Beto O'Rourke: Rittenhouse Saga 'Makes the Case' Against AR-15s

Beto O'Rourke: Rittenhouse Saga 'Makes the Case' Against AR-15s

Beto O’Rourke suggested during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union that the Kyle Rittenhouse saga “makes the case” against AR-15 ownership.

Host Dana Bash asked O’Rourke to give his take on the Rittenhouse “not guilty” verdict. O’Rourke answered:

This entire tragedy makes the case that we should not allow our fellow Americans to own and use weapons that were originally designed for battlefield use. That AR-15, that AK-47, has one single, solitary purpose, and that is killing people as effectively, as efficiently, and in as great a number in as little time as possible.

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He added, “We saw that in Kenosha, we saw that in El Paso, Texas, where 23 people were murdered by someone with an AK-47

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