Is Beto O’Rourke Banned From Buying A Gun In Texas?

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

By Alexandra HartSeptember 25, 2019 11:52 am,

According to a meme that’s gone viral online, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants to confiscate assault weapons because his criminal history prevents him from legally buying a weapon. Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

The meme was shared on Facebook. It’s a pair of photos showing the rapper Drake, as he appears in his “Hotline Bling” video. The post associated with the image says O’Rourke can’t buy a gun in Texas because of arrests for burglary and DWI.

Hear how the internet meme scored in the player above.


Written by Shelly Brisbin.