Beto O’Rourke Accuses Texas State Rep of Death Threat Over O’Rourke’s AR-15 Confiscation Plan

Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is accusing Republican Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain (HD-128) of making a death threat against him over his plan to ban, “buy back” and confiscate AR-15 rifles.

ABC’s David Muir asks Beto O’Rourke about his plan to ban AR-15s.

Briscoe Cain, campaign photo.


Earlier Thursday O’Rourke tweeted, “Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15.”

Cain replied, “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.”

O’Rourke replied, “This is a death threat, Representative. Clearly, you shouldn’t own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else.”

Cain was not impressed, “You’re a child Robert Francis”

Cain also replied to a supporter who noted he was getting ratioed for defending the Second Amendment, “I get ratioed in the reg. Good summary though. Come and take it!”

O’Rourke spoke about his AR-15 and AK-47 ban at Thursday’s debate in Houston.

O’Rourke followed the debate with an appearance on MSNBC.

O’Rourke is fundraising off the proposed gun ban.

UPDATE: Twitter deleted Cain’s “My AR-15 is ready for you Robert Francis” tweet. A link was instead provided to Twitter rules and enforcement.

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