Beto O’Rourke vows to stand firm on gun confiscation pledge for Texans

Former congressman and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D), now a Texas gubernatorial candidate, apparently hasn’t given up on his anti-constitutional idea of confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens of his state.

According to Fox News, during a weekend interview on CNN’s State of the Union, O’Rourke affirmed his desire to confiscate legally-owned, AR-style rifles from Texans, should he win the governor’s mansion. 

In a state where Second Amendment rights often trump political leanings, such a message will undoubtedly put his dream of becoming the Texas governor even further out of reach, as Texans will likely overwhelmingly reject such a blatant violation of this nation’s founding document.

“Weapons of war”

Turning to a classic Democratic talking point concerning AR-style rifles, O’Rourke insisted that while he knows gun ownership in his state is an important and protected concept, he doesn’t feel like Texas should be able to own “weapons of war.”

“Look, we are a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership,” O’Rourke said. “And most of us here in Texas do not want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors shot up with these weapons of war. So yes, I still hold this view.”

He then attacked the state’s current leader, Gov. Greg Abbott (R), on the issue of gun control, ironically stating that he doesn’t want to see “extremism” in Texas’ gun laws.

“We want to protect the Second Amendment, we want to protect the lives of our fellow Texans. And I know that when we come together and stop this divisive extremism that we see from Greg Abbott right now, we’re going to be able to do that,” O’Rourke added, hilariously.

Unfortunately, the CNN anchor didn’t stop him and inform the candidate that what he’s suggesting is the exact opposite of protecting the Second Amendment, but those are minor details.

“Hell yes”

O’Rourke infamously pledged to snatch the rifles out of the hands of law-abiding citizens during his humiliating 2020 presidential run.

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” ​O’Rourke said at the time. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”​

While Texas has increasingly become a lighter red state given the mass influx of liberals from California who have taken up residence in some of Texas’ radically progressive cities such as Austin and Houston, at least at this point, according to the polls, O’Rourke has a long way to go as far as his hopes of ousting Gov. Abbott.

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