Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) reprimanded several individuals on Wednesday after a group showed up to protest his campaign rally at Kent State University in Ohio while open-carrying rifles.
“It is not enough to stop selling AR-15s and AK-47s when there are more than 10 million of those potential instruments of terror,” O’Rourke told the crowd. “We must mandate that every single one of them be bought back — back home, off the streets, out of our lives. No longer a threat to every to every single one of us.”
“None of us should face this terror,” he continued. “No one in El Paso, Texas should have to tell me, as they do all the time, that they’re walking around with a target on their back.”
Yesterday, people brought assault weapons to our rally at Kent State—where 4 students were shot dead in 1970.
I told them nobody should show up with an AK-47 or an AR-15 to seek to intimidate us in our own democracy.
We need to buy back every single one of them. pic.twitter.com/U7N5fWUlvv
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 26, 2019
“And nobody should show up with one of these weapons that seek to intimidate us in our own democracy. That’s wrong. That’s wrong,” O’Rourke added, pointing toward the protesters. – READ MORE