“On behalf of the ranchers, oil and gas, the farmers . . . I’m in your grill telling you, don’t come back. We don’t want you here.”
Earlier this month, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced his candidacy for Texas governor, and on Sunday, he doubled-down on his infamous “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” vow.
Asked by [CNN’s Dana] Bash if he stands by the pledge he made during a Democratic presidential debate in September 2019, “I still hold this view,” he said.
“Look, we are a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership. 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,” O’Rourke said.
During his failed run for the Democratic presidential nomination, O’Rourke blamed Congress for not passing stricter gun-control measures and said he supported mandatory buybacks of assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said at the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
Needless to say, this does not sit well with a great many Texans.
In fact, one angry Texan confronted Robert Francis at an appearance and told him “On behalf of the ranchers, oil and gas, the farmers . . . I’m in your grill telling you, don’t come back. We don’t want you here.” As he was being hustled away by security, he yelled, “You ain’t taking my guns, either!”
Watch the whole beautiful thing:
Based Hispanic energy “you aint taking my guns either!” “Kyle Rittenhouse!” pic.twitter.com/8M7pueHyBa
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) November 21, 2021
I’m not sure if my favorite part is when he unfurls his “Come and take it” flag or when he shouts out “Kyle Rittenhouse.”DONATE
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