Democrat Presidential Nominee, Beto O’Rourke, shot out an unusual tweet on Saturday, where he compared the cost of an AR-15 firearm to that of insulin.
Beto said, “Insulin costs $450 a month. An AR-15 costs $395 for a lifetime. It shouldn’t be more affordable to kill than to stay alive.”
Not knowing exactly where he was going with his “meaningless” comparison, Beto’s tweet instantly backfired as a confused Twitterverse questioned his notion.
One such response came from Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who tried to give Beto some insight on the matter he was trying to lay out.
Crenshaw said, “Beto’s stunning lack of policy ideas are only outmatched by theatrical, meaningless comparisons.”
He then presented “REAL solutions to lower insulin prices” which are as follows:
* “Trump admin changing drug [regulations] to get more generic insulin to market.”
* “HR 2011: Bipartisan bill I support that makes those changes permanent.” See Below
Dan Crenshaw Responds To Beto O’Rourke
Beto’s stunning lack of policy ideas are only outmatched by theatrical, meaningless comparisons.
REAL solutions to lower insulin prices:
Trump admin changing drug regs to get more generic insulin to market.
HR 2011: Bipartisan bill I support that makes those changes permanent. https://t.co/wXm9sYwyVS
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 18, 2019
Crenshaw is referencing a bill called H.R. 2011, also known as Protecting Access to Biosimilars Act of 2019, which has both Democrat and Republican sponsors. It has yet to be voted on by the House.
You can read more on the proposed bill by CLICKING HERE.
In ending, here are some of the most highly engaged responses to Beto’s comparison of AR-15 prices with that of insulin.
Wherever they are selling AR-15 rifles for less than $400….
Let me know so I can start driving and buy enough for a small Militia! (Also known as me, my wife, and our 3 kids!)
Best price I’ve ever heard!! #2A4LIFE
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) August 18, 2019
Dog food costs $300 per 6 months. A step-ladder costs $20. It shouldn't be more expensive to wash dill pickles than to cross the street with a grandfather clock on your head.
— Daniel Lee (@RealDanLee) August 17, 2019
WHOA! With pricing like that it sounds like Robert Francis is either:
A) buying AR-15s out of the back of a truck; or
B) buying AR-15s in Mexico… also out of the back of a truck.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 18, 2019