Former Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke reiterated his commitment to “take your AR-15, your AK-47” if successful. Became governor of Texas.
At the time of one CNN’s appearance in “State of the Union.” O’Rourke was asked by host Dana Bass if he stands by his promise This was done during the democratic presidential debate In September 2019.
“I still hold this opinion,” he said in an interview on Sunday.
“Look, we’re a state with a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership. And here in Texas most of us don’t want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors use these weapons of war. So yes, I still hold this view.” Rourke said
During his failed race for the presidency, O’Rourke blamed Congress for failing to pass strict gun-control measures and said he supported the mandatory purchase of assault-style rifles used in mass shootings.
“Hey, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said in a Democratic debate in Houston, Texas. “We will not allow it to be used against our fellow Americans.”
O’Rourke said the Texans told him he was concerned about Governor Greg Abbott signing a bill in July that would allow people to carry handguns without a license.
“We don’t want extremism in our gun laws. We want to defend the Second Amendment, we want to save the lives of our fellow Texans. And I know that when we come together and stop this divisive extremism seen from Greg Abbott, we will be able to do that.” Said.