Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke refused to answer a query throughout Friday evening’s debate about if he plans to confiscate AR-15s if he wins the gubernatorial election.
The moderator of the controversy had questioned O’Rourke about how he has given conflicting solutions about that previously.
When O’Rourke was working for president in 2019, he infamously stated “Hell sure, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to permit it for use towards Individuals anymore.”
Nonetheless, in February 2022, whereas working for governor, he stated that he’s “not eager about taking something from anybody.”
The moderator requested him which place was true.
O’Rourke danced across the query and stated that he needs to boost the authorized age from 18 to 21 when shopping for an extended gun, institute pink flag legal guidelines, and go common background checks.
“After shedding 23 of my neighbors to any person armed with a weapon of warfare. After speaking to those households who might solely determine their youngsters in Uvalde by the footwear that they had been sporting, it’s clear to me that the one place that an AR-15 or an AK-47 is smart is on a battlefield. However as governor of the state of Texas, I should be centered on what we will get accomplished, elevating the minimal age of buy to 21. We are able to get that accomplished. Crimson flag legislation. We’ll get that accomplished. Common background checks. We are going to get that accomplished. We’ll make progress and take motion the place this governor has failed,” O’Rourke stated.
The moderator requested once more, “Simply to be clear, sure or no, are you for confiscating AR-15-style weapons?”
O’Rourke nonetheless didn’t reply.
“I’m for ensuring that we make progress. These households that I used to be simply with from Uvalde need us to take motion. That is the frequent floor. I’ve listened to Republicans and Democrats alike on this. We are able to agree on this a lot. Increase the age to 21, pink flag legislation and common background checks,” O’Rourke stated.