It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
My selection for this week is the former Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas and current presidential hopeful, Beto O’Rourke.At the Democratic debate this past Thursday night, when asked, “Are you proposing taking away their guns, and how would this work?”
“I am. If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield — if the high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body, because it was designed to do that.”
When asked the following day if he really would ban these weapons, O’Rourke reiterated his support for a mandatory gun-buyback program of assault-style rifles on Thursday and said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
Now before you all pillory me for being anti-American and opposed to the Second Amendment, let me make one thing clear. I am not opposed to people owning and keeping guns. When it comes to sport hunting and for protecting one’s home and possessions, owning a shotgun or a hunting rifle or a handgun is okay by me.
But I am opposed to permitting everyday citizens to possess, as O’Rourke called them, weapons designed to kill people on a battlefield. That is military style, semiautomatic, high capacity assault rifles.
There is only one purpose for such weapons and that is to inflict as much carnage as possible in the shortest amount of time. And I see no reason that our citizenry should be permitted to be armed with such weapons. It’s overkill, pun intended.
So, yes, Beto O’Rourke won the week for having the balls to say out loud what the majority of Americans think. Get those killing machines off of our streets so that kids will feel safe at school again. So that people can go to malls, to movies, and to their houses of worship and not worry that some nut job legally armed to the teeth will walk through the door and start firing away.
And now it’s your turn, folks. Who do you think won the week?