Appearing on MSNBC, struggling 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke explained how and why he wants to ban assault weapons, including forcing sales to the government.
Per Yahoo, during an MSNBC interview, the former congressman and 2020 hopeful explained that while having “guns to hunt or for self-defense makes a lot of sense to us here in Texas,” a “weapon of war” is out of the question.
“And even from those Texans who own AR-15s, they’ve told me this themselves ― ’I don’t need this. I don’t need it to hunt, I don’t need it to protect myself. It was fun to use. I like taking it out to the range, but if giving this back, or cutting it to pieces, or selling it to the government helps to keep us safer, then by all means, let’s do it,’” he added.
O’Rourke said the responses came from parents concerned for the safety of their children in school amid an ongoing series of mass shootings across the country.
In an impassioned call for gun control during the Thursday debate, O’Rourke decried weapons “designed to kill people on a battlefield,” vowing to take action if elected.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47, you’re not going to be allowed to use it against your fellow Americans anymore,” he said.
Not everyone seeing Beto’s performance was convinced, however.
At the time of publication, the official MSNBC YouTube video of Beto’s appearance has more than six times the number of thumbs down as thumbs up.
The current “top comments” on the YouTube video are nearly all negative.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com