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Via TTN:

Texas gubernatorial candidate and failed presidential contender Beto O’Rourke is changing his tune on confiscating citizens’ AR-15s and other guns. O’Rourke made the thinly-veiled change of mind after polls showed him trailing behind Republican incumbent Greg Abbott.

Fox News reports:

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone,” O’Rourke saidto reporters in Tyler, Texas. “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.”

The flip appears to be driven by the polling numbers, and comes just a few months after O’Rourke full-throatedly backed a mandatory buyback for AR-15s and other so-called assault weapons.

“Most of us understand the responsibility that comes with owning a firearm, and we will vigorously protect that Second Amendment right and also protect the lives of those around us,” he told The Texas Tribune, calling them weapons designed for the battlefield. “But I think most of us also understand that we should not have military-style weapons used against our fellow Texans. We have four of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history right here in Texas that took place over the last five years.”

The Texas Democrat made headlines in 2019 after saying, “Hell yes,” he would take people’s AR-15s away if elected president while gunning for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 2018, O’Rourke claimed he “stood by” the Second Amendment. The Democrat politicians repeated flip-flopping on gun issues comes because the Lone Star State has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the U.S., and the Second Amendment voters are some of the most active in the nation.

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ICE
ICE
3 months ago

BETO O’ROURKE is like BRAIN ROT BIDEN if his lips move, and sound spews forth it is a LIE. As the old saying goes a LEOPARD does not change its spots and a TIGER does not change its stripes. So, a rabid ANTIGUNNER LIKE BETO O’ROURKE is not going to change to a PRO GUN politician either!

Last edited 3 months ago by ICE
moon
moon
3 months ago
Reply to  ICE

lets feed BOZO BETO to the crocodiles for lunch. uummm uuummmm good.

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

What is he on top this week

Helga
3 months ago

Beto is a big Liar! He saw the polls and adjusts accordingly but he can only fool the uninformed!

Howard
2 months ago
Reply to  Helga

He’s a damn liar and communist himself and a fool

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Governor? O’Rourke’s resume is too well known. According to big media, he majored in English literature and fled from a DUI but was detained by a news reporter. He burglarized a college. He was a teen computer hacker. He also stole long distance service. Worked as a manny. 

He failed as a musician. Sweats a lot. Fidgets. Skateboards. Talks to strangers while using public urinals. Uses vile language in public but doesn’t understand constitutional amendments. He’s a flip-flopping lying democrat and remains Biden’s choice to disarm America. Governor? I don’t think so.

JCE
JCE
3 months ago

This guy is absurd. He has not changed his stripes. He is an ugly left slanted impossible Democrat that will lie about everything to improve his persona. He is not a viable candidate for any position and the last person you would want in office.

Daniel Askins
Daniel Askins
3 months ago

This guy is a lying Marzist scum bag. He will flip flop to get your vote then change back if elected
or pass a bill. Do not be fooled by a anti gun
dirt bag. He isn’t a Patriot and he cares not what you think all these Marxist will say anything to get your vote or pass a bill .

Gary Von Neida
3 months ago

Communists have been known as Wolves in Sheep’s clothing. Gary

Richard
3 months ago

This guy is the last person you would want as a governor, never trust a flip flopping fence jumper.

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Beto is lying ,Beto will say anything to get elected. Do not trust Beto.

Captnguido
Captnguido
3 months ago
Reply to  Bobby

ANY democrat will say anything to get votes. I’m 70 and I’ve never once seen a democrat politician that wasn’t a liar. They tell their voters one thing to get votes and then go along with whatever their party tells them to do. Thank God that senators Sinema and Manchin have some moral character but this guy, I don’t think so!

Rick
Rick
3 months ago

How could anyone be dumb enough to vote for this fool?

Captnguido
Captnguido
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

The democrats count on dumbness when it comes to electionS. Thankfully the American public are waking up to their Marxist totalitarian ways and their absolutely dumb ideas! HAVE WE HAD ENOUGH PEOPLE? GO BRANDON!

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  Captnguido

I know that the demoncrats play the liberals knowing that they are clueless to their evil plans for our country. Somehow, the demoncrats have fooled the liberals for many years. The problem is, that they just keep watching CNN and believing the lies.

Marlene
3 months ago

Typical democrat, changes with the political winds. Never believe democrat campaign rhetoric or promises, they’re just lies.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

Why doesn’t Beto the Pendejo go live in Commie-fornia…are there too many lib-turded pendejos there, already❓

JCE
JCE
2 months ago

Beto is as two faced as any Democrat could be. It is a foregone conclusion that he will lie about everything in order to bull nose his way into politics. His donations do not come from Texas sources. He is an embarrassment to Texas.