Democrats and media members have pledged for years some version of "nobody wants to take your guns away" when gun control laws come up for debate.
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), in a reversal of a position he held last year, has called for mandatory buybacks of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 and AK-47.
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If there was any confusion about whether that equaled confiscation, he said, to roars at Thursday night's Democratic primary debate in Texas, "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
Going back to 2012, the Free Beacon found clips of numerous left-leaning figures who promised that such a position wasn't part of any gun control platform.
Politicians like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D.), California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.), former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D.), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), and Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.), journalists like Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Erica Hill, and Ali Velshi, and celebrities like Katy Perry and Sarah Silverman all made similar assertions that if you liked your gun, you could keep your gun.
Shockingly, that's turned out to be wishful thinking.