Democrat presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke admitted not knowing the facts on the Midland-Odessa shootings yet observed, “This is f*cked up.”
O’Rourke posted a video in which he said, “We don’t know what the motivation is, we do not yet know what firearms that was used or how they acquired them, but we do know this is f*cked up.”
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
O’Rourke then pressed for universal background checks and reiterated his proposal for a government-mandated buyback of AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles.
He talked about having a conversation with a gun owner who said they own an “assault weapon” but remain willing to give it up because “this is not right.”
Earlier on Saturday–when even fewer facts on the Midland-Odessa shootings were known–Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke was using the rhetoric of a gun violence “epidemic.” He tweeted, “We need to end this epidemic.”
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