O’Rourke running for president in 2020 says ‘hell yes’ he’ll take guns from Americans
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke The governor has kept to his previous pledge to “take” the AR-15 and AK-47 away from civilians if elected.
“I still hold that view,” said former presidential candidate, whose real name is Robert Francis O’Rourke. said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
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“Look, we’re a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership,” O’Rourke said. “And here in Texas most of us don’t want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors getting shot with these weapons of war. So yes, I still hold that view.”
O’Rourke, running for president in 2020, famously said on a debate stage that “hell yes” he was going to take guns from Americans if he was elected.
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“Oh yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said in Houston, Texas. “We will no longer allow it to be used against our fellow Americans.”
In a CNN interview, O’Rourke called on Republican Governor Greg Abbott on the issue of gun control.
“We don’t want extremism in our gun laws,” O’Rourke said. “We want to protect the Second Amendment, we want to protect the lives of our fellow Texans. And I know that when we come together and stop this divisive extremism that we see right now from Greg Abbott, We’re going to be able to do that.”
vote released Abbott showed up over the weekend with a 6-point lead over O’Rourke.