During a campaign event in Mineral Wells, he swore at an audience member with the mother of all curse words.
A viral video captured the formerly famed parking lot skateboarder going to battle with a most popular hunting rifle, in the wake of talk about Uvalde’s terrible mass shooting.
He started by recalling the tragic deaths at Robb Elementary School. From there, it appeared that he would guarantee that such a tragedy would never happen again by destroying one weapon: an aluminum, easily-accessorized and spookily-shaped one.
“Now, it has been 11 weeks since we lost 19 children and two teachers — shot to death with a gun that was originally made for combat use, lawfully obtained by an 18-year-old who did not even try to get one when he was only 16 or 17 but followed the law that says you can purchase not one, but two or more AR-15s, plus hundreds of rounds of ammunition and then take that weapon made for use on the battlefields in Vietnam that penetrates the enemy soldier’s helmet from 500 feet and kills him and use it against children at five feet away.”
Beto, like other politicians, should adopt the campaign slogan “I know nothing about guns and refuse to learn.”
At a distance of five feet, Beto criticized the AR’s lethality. Every gun on the market may terminate a life at that distance.
Second, what he appeared to imply isn’t correct: The AR-15 — a civilian weapon – has never been used by the United States military.
But O’Rourke’s response to something dubbed a “laugh” in the crowd stands out. He responded, “It may be amusing to you, motherfucker, but it isn’t amusing to me.”
Is he going to get bonus points for being so provocative as to use highly coarse language in the American political arena? He’s not the first Dem. to do it, but he seams to link less-than-statesmanlike language with being strong and in touch, from his previous statement that you can “f*** with [him] on politics” and his “Hell Yes, We’re Going To Take Your AR-15” T-shirt campaign.