Joe Biden Taps Beto O’Rourke to Lead Gun Control Effort

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke gestures after endorsing Democratic presidential cand
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During a Monday evening campaign stop in Dallas, Texas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Robert “Beto” O’Rourke will “be the one who leads” Biden’s gun control push.

O’Rourke, for his part, endorsed Biden for president, saying, “The man in the White House today poses an existential threat to this country. To our democracy. To free and fair elections. And we need somebody who can beat him. And in Joe Biden, we have that man.”

O’Rourke referenced the June 17, 2015, attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He talked of Biden listening to a family member of one of the victims of the attack, then responding with words that had “the power to heal.” He said that following the August 3, 2019 El Paso shooting, “I felt Joe Biden healing us.”

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. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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