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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:03 AM

Beto O'Rourke visits gun show in Arkansas one day after releasing gun control plan

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Source: CBS News

2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke visited a gun show in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday, one day after releasing a gun control plan that included mandatory buybacks for assault weapons. O'Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday after taking a 12-day hiatus following the mass shooting in which 22 people were killed in his hometown of El Paso on August 3.

"In Arkansas, I listened to gun owners and sellers and appreciated hearing their perspectives," the Texas Democrat posted on social media. "But as the plan we released yesterday says, if I'm president, you wouldn't be able to buy weapons of war for $395. You wouldn't be able to buy them at all."

O'Rourke's gun show visit was first reported by ABC News, which reported it was an unannounced visit. According to ABC News, O'Rourke paid $10 to get into the event and spoke to a gun seller there. The gun seller said he would support a requirement that gun-show sellers like him get a federal firearms license.

The National Rifle Association responded to O'Rourke's tweet, quoting "if I'm president" and then writing "Beto: Have you taken a look at the polls?" with the crying-while-laughing emoji. O'Rourke responded, "Yeah. I've seen them. 70% of Americans support an assault weapons ban, including most Republicans."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/beto-orourke-gun-show-texas-democrat-visits-gun-show-in-arkansas-today-nra-responds-2019-08-17/

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:11 AM

1. Did you mean to post this in Democratic Primaries?

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:15 AM

2. Locking ...

Please discuss Democratic Primary Candidates in the Democratic Primaries Forum

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:15 AM

3. He & Buttagieg both are very good with comebacks. nt

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