Beto says he isn't 'interested' in 'taking' guns 'from anyone,' wants to defend Second Amendment

I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone,” O’Rourke told reporters in Tyler, Texas on Tuesday, according to KLTV. “What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment.

FILE - Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign event (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

FILE – Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks during a campaign event (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) (AP)

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While running for president in 2020, O’Rourke famously promesso to take guns away from American citizens if elected president.

AUSTIN, TX - GIUGNO 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott attends a press conference where he signed Senate Bills 2 e 3 at the Capitol on June 8, 2021.

AUSTIN, TX – GIUGNO 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott attends a press conference where he signed Senate Bills 2 e 3 at the Capitol on June 8, 2021. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,the El Paso, Texas native said. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.

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Lo scorso novembre, O’Rourke stood by that remark shortly after announcing his bid for governor raccontare CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I still hold that view.

O’Rourke explained to reporters on Tuesday that his position on guns is based on his desire tolisten to law enforcement.

In questo settembre. 7, 2019 file di foto, Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. rappresentante. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas,

In questo settembre. 7, 2019 file di foto, Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. rappresentante. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, (Associated Press)

I want to make sure that we protect our fellow Texans far better than we’re doing right now,” O’Rourke said. “And that we listen to law enforcement, which Greg Abbott refused to do. He turned his back on them when he signed that permitless carry bill that endangers the lives of law enforcement in a state that’s seen more cops and sheriff’s deputies gunned down than in any other.

The Texas gubernatorial primary is scheduled to take place on March 1 where O’Rourke is expected to move on to the general election to face the state’s current Republican Gov. Greg Abbott provided he survives a primary opposition from more than half a dozen contenders, including former Texas GOP chair Allen West, a former congressman from Florida, and former state Sen. Don Huffines.

Secondo il US Concealed Carry Association, 21 states including Maine currently have permitless carry.

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