Beto O’Rourke Pushes More Gun Control After Male Kills 5 People in TX

Beto O'Rourke
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Unsuccessful Senate, presidential, and gubernatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke called for more gun control in response to the news that a Mexican national, who had been deported four times, had shot and killed five Honduran neighbors in Cleveland, Texas.

Breitbart News reported the 38-year-old suspect, Francisco Oropeza, allegedly shot and killed five people after being asked to quit shooting his gun in the front yard.

ABC News quoted San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers saying, “My understanding is that the victims, they came over to the fence and said ‘Hey could [you not do your] shooting out in the yard? We have a young baby that’s trying to go to sleep,’ and he had been drinking and he says ‘I’ll do what I want to in my front yard.’”

Oropeza, identified by Capers as a “Mexican male subject” was able to flee the scene before police arrived.

He allegedly used an AR-15 rifle or AR-15 variant in his attack.

Federal, state, and local law enforcement are searching for a murder suspect in East Texas. (Photos: FBI)

Federal, state, and local law enforcement are searching for murder suspect Francisco Oropeza in East Texas.

O’Rourke responded to the attack via Twitter, writing: “Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in San Jacinto County last night. AR-15s are designed for one purpose: to kill people. We either accept their continued sale as the price of living (and dying) in America, or we do the right thing & limit them to military use.”

On September 12, 2019, Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke looked into the camera during a Democrat presidential primary debate and said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

He did it again one month later.

On June 21, 2022, Breitbart News observed National Shooting Sports Foundation figures showing there are more AR-15s/AK-47s in circulation than F-Series Ford trucks on American roads.

There were nearly 25 million AR-15s/AK-47s in mid-summer 2022, which was up nearly five million over the number in circulation in 2020.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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