WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Touting the endorsements of the Texas State Rifle Affiliation and the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday instructed supporters in Waco that Texans have a “God given proper to self protection” and that he’s the one one who stands in the best way of a socialist taking away weapons from personal residents.
“That proper to self-defense is enshrouded in the USA Structure within the Second Modification,” the governor mentioned, “On this specific election, we have to perceive, my probably opponent, Beto O’Rourke, Robert Francis O’Rourke, has threatened your God given Second Modification rights by threatening to return and take your weapons.”
Throughout a Democratic presidential debate in September 2019, shortly after the Walmart bloodbath in El Paso, Texas, O’Rourke threw his assist behind a “necessary assault weapon buyback program.” The Democrat, on the time, mentioned, “Hell sure, we’re coming in your AR-15.”
In an interview with KLTV in Tyler, Texas, O’Rourke appeared to backtrack on that pledge. “I’m not fascinated about taking something from anybody,” O’Rourke mentioned. “What I need to be sure that we do is defend the Second Modification. I need to be sure that we defend our fellow Texans much better than we’re doing proper now. And that we hearken to regulation enforcement, which Greg Abbott refused to do.”
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Abbott accused of O’Rourke of “double speaking” in Tyler and mentioned he doesn’t consider the Democrat has had a change of coronary heart relating to gun rights in Texas. “We all know what Beto desires to do. He does need to come and undermine your Second Modification rights and we aren’t going to permit that to occur within the nice state of Texas,” Abbott mentioned.
The governor instructed supporters he was proud to signal new legal guidelines this previous legislative session making Texas a Constitutional Carry state and a Second Modification sanctuary state.
“Both you’ll be able to elect someone who will defend your Second Modification rights, or you’ll be able to keep dwelling and never vote and let the liberal, leftist socialists hijack your Second Modification rights,” the governor mentioned.
The governor additionally blasted the Democratic candidate for his “idiotic” thought to defund the police. “Austin defunded the police and the outcomes have been all-too predictable. This previous yr, Austin set an all-time report excessive in murders. In Texas, we don’t defund the police, we assist our regulation enforcement officers.”
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