Breitbart News reports that unsuccessful Senate, presidential, and gubernatorial hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called for more gun control in response to the news that a Mexican national, who had been deported four times, had shot and killed five Honduran neighbors in Cleveland, Texas.
The 38-year-old suspect, Francisco Oropeza, allegedly shot and killed five people after being asked to quit shooting his gun in the front yard.
ABC News quoted San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers saying, “My understanding is that the victims, they came over to the fence and said ‘Hey could [you not do your] shooting out in the yard? We have a young baby that’s trying to go to sleep,’ and he had been drinking and he says ‘I’ll do what I want to in my front yard.’”
Oropeza, identified as a “Mexican male subject,” fled the scene before police arrived. He allegedly used an AR-15 rifle or variant in his attack.
O’Rourke responded to the attack via Twitter, writing: “Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in San Jacinto County last night. AR-15s are designed for one purpose: to kill people. We either accept their continued sale as the price of living (and dying) in America, or we do the right thing & limit them to military use.”
On September 12, 2019, Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke looked into the camera during a Democrat presidential primary debate and said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
Good luck with that. National Shooting Sports Foundation figures showing there are more AR-15s/AK-47s in circulation — nearly 25 million — than F-Series Ford trucks on American roads.