He didn’t used an “F-bomb” — however Beto O’Rourke was emphatic about taking away folks’s assault rifles throughout Thursday night time’s Democratic debate.
“Hell, sure, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” the previous Texas congressman vowed from the controversy stage in Houston, Texas.
The White Home hopeful has been outspoken about stricter gun-control measures, particularly within the wake of final month’s mass taking pictures at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso the place 22 folks have been killed.
Throughout an interview on CNN earlier this month he declared: “Sure, that is f–ed up,” when requested about widespread gun violence within the nation.
He’s beforehand blamed Congress for failing to move significant gun legal guidelines.
If elected, O’Rourke on Thursday confirmed that he’d be for a compulsory buyback of weapons just like the AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, which have been utilized in lots of the current mass shootings.
“If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill folks on a battlefield, if the high-impact, high-velocity spherical when it hits your physique shreds every little thing within your physique as a result of it was designed to do this, so that you’d bleed to loss of life on a battlefield not be capable of stand up and kill one in all our troopers,” O’Rourke stated. “After we see that getting used towards kids… hell, sure, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”