Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he stood behind his pledge to take away “weapons of war” from American citizens.
Anchor Dana Bash said, “It was gun control, in particular, was your number one issue in your presidential campaign. I want to play something you said on the debate stage in 2019 shortly after a mass shooting in your hometown of El Paso.”
During a Democratic primary presidential debate, O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15 and AK-47 and not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.”
Bash asked, “Is that what you would still do as governor of Texas?”
O’Rourke said, “Look, we are a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership, and most of us here in Texas do not want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors shot up with these weapons of war. So yes, I still hold this view, but I also have been listening to my fellow Texans who are concerned about this idea of permit-less carry that Greg Abbott has signed into law, which allows any Texan to carry a loaded firearm, despite the pleadings of police chiefs and law enforcement from across the state who said it would make their jobs more dangerous and make it harder for them to protect those that they were sworn to serve in their communities. So we don’t want extremism in our gun laws. We want to protect the Second Amendment. We want to protect the lives of our fellow Texans. When we come together and stop this divisive extremism that we see from Greg Abbott right now, we’re going to be able to do that.”
He added, “We should not allow our fellow Americans to own and use weapons that were originally designed for battlefield use that AR-15, that AK-47 has one single solitary purpose and that is killing people as effectively, as efficiently and great a number in as little time as possible.”
11 thoughts on “Beto O’Rourke Doubles Down on Gun Pledge — ‘Should Not Allow’ Americans to Own Weapons of War”
If this idiot doesn’t like the country he’s living in
Maybe someone should buy him a 1 way ticket to North Korea
Did anyone tell him
He doesn’t have to own anything
But he also doesn’t get to tell the rest of us what to own
“Maybe someone should buy him a 1 way ticket to North Korea”
Let’s save some money. There are currently a lot of empty shipping containers going back to China, Asia, and parts unknown.
Politicians do not get to decide what the Bill of Rights says
The Bawls these Fckers think they have
I wouldn’t let this loser pick up my garbage
No matter where he goes in the US he should be shamed out of any office
If he can’t support our BoR than he shouldn’t be representing anything or anyone , I think we need to start vetting these types better and have them removed from any source of government positions
If you can’t come out and declare the BoR than no soup for you
As for me.
I’m tired of hearing about this spindly armed twit, and whatever it is that causes his flap to spew crap.
I’d love to see a woman grab him by the shirt and slap the living stupid from his empty noggin.
Throw his arse to our Trenchers gals. He’ll be taught how to be a proper once, twice, three times the lady he is. Lil biotch!
So glad you believe in us. 🙂
I know that’s right!
Brings a picture of satisfaction to my mind.
Our Right to Self Defense was just put on trial in this country
Let that sink in
It’s time to start hanging the ones that want us dead
Perhaps he misses fact muskets were “weapons of war” in the 1700’s
Sad. If he wins in Texas no one can deny its a rigged election.
What War? What Weapons? Personally, I think he has realized that they Will be used on him. And all other chickenshit Zionist/Jewish sycophants like him.
Where did the $2 million he recently received in political donations come from? Supposedly in one day. I smell Jooooo Poontang.
Trace it back to the name and addresses of people who created the money from nothing. And publish it everywhere for everyone to see.