Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke dodged a query two times on Friday night time throughout a debate when requested if he would confiscate AR-15’s, as he has up to now said.
The debate came about between Texas gubernatorial applicants Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, and Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Friday night time.
During the controversy, the moderator aired a video clip from a 2019 Democrat presidential debate which came about on Oct. 12.
“H–l yes we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against Americans anymore,” O’Rourke stated on Oct. 12, 2019.
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However, the moderator identified that O’Rourke informed newshounds in February that he used to be “not interested in taking anything away from anyone.”
“Are you for confiscating AR-15 style weapons or not?,” the moderator requested.
“After losing 23 of my neighbors to somebody armed with a weapon of war. After talking to these families who could only identify their children in Uvalde by the shoes that they were wearing, it’s clear to me that the only place that an AR-15 or an AK-47 makes sense is on a battlefield. But as governor of the state of Texas, I need to be focused on what we can get done, raising the minimum age of purchase to 21. We can get that done. Red flag law. We’ll get that done. Universal background checks. We will get that done. We’ll make progress and take action where this governor has failed,” O’Rourke stated.
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The moderator requested O’Rourke once more, “yes or no, are you for confiscating AR-15 style weapons?”
O’Rourke once more dodged the query, and did not give a sure or no solution.
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“I’m for making sure that we make progress. Those families that I was just with from Uvalde want us to take action. This is the common ground. I’ve listened to Republicans and Democrats alike on this. We can agree on this much. Raise the age to 21, red flag law and universal background checks,” O’Rourke stated.