Gun Owner Stands Up to Beto O’Rourke: ‘I Cannot Defend Myself with a Fist’

Former Texas representative and current 2020 Democratic candidate — who vowed, 'Hell, yes,' he's taking people's weapons away at a recent debate — didn't know what hit him at a Colorado rally

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A gun owner at a Beto O’Rourke rally in Colorado this week wasn’t having much of the 2020 Democratic primary candidate’s controversial proposal.

And when she spoke up against the Texas Democrat’s dramatic gun grab ideas, the crowd around her didn’t care much for that — and heckled her.

“I’m here to say, hell no you’re not,” a woman named Lauren Boebert told O’Rourke during a town hall in Aurora, Colorado, on Thursday, about his notion of taking away AR-15 guns from law-abiding Americans who may own them, as the Washington Examiner and other outlets reported.

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“I have four children. I am 5-foot-0, 100 pounds,” the woman also said to him.

“I cannot really defend myself with a fist.”

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“I want to know how you’re going to legislate that [idea] because a criminal breaks the law, so all you’re going to do is restrict law-abiding citizens, like myself,” she also said.

But as the Examiner pointed out, “At several moments [during] her message to O’Rourke, the crowd at the town hall began to heckle her before the Texas Democrat intervened and told them to let Boebert finish.”

Boebert’s “hell no” statement came about as a result of O’Rourke’s recent comments at the Houston Democratic debate two weeks ago.

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“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke declared at the third Democratic primary debate, held in Houston.

You can watch the video of the exchange here, as well as some commentary about it.

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