Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke dodges twice when requested if he would 'take your AR-15' – Fox Information
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke dodged a query twice on Friday night time throughout a debate when requested if he would confiscate AR-15’s, as he has beforehand said.
The controversy came about between Texas gubernatorial candidates Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, and Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Friday night time.
Throughout the debate, the moderator aired a video clip from a 2019 Democrat presidential debate which occurred on Oct. 12.
“H–l sure we’ll take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to permit it for use in opposition to People anymore,” O’Rourke stated on Oct. 12, 2019.
Nevertheless, the moderator identified that O’Rourke informed reporters in February that he was “not taken with taking something away from anybody.”
“Are you for confiscating AR-15 fashion weapons or not?,” the moderator requested.
“After dropping 23 of my neighbors to someone armed with a weapon of struggle. After speaking to those households who may solely establish their kids in Uvalde by the footwear that they had been carrying, it is clear to me that the one place that an AR-15 or an AK-47 is smart is on a battlefield. However as governor of the state of Texas, I have to be centered on what we will get executed, elevating the minimal age of buy to 21. We are able to get that executed. Pink flag legislation. We’ll get that executed. Common background checks. We are going to get that executed. We’ll make progress and take motion the place this governor has failed,” O’Rourke stated.
The moderator requested O’Rourke once more, “sure or no, are you for confiscating AR-15 fashion weapons?”
O’Rourke once more dodged the query, and did not give a sure or no reply.
“I am for ensuring that we make progress. These households that I used to be just with from Uvalde need us to take motion. That is the frequent floor. I’ve listened to Republicans and Democrats alike on this. We are able to agree on this a lot. Elevate the age to 21, pink flag legislation and common background checks,” O’Rourke stated.