Former Texas Congressman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Robert Francis O'Rourke, better known as "Beto," got a lot of attention at the third Democratic debate in Houston last night after openly calling for the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms.
Hell yeah, we're going to take your AR-15. If it's a weapon that was designed to kill people on the battlefield, we're going to buy it back. pic.twitter.com/cCEWkG6y0X— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
He's also fundraising off the position and selling t-shirts.
But it was just one year ago when the candidate, who was running against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, encouraged Texans to keep their AR-15's and use them lawfully.
Last night proved Beto would do anything to get ahead. He promised confiscation of commonly-owned rifles – leaving law-abiding Americans defenseless.— NRA (@NRA) September 13, 2019
Beto is so desperate he‘s fundraising by selling t-shirts with his confiscation promise on it – DISGUSTING.
Beto will fail. pic.twitter.com/a3GyQYisaa
O'Rourke, along with other Democrats on the stage, wants to confiscate firearms legally owned and purchased by millions of Americans. There is no such thing as a government "buyback." Americans do not buy their guns from the government, the government never owned them, but Democrats running to be the most powerful person in the world want to illegally confiscate them.
As a reminder, O'Rourke was once arrested for burglary. It's no wonder he doesn't want Americans to be armed against criminals.