After Thursday’s Democratic debate, a Texas lawmaker’s response to Beto O’Rourke’s unconstitutional gun-grab plan resulted in accusations of death threats and social media shaming.  It was the most exciting – and disappointing – part of the whole, long debate. 

The new Democratic platform is far left on every issue, though they try to hide it.  For example, the Democrats have insisted they have no intention of taking away our guns.  Former Vice President Joe Biden recently promised as much. “There’s no constitutional authority to issue that executive order when they say ‘I’m going to eliminate assault weapons,’ because, ‘you can’t do it by executive order any more than Trump can do things when he says he can do it by executive order.’”

During the debate, however, one candidate went off message and accidentally revealed the truth. O’Rourke, who has made gun-control a main platform for his campaign, had previously said he believed gun owners would voluntarily give their weapons to police officers. 

He apparently has never met a gun owner. 

But during the debate, he suddenly changed course.  “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he boasted. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.