Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, faces opposition in this year’s election. Although I don’t think it presents much of a challenge, Beto O’Rourke is still running. For some reason, he believes he has a chance because he believes that Texas residents will be better protected if guns are outlawed in the state.
He must have forgotten about the influx of people crossing the border and how little they care about gun laws. He won’t win the support of Texans over Abbott. Not even close.
As of right now, Abbot is has a strong lead and it doesn’t look like it’s going to drop any time soon. Not a single poll indicates that O’Rourke is in the lead. According to several polls, Abbott actually has a double-digit lead.
Anyway, last week, Beto lost his cool with a man as he was talking about guns at a campaign event.
“I’m gonna make sure that now, 11 weeks since we lost 19 kids and their two teachers, shot to death with a weapon originally designed for use in combat, legally purchased by an 18-year-old, who did not try to obtain one when he was 16 or 17, but followed the law that’s on the books, ladies and gentlemen that says you can buy not one, you can buy two or more if you want to, AR-15s, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and take that weapon that was originally designed for use on the battlefields in Vietnam to penetrate an enemy soldier’s helmet at 500 feet and knock him down dead,” Beto said.
Then you hear what appears to be someone laughing.
“It may be funny to you motherf**ker, but it is not funny to me,” Beto said to an Abbott supporter.
"It may be funny to you motherf—er, but it's not funny to me": Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke snapped at a man during a town hall on Wednesday who started laughing as O'Rourke discussed the gun used in the deadly Uvalde mass shooting. pic.twitter.com/sHCXh2mIpW
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 11, 2022
I’m not sure why he laughed unless it was because he said that they were originally designed for the battlefields in Vietnam, because that much was wrong. It’s true that they can shoot 500 feet. Practically any gun can do that though.