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.