Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke on Wednesday snapped at a man at a town hall event in Mineral Wells.
Beto was talking about the Uvalde school shooting and arguing why AR-15s should be banned when he snapped at an Abbott supporter.
“I’m gonna make sure that now, 11 weeks since we lost 19 kids and their two teachers, shot to death with a weapon originally designed for use in combat, legally purchased by an 18-year-old… a weapon that was originally designed for use on the battlefields in Vietnam to penetrate an enemy soldier’s helmet at 500 feet and knock him down dead,” Beto said.
“It may be funny to you motherf*cker, but it is not funny to me,” Beto said to an Abbott supporter.
“It may be funny to you motherf—er, but it’s not funny to me”: Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke snapped at a man during a town hall on Wednesday who started laughing as O’Rourke discussed the gun used in the deadly Uvalde mass shooting. pic.twitter.com/sHCXh2mIpW
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Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called for Communist-style gun confiscation during a recent town hall in San Angelo.
“And I just took the position that may not be politically popular or maybe too honest that only should no one be able to purchase an AR-15 or an AK-47, because they’re designed to kill humans and that high-impact, high-velocity round will just tear up everything inside you. You’ll bleed out before we can get you back to life,” Beto said on May 21 at a town hall with veterans.
“But I don’t think that the people who have them right now in civilian use should be able to keep them,” he added.
This isn’t the first time Beto has threatened gun confiscation.
In 2019, Beto said during a Democrat debate, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15.”