Beto O'Rourke's violent troll shows holes in Twitter policy

Beto O'Rourke's violent troll shows holes in Twitter policy

Meanwhile, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Julián Castro, and O'Rourke vied to achieve some sort of breakout moment, primarily by offering more "free" stuff, sanctimoniously lecturing about how very bad America is, or by saying outrageous things about President Donald Trump (have you heard he's a "racist"?). What if American Patriots refuse to yield their legally purchased, Second Amendment-protected firearms to heavily armed government agents who knock down their doors to take them? 'Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47, ' O'Rourke said in one of the biggest lines of the night. "It will be the law". "We are a nation of laws and if [mantadory buybacks] become law, we expect people to comply with it".

All of which reminds me that there's a Democratic candidate who's managed to be elected governor in a very red western state who isn't a fan of guns designed for mass killing. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) said during an appearance on CNN.

But as a Senate candidate in April 2018, O'Rourke struck a different tone during an interview on "The Chad Hasty Show", whose host asked: "I own an AR-15".

"I don't think a majority of the Senate or the country is going to embrace mandatory buybacks", Coons added. "And it's on all of us to get it done".

Weeks after the El Paso shooting, a 36-year-old man killed seven people and wounded 22 others as he fired at them while he was driving.

The former tech entrepreneur said at Thursday night's debate that he is "pro-good school".

Speaking to reporters at the Baltimore retreat, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the House conference chairwoman, said talk of gun confiscation would "absolutely" motivate voters to cast ballots for Republicans.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey needled O'Rourke later, saying he was sorry it had taken the El Paso shooting for O'Rourke to embrace the position Booker already held, backing a mandatory buyback and national registration.

"What this really shows is how, how unsafe some of this is that people want to try and spin somebody's words in order to try and take their guns away", he told CNN.

"The way he handled what happened in his hometown - to look in the eyes", former Vice President Joe Biden said.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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