Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has completely flipped his position on AR-15s in just over one year.
In a clip from an interview on a Texas radio show in April 2018, O’Rourke suggested that if someone owns an AR-15, they should be able to keep it.
Now, during the most recent Democratic debate, O’Rourke responded to a question about whether or not he would confiscate AR-15s by screaming, “Hey yes we’re going to take your AR-15!”
The day after the debate, O’Rourke started selling t-shirts on his website that say “Hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15.”
Many on social media are now calling out Beto over his sudden change in position. Many also claim that he’s pandering to voters due to his extremely low poll numbers. Beto has not addressed why his stance on the issue has changed so drastically.
Many other candidates talked about gun control during the Democratic debate. Kamala Harris suggested that she would take executive action on the issue to ban the import of assault weapons. Harris’ proposed executive action and O’Rourke’s AR-15 confiscation would likely face challenges in the courts because of their clear violations of the Second Amendment.
WATCH the video above to see Beto’s flip-flopping comments.