HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he proposes taking away weapons designed to kill people on a battlefield.
The comments came in response to a question during the Houston Democratic debate about gun control.
"Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We're not going to allow them to be used against our fellow Americans anymore."
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Earlier in the debate, the former Texas congressman claimed the perpetrator of last month's mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso was inspired by President Donald Trump.
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'Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15:' Beto O'Rourke talks guns during Democratic debate