Beto O’Rourke’s inconvenient truth: Bans on assault weapons work | John L. Micek

BY: - September 13, 2019

So hang on for a second, what if Beto O’Rourke was right? The former Texas congressman enraged the right, and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death threat, when he vowed to ban, and apparently confiscate, AR-15s and other assault weapons favored by mass shooters. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take […]

Toomey: Beto O’Rourke’s plan to confiscate assault weapons is an ‘awful and extreme’ idea

BY: - September 13, 2019

(*This post has been updated to clarify Toomey’s position on O’Rourke’s comments) Confiscating assault weapons, as suggested by Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, is an “awful and extreme idea,” that would derail “commonsense … efforts” to pass gun-safety reform on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Friday. O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, enraged […]

At Penn State stop, Democrat Beto O’Rourke brings the 2020 fight for the White House to Pa.

BY: - March 19, 2019

The Texas Democrat traveled to a key state for 2020.