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Beto O’Rourke Flip-Flops On AR-15s

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During the third round of Democratic presidential debates, former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke said if he is elected president the government would “take your AR-15s,” a direct reversal from his claim in 2018 that people who have purchased AR-15s should keep them.

After sharing an emotional anecdote about children who died at the hands of a mass shooter in Odessa, Texas, on Sept. 1, O’Rourke said, “H-ll, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

O’Rourke began grandstanding on gun control during his opening statement, in keeping with making the issue the center of his presidential campaign. His enthusiastic declaration that the federal government would confiscate semi-automatic weapons, however, contradicts a statement he made on “The Chad Hasty Show” in April 2018, less than a year and a half ago.

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