Did Beto O’Rourke Advocate Gun Confiscation?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartOctober 30, 2019 11:23 am,

Democratic presidential candidate, and former Texas congressman, Beto O’Rourke, says he didn’t previously say that if he were elected president he would confiscate firearms.

Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Oct. 16, O’Rourke said he doesn’t want to confiscate anyone’s guns, and that he had not advocated doing so in the past. He went on to refer to AR-15-style assault rifles as “weapons of war,” and said they should be bought back from their owners.

Hear how O’Rourke’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Shelly Brisbin.