GOP Rep Ken Buck posted a video on twitter daring the Democratic Presidential contender and his recently named partner in gun control to confiscate his AR-15. While issuing the challenge in the video taken in his office, the Colorado lawmaker was wielding an AR-15 printed with the American flag.
"If you want to take everyone's AR-15s, why don't you swing by my office in Washington, D.C., and start with this one?" Rep Buck said. His remarks were a mockery of O'Rourke's remarks during his presidential candidacy when he exclaimed, "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
The Capitol police allowed the lawmaker to maintain the firearm within the confines of his office since 2015 after taking the necessary steps to secure the gun. The gun remains mounted on the lawmaker's wall. However, the lawmaker's remarks attracted the gun control crowds' disapproval. In response through a tweet, Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., told the GOP legislator that his office was not his private home. She added that the behavior made her feel threatened and that she had contacted the police over the issue.
"This behavior is threatening and unacceptable. I feel unsafe with this in my place of work," Rep Stevens said.
Fred Guttenberg, a gun control activist who lost his daughter in the Parkland school shooting, replied to the tweet, "had I seen this yesterday when in DC I gladly would have. My daughter died from a single AR 15 bullet. You may find joy in that, I don't. I will gladly come back to D.C. to discuss your AR 15 and removing it for safe storage. Do not make threats of AR 15 violence."
During the height of his campaign, O'Rourke received countless challenges to confiscate people's firearms. Texas lawmaker, Briscoe Cain, warned him that his firearm was ready for him. Twitter removed the post claiming that it was a death threat to the now failed presidential contender.
"My AR is ready for you, Robert Francis," Cain said in a tweet.
The former presidential candidate also inspired the Beto Special AR-15 sale by Matt Boggs, the owner of the Alpha Dog Firearms store in Tempe, Arizona, that cleared in a few hours. Robert Francis is yet to make his position on gun control and whether he still intends to confiscate people's firearms.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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