Lawmaker Responds To O'Rourke Threat To Take Guns, Then Beto Reports Him To FBI

Beto O'Rourke called the FBI about a Texas lawmaker's tweet telling the candidate that his gun was "ready" for him.

Houston, TX – Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke called the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to report a Texas lawmaker’s tweet as a death threat after he told Americans he was going to take away their semi-automatic rifles during the Democratic Presidential Debate on Thursday night.

"Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke answered the moderator’s question about gun confiscation.

“We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” he proclaimed.

The candidate from El Paso then said he would start a mandatory buyback of “assault rifles” and forcibly remove the weapons from those who did not comply, ABC News reported.

"If the high impact, high velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body, because it was designed to do that, so that you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers," O'Rourke said. "When we see that being used against children, and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15, and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa and Midland, there weren't enough ambulances to get to them in time, hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."

Late Thursday night after the debate in Houston, O’Rourke reiterated his pledge on Twitter.

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” the candidate tweeted.

Texas State Representative Briscoe Cain took umbrage at O’Rourke’s vow to take away rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and let the candidate know it.

“My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Cain wrote in a post that Twitter has since deleted.

O’Rourke’s campaign reacted by reporting the tweet to the FBI as a death threat, ABC News reported.

"This is a death threat, Representative. Clearly, you shouldn't own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else,” O’Rourke replied via tweet to Cain.

“You’re a child Robert Francis,” Cain tweeted.

Cain’s tweet was then removed by Twitter for violating the platform’s “violent threat” policy.

"I think it's a really irresponsible thing for him to do, especially somebody who is a public servant and in a position of public trust to be sending that kind of message to this country,” O’Rourke complained to CBS News. “We are a nation of laws, and if that ends up becoming the law of the United States of America, then we expect the people of this country to comply with it."

Cain said that his tweet wasn’t a threat, it was a "come and take it" message.

ABC News reported that Cain’s account was put in “Twitter Jail” for about 10 hours after his post was removed.

The second-term gun-rights advocate, who represents House District 128 east of Houston, has been put under police protection due to threats made against him in the wake of the Twitter war with O’Rourke.

Cain has been rated the most right-wing member of the Texas House and is known for posting provocative content on social media, ABC News reported.

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4thaBlue
4thaBlue

What a scrub. Taking all that shit. Then he goes and cries to the FBI.

johnnycab23513
johnnycab23513

That was not a threat!

Justretired
Justretired

Thing is a cheap marlin 22 cal auto with hollow points will do just as much damage in someone's hands that knows what he/she is doing. Hell you can buy 100 round clips for ruger 22 autos.

Justretired
Justretired

Pistols kill way more people than rifles, these people just want to disarm us so they feel safe. Think bubba or tyrone will give up their mac 10, ar, ak or mph 5?

Justretired
Justretired

Hell I sold all mine, that's my story and sticking to it.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

This was not a threat. It was an opinionated defensive statement about exercising the guaranteed right of the 2nd Amendment.

While it was worded aggressively, it is no different than "Come and take it."

You know, if such a policy of confiscation was instituted, and the government started to attempt to enforce it, there would probably be a lot of needless bloodshed.

And in the unlikely event that this initiative was "successful," it would primarily confiscate semi-autos from law-abiding citizens.

MSK
MSK

“We are a nation of laws”said the whacko O’Rourke. Except when it comes to illegal immigration right you s***head?

Aramovich
Aramovich

Doesn't he have a record? Could he pass a background check??

5ft24
5ft24

What an idiot. Does he realize the AR-15 was never a military rifle? Maybe if these shit for brains communist idiots would do the slightest amount of research, they wouldn't look quite as stupid

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

And what army of leftist snowflakes will Beto use to enforce his scheme? No real cops are going to do it. Then when the next shooting uses semi auto pistols he'll get them.. Then the next one uses a revolver he'll get them right? Meanwhile crime is out of control and Beto and his ilk want to nueter the police.

Mrjim66
Mrjim66

I find it incredible how these liberals claim we are a nation of laws when they openly release criminals lawfully arrested because they feel particular drug laws target the vast majority of violators who happen to be black and they insist on creating and suporting lawless sanctuary cities that openly hide criminals from capture.

JBo
JBo

“Assault rifles...”

That would be rifles capable of firing single shot and fully automatic or three round bursts. Two out of three would qualify as an assault rifle.

Looks scary does not count.

JBo
JBo

And here's a novel thought: let's take guns away from criminals and if they use a gun in the commission of a crime...boxcar another 20 years on their sentence.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

This is what happens when your soul is so cheap and empty that the devil refuses to buy it. You whore yourself to the fickle and self-hating hordes of leftist candyasses. He needs to apologise to God and his mother, and then jump in front of a speeding bus. What a complete fairy.

Benny2Guns
Benny2Guns

So a burglar wants to disarm homes.. imagine that.

Bud
Bud

A publicity stunt at it's worse by a simple cupcake.

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

LEST WE FORGET

July 7, 2016

FIVE (5) Dallas officers murdered...NINE (9) other officers injured and TWO (2) civilians injured

WEAPON USED: Saiga AK-74 5.45×39mm semi-automatic rifle

BLUE LIVES MATTER?

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

2nd Amendment - A well REGULATED Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Does anyone know what that 3rd word means...REGULATED

I'll Help You

Regulate - control or maintain so that it operates properly

synonyms: control, adjust, manage, balance, set, synchronize, modulate, control or supervise

synonyms: supervise, oversee, police, superintend, monitor, check (up on), keep an eye on, inspect, administer, be responsible for.

Debate with respect...

cooldarth
cooldarth

I would fear for our country if we had a wuss like O'Rourke as president.......

