Failed Democrat senate and presidential candidate tries new tactic in governor’s race, embracing gun rights as defeat looms for Dems in midterms.

Source: Adan Salazar

Failed senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is backtracking on previous campaign promises claiming he’d like to confiscate everyone’s firearms.

On Tuesday, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate told reporters in Tyler, Texas, he’s no longer “interested” in grabbing guns, appearing to have changed his tune from his stance during the 2019 Democrat presidential debate where he exclaimed, “Hell yes! we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone,” O’Rourke told reporters.

The radical far-left El Paso-based politician went on to say to the contrary, he actually cherishes and wants to defend gun rights.

“What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke professed, going on to falsely claim that a new Texas open carry gun law has harmed police.

“I want to make sure that we protect our fellow Texans far better than we’re doing right now,” he said. “And that we listen to law enforcement, which Greg Abbott refused to do. He turned his back on them when he signed that permitless carry bill that endangers the lives of law enforcement in a state that’s seen more cops and sheriff’s deputies gunned down than in any other.”

Is Beto’s campaign implementing a new tactic after being spooked by the prospect that Biden’s abysmal poll numbers will collectively hurtle Democrats toward certain defeat in November?

Robert Francis’s newfound respect for the US Constitution comes just months after he told the Texas Tribunethat it’s common sense to take certain guns, which he characterized as “designed for use on a battlefield,” off the streets.

“I think most Texans can agree—maybe all Texans can agree—that we should not see our friends, our family members, our neighbors, shot up with weapons that were originally designed for use on a battlefield,” O’Rourke told the Tribune last November.

Less than a week later, he doubled down on his controversial comments in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union.

“Look, we are a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership. And most of us here in Texas do not want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors shot up with these weapons of war. So yes, I still hold this view,” O’Rourke said.

Will the former Texas state rep’s radical new policy reversal in the face of certain Democrat doom fool enough people to help him squeak out a victory in November?

H/t: The Epoch Times