While speaking at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas this weekend, Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., said American civilians should not be permitted to buy an AR-15 rifle, Conservative Review reported. His comments about the NRA and the Second Amendment, however, prompted a stinging rebuke from Cruz.
According to Conservative Review (edited for graphic language):
He claims this freedom from PAC influence allows him to say things like “I could give a s**t what the NRA thinks” about the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
Cruz responded: “Wow. Hard-left Dem O’Rourke calls for nationwide gun ban. Has, shall we say, strong language for those of us who value the Second Amendment.”
Wow. Hard-left Dem O’Rourke calls for nationwide gun ban. Has, shall we say, strong language for those of us who value the Second Amendment. https://t.co/1LXC7xViXD
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 13, 2018
Response was pretty much what one might expect:
Is this the guy that wants to be elected in Texas?
— jeffswarens (@jeffswarens) March 13, 2018
— Kira Argounova (Strassel-GOP & #MilitantNormal) (@Kira_Media) March 14, 2018
Beta’s internal polling must show a blue trickle. Announcing that position before Election Day isn’t how Dems do it.
— Aware & Uncompliant (@RoadbikeRon) March 13, 2018
Cruz haters, naturally, showed up in droves spouting all the usual bumper-sticker slogans attacking the Texas Republican, who received twice the number of votes in his primary than O’Rourke received in his.
Conservative Review added:
A ban on the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America, is likely to poll extremely poorly in Texas, where 35.7 percent of the residents are gun owners. And O’Rourke’s smear of the AR-15 as a “weapon of war” doesn’t stand up to the facts.
As CRTV congressional correspondent Nate Madden explains in his “Capitol Hill Brief” video mini-series, “Firepower 101,” the AR-15 is not a military-style weapon. It’s a regular semi-automatic weapon that can be customized to look scary.
But facts don’t matter to the anti-gun, anti-Constitution left. Only the narrative, and the blind, hate-filled desire to strip Americans of their Constitutional rights.
At least we now know that O’Rourke is in full agreement with Iran’s Supreme Leader…
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