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

What a candyass you are Beto! Talking all tough, then crying to the FBI. Also proves what a dumbass you are. Did you think coming off with some shit for brains statement like you did wasn't going to get backsplash. Try that out in public, you'd have to call the FBI 24/7. What a dumbass you are.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Wait, is it Beto or Bozo?????

Digger15108
Digger15108

Good luck with Beto. You are a joke. MOLON LABE.

Yourworstnightmare
Yourworstnightmare

Robert Francis is a cunt.

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

You know all they talking about is the ARs and AKs but that same weekend there were more people killed or wounded by pistols and knives in Chicago,DC,NYC but they don't don't want to talk about them places because thats where all their voting libturds live

Adillinger
Adillinger

F Twitter! They put my account in 10 hr jail too last year. I ended a Tweet about Hilary with "the bitch must be crazy". I cancelled the account and never looked back. Beavis (Francis) is a child, his 15 mins is about done though.

reebok
reebok

What the Majority of the American people Don't see is The Fact that the govt as a whole is wanting very badly to take away our Only defense against Them, A Corrupt, Vile, and Sick ass organization that goes completely Unseen and Unknown by us and that means probably 95% of us, even those in the highest places of American govt!!!! These are the Hidden, those who Truly rule not only America, they have Absolute rule across the world!!! The Illuminati, whether people want to believe they exist or not, They Do!!!! It was created in the 1700's and they belong directly to the devil himself, make No mistake, they Are Real and They Are The Driving force behind Every Single POS thing that is working diligently to dominate and turn the world at large into an absolute, subservient hell hole and will lead us All into submission and a great travesty that will turn even the most so-called "Christian" believers against one another and ultimately against GOD and JESUS CHRIST!!!!!! Everytime you think about where all of this sickness could be coming from, Please remember what The Bible tells us All of what is yet to come!!!!!!

The express
The express

He's a pussy and he thinks he's going to get votes saying this bullshit.

RunCop
RunCop

Liberals are vile bed bugs, with apologies to bed bugs.

Pack
Pack

Poor Francis runs to mommy when his feelings get hurt. That’s how he got out of his DWI and B&E.....by running to Daddy.

Blaket
Blaket

When will Francis learn it's not the gun that kills. Idiot

bill fuse
bill fuse

The way THEY will stop our rights to rifles, is to limit the access to ammo, as Walmart just chose to do. Pay cash for your ammo, so maybe there’s no trace(?)

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I hope the FBI told him what they would tell anyone with that kind of report. What the accused said wasn't a threat. It was a warning.

Dlee866
Dlee866

Well, this idiot Beta whatever stated we’re a nation of laws (when it fits their agenda). Typical liberal rhetoric!

The last time I checked, the constitution has that 2nd amendment in the bill of rights. “We the People” know exactly what this is about...if that is the plan, it will never succeed in my lifetime!!! Venezuela comes to mind and they’re begging for their guns back.

Good Luck to ya Beta whatever!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Guns don't kill people....people with guns kill people.

Karma59
Karma59

And, let's not forget who Francis would expect to disarm the citizens...the very law enforcement that he and the rest of the lefties despise. What a bunch of losers.

Red Neck
Red Neck

I'am ashamed he's from TEXAS. As an Texan with roots beginning with the Republic of Texas...he ain't one of us! You need to look into his family and his background. You'll find it quite enlightening.... He's been photographed wearing dresses while singing with some kind of a pink rock band. Popped up last year...

Red Neck
Red Neck

If memory serves me.. I believe it was Conservative Tribune that posted article on him and photo...

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

It was not a death threat. It was just someone saying something.

flybynight
flybynight

I apologise, I've been spelling his name wrong. I thought it was Beato. I'm embarrassed.

jterry517
jterry517

Wow lmao Beto called that a threat 🤣🤣🤣 that was not a threat that was a if you think you can infringe on my right to keep and bear arms come get it message. I have seen knives kill more people than guns. Beto is a friggin lunatic, what a pathetic excuse for a human being he is. Democratic party A joke 🤣🤣🤣

Tom1
Tom1

We are a nation of laws, says a guy who plans to ignore the constitution and forcibly take away legal guns. Not to mention advocating, and helping to, ignore our immigration laws. How can their supporters not see that these people are evil?

fedupwithliberals
fedupwithliberals

Beto you idiot. Your advocating overriding the Constitution and Bill of Rights you swore to uphold. Realizing your not the brightest bulb in the box, remember the military and LE has also sworn to uphold and protect the Constitution if told violate it, you will be told to go to hell by 90+%. So girly boy, you going to take them by yourself?

Raymelson
Raymelson

That law maker is not the only one who feels that way

fukemall
fukemall

Wow! Couldn't you take that as my gun is ready for you to confiscate?? What a poosy!!!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

61mouse
61mouse

LMFAO he just sealed it for #TRUMP2020

2bears
2bears

Francis is just a wannabe socialist politician who talks a lot of smack but when it gets to the "Nut Cuttin" he's a CHEESEDICK who crys to the Corrupt FBI !

kkat
kkat

So now, in the SocioCommieRat Party, Violent Criminals and Lawbreakers have more rights than Law Abiding citizens? Only Hitler disarmed the people before he began his horrendous bloodbath of the Holocaust. Now, they want to do the same and some people are too blinded by freebies and empty promises to see the truth. I always raised my children to respect others and live by the Golden Rule. I still believe that the old Baretta line of "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time", is the best way to live your life. O'Rourke just threatened all Americans when he said he was coming to get our guns whether we liked it or not. That was a veiled threat to take away our freedoms and that Bozo runs to the FBI for help? Another ploy to get publicity and get the Loyal Followers upset. More smoke and mirrors!

usac95
usac95

O’Rourke is a whiny little bitch mommy's sissy boy