Beto Team Tweeted Photo During Debate Of Gun They Want To Make Illegal… It Already Is

As Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke continues to fall in the polls, his calls for gun control and confiscation are growing louder.

And, during the Democratic presidential debates, the O’Rourke campaign wanted every American to know just how serious their candidate was to getting high-powered rifles out of people’s homes and in the control of the federal government.

“During the debate Thursday, O’Rourke was asked if he is really serious about confiscating Americans’ legally owned ‘assault-style weapons.’ O’Rourke answered emphatically that he is,” the Daily Wire reports.

“Some [people] on this stage have suggested a voluntary buyback for guns in this country. You have gone further,” ABC News host David Muir said to O’Rourke. “You said, quote, ‘Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them.’ You know the critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?”

“I am, if it is a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefieldβ€”,” O’Rourke answered before getting drowned out in applause. He continued, “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. 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 [that] there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time.”

O’Rourke added, “Hell yes we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We are not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.”

At the same time that O’Rourke was telling millions of Americans that he intended to strip them of their 2nd Amendment rights, his campaign was proving their candidate may not have a clue what he is talking about.

As O’Rourke was answering the questions on-stage, the O’Rourke campaign tweeted out a photo of a rifle with several modifications on it. This includes a red-dot sight and a grenade launcher attachment.

These are already illegal.

“Beto has a ban for that,” the photo was captioned, an obvious nod to fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s “Warren has a plan for that.”

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The Daily Wire reports:

O’Rourke’s critics quickly pointed out that the gun the Democratic presidential hopeful featured in his fundraising tweet, which has a grenade launcher attachment, is already illegal.

Among those who had some fun with O’Rourke over the post include RealClearInvestigations’ Mark Hemingway and former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, who noted that grenades and grenade launchers have been illegal for decades under the National Firearms Act of 1968. The gun Beto chose to feature has some other problems as well, including its suppressor. If it’s fully automatic, that’s also fully illegal.

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As the Daily Wire reports, another individual who responded to the photo included Republican Texas state representative Briscoe Cain.

“My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Cain tweeted, which O’Rourke claimed was a “death threat.”

“This is a death threat, Representative,” O’Rourke responded. “Clearly, you shouldn’t own an AR-15β€”and neither should anyone else.”

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