Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke doubled down on his controversial stance on gun control, saying Wednesday night that he was calling for the confiscation of weapons in certain circumstances.
Appeared on Cuomo Prime Time, Rourke was asked
"Yes," Rourke firmly replied, "when it comes to AR-15s and AK-47s, weapons designed for using a battlefield, a high-efficiency, high-speed round that launches weapons. When it comes to these weapons … the answer is yes. "
Former Democrat MP warned CNN anchor Chris Cuomo to does not fall for "fear-mongering" He offered to be pressed.
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At last week's debate, O Rourke was pressured by ABC's World News Tonight presenter David Murr whether he was proposing "confiscation" of weapons by legitimate gun owners. He said he specifically mentioned weapons "designed to kill people on the battlefield."
"When we saw that it was being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead by an AR-15 – he said. "And this mother watched her bleed to death for an hour because so many other people were shot dead on this AR-15 in Odessa and the Midlands. There were not enough ambulances to reach them on time."
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Then he swore: "Damn, we'll take your AR-15, your AK-47. We will not allow it to be used against our Americans anymore. "