At last night's debate in #Houston, Robert Francis O'Rourke completely contradicted his stance on gun control from last year.
Fox News reports:
Arguing for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons, Democratic presidential candidateBeto O’Rourkedeclared during Thursday night’s presidential debate, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, AK-47.”
The line from the former congressman from Texas received loud applause from the audience at the third-round debate, which was held in Houston.
Answering Republicans' argument that Democrats will take away people’s weapons, O’Rourke said that “we’re not going to allow them to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
In the wake of multiple deadly mass shootings last month, including two in Texas, many of the Dem candidates stepped up their calls for the federal government to start buying back assault-style weapons from owners – with some of the White House hopefuls urging mandatory buybacks.
O'Rourke was among the candidates to recently declare, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons.”
BUT WAIT - that's not what he said last year.