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Beto O’Rourke Flips On Gun Rights Again, Now Supports Confiscating AR-15s

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Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a Democrat candidate for Texas governor, has changed positions again on gun rights, saying on the campaign trail that Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s should not “be able to keep them.”

O’Rourke made the comments while speaking to veterans during a town hall in San Angelo.

“My kids are my conscience. And I may win or lose this race, but I’m always going to have to face them and answer for what I’ve done or failed to do when I had the chance to do something,” he said. “And I just took the position that may not be politically popular or maybe too honest that not only should no one be able to purchase an AR-15 or an AK-47, because they’re designed to kill humans and that high-impact, high-velocity round will just tear up everything inside you. You’ll bleed out before we can get you back to life.”

“But I don’t think that the people who have them right now in civilian use should be able to keep them,” he added.

O’Rourke’s comments come just a few months after he said he was “not interested in taking anything from anyone” after being asked about his failed 2020 presidential campaign during which he repeatedly stated his intention to confiscate AR-15s from Americans.

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment. I want to make sure that we protect our fellow Texans far better than we’re doing right now,” O’Rourke said in November 2021, early in his campaign for governor of Texas.

Last week, O’Rourke interrupted a press conference being held by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and had to be escorted out by law enforcement as Abbott mourned the deaths of 19 children and 2 teachers who were killed by a school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, the day before.

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  1. Marc

    June 1, 2022 at 11:41 am

    So to quote O’Rourke . . . “My kids are my conscience. And I may win or lose this race, but I’m always going to have to face them and answer for what I’ve done or failed to do when I had the chance to do something,” . . .

    Well then you’re going to have to tell them that you supported taking the responsible law abiding citizens right to protect themselves and others away from them by taking their firearms and leaving the kids as sitting ducks for the sick criminals who WILL NEVER abide by ANY gun ban you support. Remember these cops had stand-down orders that let this maniac have free reign for an hour in that classroom. An armed and trained teacher or two could have ended it.

    So let me be the first to thank you for letting America know that you support the murder of innocent defenseless children because you support leaving the field wide open for the criminals to kill at will with no chance of being stopped by a GOOD GUY or GAL with a firearm. What a doofus!

  2. 501st

    June 1, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Beto is a felon and has to be the dumbest politician I have ever seen

  3. James Calhoun

    June 2, 2022 at 7:58 am

    All guns have one of two purposes, to either hunt or to kill humans. Anyone who enters political office takes an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Any deviation from that oath should be grounds for impeachment.

  4. Christine Delman

    June 2, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    That scrawny little turd Beto should never try to go up against real men! How disgusting that he would try to turn, in essence, a memorial of sorts, into a political debate! He is the scum of the Earth, typical democRAT!!! He lost in 2020 he’ll lose again this time!! Texan’s don’t stand for his type of crap!

  5. Gunnerdad

    June 2, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Beto is a liar and changes his tune to fit the moment or anything he thinks will help him get elected. I hope Texans have more brains then he thinks they have.

  6. cat titone

    June 3, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    hmm.
    this is what “THEY” do.
    all evil at it’s best.
    thank you.

  7. cat

    June 3, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    wow.
    beto is such a joke. lol

    • cat titone

      June 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      wow.
      guess beto has a good sense of humor.lol.

  8. René Oliver Kretzschmar

    June 4, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Terror’s in all Isn’t okay and Not This what we Need we have much More to become then Problems God Blessed us Ways Amen Amin and Hopefully for African Pease Plans.
    Kind Regards

  9. Ramon

    June 4, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Beto O’rourke is a socialist extremist. His real stance is to eradicate the 2 nd amendment. Just as Biden wants to disarm and strip the right to bear arms.

  10. Mowerdoctor

    June 4, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Bigtoe O,Rourke is a looser

  11. joyce

    June 5, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Go home & keep trying to lactate! smh

  12. Mary Kurowsk

    June 6, 2022 at 6:46 am

    Beto is a nauseating politician all he wants is power over the people. He’s a disgusting human being. He doesn’t protect America. All he cares about is his own political gain. He’s quite sickening.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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