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
During last night’s debates, he reiterated that in response to recent mass shootings, he wanted to do mandatory buybacks of AR-15s as well as other so-called weapons for the battlefield (seemingly confusing an AR-15 with a select-fire M16 or M4). This is a change from what he said last year when he denied that he wanted to disarm legal AR-15 owners. He is also taking advantage of his statement with his new campaign shirt:
Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
Buy your shirt now: https://t.co/kEJxoLvfH5pic.twitter.com/KKpAKX4IL8
While he has received a lot of praise for his vow, he also received a lot of critics, to include some from Democrats that stated his vow could cost them gun-owning moderates they need to defeat Trump in 2020. Texas Republican lawmaker Briscoe Cain responded by telling Beto his AR-15 is "ready for you," which removed by Twitter. Cain was also reported to authorities by Beto's campaign.
What do you think? Is it a good idea for Beto to promise that he will partially disarm America when he is trying to get people that voted for Donald Trump to vote for him in 2020? Or does it really matter at this point considering his current poll numbers?
'When I Am President, I Will Take Away Your Guns,' Says Man Who Will Never Be Presidenthttps://t.co/UqspeTpRW5— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) September 4, 2019
Also, while I welcome debate and rebuttals, if anybody wants to reply with “Well, Trump said (insert statement here)” in an attempt to derail the thread then you may want to consider one of the many other anti-Trump threads already open or open another one instead.