Texas Democratic candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke seemed to retract his 2019 statement that "hell yeah" he plans to take guns from citizens if he is elected to office.
O'Rourke stated that he was not interested in taking anything away from anyone on Tuesday in Tyler, Texas . "I want to ensure that we defend the Second Amendment.
O'Rourke, while running for president in 2020 promised that he would take American citizens' guns away if elected president.
The El Paso native, Texas, said, "Hell yes. We're going to get your AR-15, and your AK47." "We won't allow it to be used against other Americans anymore.
O'Rourke stated that O'Rourke still held that view last November shortly after announcing his bid to be governor . Jake Tapper reported CNN that O'Rourke made the comment.
On Tuesday, O'Rourke told reporters that his position on guns was based on his desire "to listen to law enforcement."
O'Rourke stated, "I want to ensure that we protect our fellow Texans much better than we're currently doing right now." Greg Abbott did not listen to law enforcement. When he signed the permitless carry bill, he turned his back on law enforcement. This is a state where more sheriff's deputies and cops have been killed than any other.
On March 1, the Texas gubernatorial primaries will take place. O'Rourke will likely move on to the general elections to face the current Republican governor. Greg Abbott will win if he can overcome opposition from at least half a dozen candidates, including Allen West, an ex-congressionman from Florida and former state senator Don Huffines.
According to the US Concealed Carry Association 21 states, including Maine, currently allow concealed carry.