Texans gun owners will have to hand over their guns if Beto O’Rourke gets elected…

Back in February, the failed senatorial and presidential contender said that he has “no interest in taking” assault weapons from gun owners.

Here’s what he said back in February in Tyler, Texas:

“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.”

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke appears to have flip-flopped – again – on confiscating AR-15s, as polls show him trailing behind Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

This time he is riding the mass shooting incidents as part of his political agenda, on Tuesday, O’Rourke endorsed the forcible confiscation of semiautomatic rifles in a Dallas town hall event,

Here’s what he said, “I don’t think the people who have them right now in civilian use should be able to keep them.” 

Notably, this is the 3rd time O’Rourke has flip-flopped on gun confiscation, famously backing a proposal some identified as the most tyrannical gun control policy ever as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

In a September 2019 Democratic debate, O’Rouke enthusiastically exclaimed that the federal government would confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s.

Watch it here: Bloomberg/Youtube

Last week, O’Rourke changed his campaign platform on his website. The campaign edited out a reference that called for simply reducing the number of AR-15-style weapons in circulation, Fox reported. On the website under “gun safety,” O’Rourke states that “I don’t believe any civilian should own an AR-15 or AK-47.”

Western Journal gives us more details of this report:

A platform of mandatory gun confiscation is a bold proposal in Texas, a conservative-leaning state where citizens overwhelmingly support the Second Amendment.

O’Rourke interrupted a press conference on the state’s response to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde last week.

O’Rourke is a former congressman and a former member of the city council in El Paso. His gubernatorial campaign is his second attempt at statewide office in Texas, after losing a bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.

American civilian gun owners possess as many as 20 million AR-15-style rifles, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

A Texas gun confiscation, or “mandatory buybacks” as O’Rourke has described his program during his 2019 presidential bid, would entail seizing millions of guns from residents of the state.

It would require extensive cooperation from law enforcement personnel in local and state agencies, many of whom might disagree with a policy of confiscating guns.

Sources: WesternJournal, Fox News

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