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‘Beto Specials’ Sell Like Crazy: Texas Dem Could ‘Turn Out to Be Better Gun Salesman’ Than Obama Ever Was

Firearms outfit offered deals in the wake of O'Rourke's declaration about a 'mandatory buyback of assault weapons'

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It is likely no coincidence at all that a “Beto Special” gun deal offered by one outfit — Arizona-based Alfa Dog Firearms — sold out on its select, $349.99-priced AR-15s in less than four hours on Friday.

“We’re trying to process the orders and work on getting more special deals for our good friend, gun-grabber Beto,” the company declared on its Facebook page this weekend.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) vowed this past week — in front of a gun control-friendly crowd at the Houston Democratic primary debate on Thursday night — that he wants to confiscate legally owned rifles from Americans across the country, as he’s said earlier as well.

In the wake of the recent tragedies in both El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio — as well as after other mass shootings in other locations across the nation — the struggling 2020 Democratic candidate insisted the federal government must seize certain semi-automatic rifles even from law-abiding citizens to prevent any further loss of life.

“The high-impact, high velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that, so that you would bleed to death on the battlefield, not … able to get up,” O’Rourke said with passion on Thursday evening in Houston at Texas Southern University.

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“When we see that [weapon] being used against children — and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15, and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa and Midland, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time,” O’Rourke also said.

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“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.”

The crowd at the Democratic debate went wild, naturally.

He also said on Twitter on Saturday, “I was asked if it’s naive to advocate for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons.”

“The answer is no.”

“It’s naive to maintain the status quo,” he added, “where nearly 40,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every year.”

Alpha Dog, on its Facebook page, says it is “Phoenix’s quickest up-and-coming gun store. Our impeccable customer service is second to none … We are a preferred dealer for Patriot Ordnance Factory and we are the only gun store with a POF-USA certified armorer. We offer Ultra-Sonic gun cleaning services.”

Ever since O’Rourke’s blatant gun-grab announcement on Thursday night, there’s been major pushback from across the conservative spectrum.

Here’s just a small representation of the reaction, information and outrage — share your thoughts.

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