At the third Democrat debate, 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke proudly declared, “hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47!” Shortly after the debate, O’Rourke attempted to profit off this one-liner by printing out t-shirts with the saying. While O’Rourke’s supporters have undoubtedly rallied behind this vow, other Americans take issue with it.
Thus far, the 2020 Democrat has experienced at least two confrontations over this promise to take the guns of lawful Americans. Gun owner and mother Lauren Boebert called out O’Rourke for this on Thursday; Columbine shooting survivor Evan Todd also questioned O’Rourke’s stance on mandatory buyback programs.
Earlier this morning, Todd appeared on Fox News in order to share his thoughts on mandatory buybacks and why he questioned the 2020 Democrat.
A Closer Look at Todd’s Stance on Mandatory Buyback Programs
When Todd questioned O’Rourke at one of the latter’s campaign events, he carefully phrased his questions. Todd essentially asked why O’Rourke would stop at the confiscation of AR-15s and AK-47s when other guns are used to commit murders. Some people interpreted this as Todd actually supporting mandatory buybacks; in actuality, Todd intentionally worded his inquiry in this manner for a reason.