Here’s what he said…
Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke announced over the weekend that if he is elected president, he intends to confiscate tens of millions of semi-automatic firearms from law-abiding Americans.
O’Rourke made the remarks while campaigning in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he was asked by a reporter how he plans to address peoples’ fears that the government is going to come and take many of their semi-automatic firearms.
O’Rourke responded: “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do. Americans who own [the technically undefinable sub-class of semi-automatic firearms referred to as “assault weapons”] will have to sell them to the government.”
Robert Francis O’Rourke announces that if he’s elected he is going to confiscate your guns:
Reporter: How do you address fears that the government is going to confiscate people’s semi-auto firearms?
O’Rourke: “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do” pic.twitter.com/IQxIkhM1Yj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 1, 2019