By Lexy  |  09-16-2018   News
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Beto O'Rourke says that AR-15s do not belong on U.S. streets or in schools.

“I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense,” O’Rourke said in an interview <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/video/beto-orourke-congressman-texas-senate-race-daca-gun-debate/"> with CBS News </a>

“I don’t know that we should raise the age for buying an AR-15. I just don't think we should be selling AR-15s in this country,” O’Rourke said in an interview with CBS News. “That weapon was designed for one purpose and one purpose only — to kill people as effectively and efficiently as possible on the battlefield. It has no place in our streets, in our schools, in our concerts, in our movie theaters.”

“Arming our teachers is not the answer to stopping the repeated occurrence of school shootings that disproportionately happen in our country, in our classrooms, to our kids," O'Rourke said in a statement, adding that Texas "should be leading the way" to push for gun control measures.

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(The relevant part starts at the 26:30 mark.)

“There is no reason an AR-15, a weapon of war designed for the sole purpose of taking lives as effectively and as efficiently and [in] as great a number as possible should be sold to civilians to be used in our schools, in our churches, in our concerts, in public life in this country,” O’Rourke said. “I have no idea how that polls, and I could give a shit what the NRA thinks about it because it’s the right thing to do.”

Texans love their guns and their Second Amendment. By <a href="http://concealednation.org/2016/01/how-many-guns-does-your-state-have-a-look-at-the-numbers-plus-comparisons-to-other-countries/"> one estimate </a>, there are about 22 million privately owned firearms here in Texas. Running for Congress with a platform of taking away the 2nd Amendment isn’t a wise move in Texas.

Let’s not forget that O’Rourke has a <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/35765-Beto-O-Rourke-arrested-in-the-1990s-for-burglary-and-DWI/"> criminal history </a>. Perhaps he can’t pass a background check and that is why the 2nd Amendment isn’t important to him? I don’t know if that’s the case but worth looking into.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There’s no state like Texas when it comes to supporting our active duty military and the 1.7 million veterans we have in the Lone Star State. We love our veterans. We cherish them. And I&#39;m proud to fight for them in the United States Senate. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TXSen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TXSen</a></p>&mdash; Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) <a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1040671134621024258?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I choose <a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tedcruz</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TXSen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TXSen</a> because unlike <a href="https://twitter.com/BetoORourke?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@betoorourke</a>, I think refusing to stand for the national anthem is disrespectful to those who have sacrificed so much for America. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChooseCruz?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChooseCruz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IStand?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IStand</a></p>&mdash; Team Cruz (@TeamTedCruz) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamTedCruz/status/1039919700241797120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: If <a href="https://twitter.com/BetoORourke?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BetoORourke</a>’s own El Paso constituents couldn’t trust him then, why would the rest of Texas trust him now? I choose <a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tedcruz</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TXSen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TXSen</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChooseCruz?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChooseCruz</a></p>&mdash; Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) <a href="https://twitter.com/glennbeck/status/1039824490077859840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CruzCrew?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CruzCrew</a>: We need YOUR help to turn out every single Republican in the state of Texas to vote. Learn how we&#39;re going to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KeepTexasRed?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KeepTexasRed</a> –&gt; <a href="https://t.co/bsmKlAvILj">https://t.co/bsmKlAvILj</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TXSen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TXSen</a></p>&mdash; Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) <a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1039269240757530624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Get out and vote. Our rights depend on it!

Related Sources:

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/video/rep-beto-orourke-ar15-assault-weapons/; https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/03/daniel-zimmerman/texas-senate-candidate-beto-orourke-ban-ar-15-rifles/

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16 Comment/s


Anonymous No. 37225 1537115555

Come and take them.

Jo No. 37226 1537116453

I say we just ban Beto instead.

Bob No. 37227 1537116569

Good article. I think you nailed it , Lexy.

DeplorableRN No. 37228 1537116695

Banning AR15s will not stop school shootings, but metal detectors and armed guards would.

Bruce No. 37229 1537116939

Sick of idiot libs like the thug O'Rourke.

DA No. 37230 1537117335

If we lay down now… They win!

This November is more about TRUMP than ANY one candidate running. If you came out November 2016…you better COME OUT AGAIN THIS NOVEMBER 6th!

Not2far2right No. 37231 1537120244

Great article Lexy. Sure expect Texas to vote to keep their 2A rights by voting Cruz back in.

Lying Ted No. 37239 1537135039

From the mouth of Trump himself: "Lying Ted."

Anonymous No. 37251 1537140031

BETO O'ROURKE… YOU CAN STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE!!!

Mona No. 37253 1537140354

Sorry, tried to watch the video but I keep seeing John Kerry-they sound alike-but gotta admit LOVE Ted Cruz, so don’t understand why any Texan would want to mess with that-they got the best now❤️

Bruce Waye No. 37270 1537152160

the globalists fostering the invasions are hostile to While Conservatives and Christians, we should arm ourselves to meet this invasion with a strong defensive, collective defense.

Bruce Wayne No. 37271 1537152569

typical socialist…bring in our enemies while you disarm the citizens…………

Anthony Fezio No. 37332 1537230357

FRANCIS-O does not understand that he is betraying his oath to our Constitution by denying sufficient arms to protect ourselves from an oppressive Government…LIKE HIM!

João Bertoncini No. 37416 1537349181

Wait, are AR-15 even legal for civilians?

I mean, he is promising to ban ilegal weapons that no honest person have and criminals should have confiscated and then arresed already?

Anonymous No. 37533 1537480682

That is one way to ask people not to vote for you.

Cane No. 37240 1537548153
well that seals it for Mr. Cruz!!
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