(NewsReady.com) – In 2019, Beto O’Rourke was trying to stand out in the Democratic presidential primary when he announced a policy position: he was going to take Americans’ rifles away. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-4,” he boldly declared during a debate.
Hell yeah, we're going to take your AR-15. If it's a weapon that was designed to kill people on the battlefield, we're going to buy it back. pic.twitter.com/cCEWkG6y0X
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
Three years later, it seems he’s had a change of heart.
O’Rourke is currently running to be the next governor of Texas. The people he hopes to represent are not exactly the kind of folks who are okay with a leftist politician trying to infringe on their Second Amendment rights. During a campaign stop in Tyler on Wednesday, February 9, someone asked him about the comments he made in 2019.
The Democrat responded, “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone.” He went on to say he wants to protect the Second Amendment now, not try to erode them. Beto also accused Republican Governor Greg Abbott of turning his back on law enforcement by expanding the rights of the people and signing a bill allowing permitless carry. That remark gave O’Rourke away. It proved he still wants to limit gun rights despite what he said half a second before.
The policy change isn’t all that surprising; O’Rourke is just doing what Democrats always do: flip-flopping. The question is whether the people of the Lone Star State are going to believe him.
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