Republicans get very defensive when you suggest taking their precious Ar-15s.
Courtesy of Mother Jones:
A Texas state representative is under fire after tweeting, “My AR is waiting for you” at Beto O’Rourke, shortly after the Democratic presidential candidate endorsed mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons during the third Democratic debate Thursday night.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke declared to the audience in Houston, Texas, while describing how such weapons are designed for combat and should therefore not be in the hands of everyday gun owners. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
But as the remarks, which drew loud applause, reverberated on social media, Republican Briscoe Cain, who has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2016, made his contempt for the proposal clear:
This is a death threat, Representative. Clearly, you shouldn’t own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else. pic.twitter.com/jsiZmwjMDs
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
Yeah, that’s a threat. There is no other way to interpret it.
No Texas Republican is going to tweet out that his AR-15 is ready for O’Rourke to just pick up and take away, so clearly he meant that he would use his weapon to stop whichever law enforcement official did show up to take his guns
Which, I’m not going to lie, seems like the EXACT reason why you should not have a weapon like that.
Of course, this Brisco Cain douche tried to play it off as if O’Rourke was overreacting.
You’re a child Robert Francis https://t.co/rU3WoYQFQV
— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐢𝐧 (@BriscoeCain) September 13, 2019
It was reported that O’Rourke’s campaign notified the FBI concerning this threat.
I imagine they are well prepared to deal with a man who may respond to authority by pointing a military style weapon at officers of the law.