levi Strauss & Co., Pinterest, Reddit, Royal Caribbean, Twitter, Uber, and Yelp, and 133 other companies sent a letter to Congress asking for universal background checks and legislation allowing court orders for the confiscation of firearms.
CitiBank adopted gun control requirements for customers in March 2018.
Breitbart News reported CitiBank’s gun control policy set forth three requirements for “new retail sector clients or partners.”
(1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check,
(2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and
(3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.
Other financial institutions followed suit after CitiBank and O’Rourke is now pressing for credit card companies to do the same.
Beto O’Rourke: El Paso Shooter ‘Inspired to Kill’ by President Trump
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke used his opening comments at the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate to blame the El Paso shooting on President Donald Trump.
O’Rourke pointed to the August 3, 2019, El Paso, shooting, cited racism and pinned the propagation of racism on Trump.
O’Rourke said, “22 people were killed and dozens more, grievously injured by a man…inspired to kill by our president.”
The shooter used an AK-47 variant which he purchased legally from a gun store, where background checks are required. But O’Rourke wants to ban such guns and reminded listeners of this during his opening comments by saying, “[The attacker was] carrying a weapon he should never have been able to buy in the first place.”
O’Rourke not only wants to ban AK-47s and AR-15s, and their variants, but also wants to put in place a government-mandated buyback of the firearms. This means owners would have to hand them in to authorities.
O’Rourke expresses confidence that Americans will comply and hand over their guns, thereby removing the need for police to go door-to-door to collect them.