Texas Republican threatens O'Rourke over call to ban assault rifles: "My AR is ready for you"

"This is a death threat . . . Clearly, you shouldn't own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else," O'Rourke replied

Published September 13, 2019 3:05PM (EDT)

Beto O'Rourke (Getty/Paras Griffin)
Beto O'Rourke (Getty/Paras Griffin)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

During Thursday evening’s Democratic debate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) called for a buy-back program to take assault rifles off the streets of America.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore,” O’Rourke said.

His campaign tweeted out the same line.

But Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain, a Republican, replied to the proposal with an ominous warning.

“My AR is ready for you,” he said.

By Bob Brigham

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