O'Rourke: 'Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15'

Democratic debates 2019: Texas state representative Briscoe Cain tweets at Beto O'Rourke that his AR-15

Democratic debates 2019: Texas state representative Briscoe Cain tweets at Beto O'Rourke that his AR-15 "is ready for you"

The rest of Cain's Twitter account, including his response calling O'Rourke a child for labeling the tweet a "death threat", remained online Thursday night.

"If the high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was created to do that so that you would bleed to death on a battlefield. when we see that being used against children", O'Rourke said.

Cain did not respond for multiple requests for comment about his message.

"I am", the former Texas congressman responded, "if it's a weapon that was created to kill people on a battlefield". Cain tweeted "My AR is ready for you Robert Francis" shortly after O'Rourke gave his answer, using O'Rourke's given name. Clearly, you shouldn't own an AR-15-and neither should anyone else. People who fail to participate in the mandatory buyback of assault weapons will be fined.

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The school went even further by adopting the young boy's logo design and selling shirts to benefit an anti-bullying program. His teacher wrote on Facebook that the boy was proud of his creation, but was devastated when other kids made fun of him.

"Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?" asked ABC moderator and "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, referring to O'Rourke's proposal for cracking down on mass shootings.

The Twitter policy that Cain violated, according to a Twitter spokesperson, was the rule that "You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people".

"We must take the fight directly to the source of this problem", O'Rourke said of the president, as he returned to the campaign trail some two weeks after the shooting. "People were murdered. The language you are using and the way you are using it is unsafe". He added that he went to a gun show in Arkansas where, he said, "You might be surprised".

The paper noted that when students across the nation left class to protest gun violence in the wake of a 2018 mass shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla., Cain responded by introducing legislation which would temporarily revoke state funding from any Texas schools where similar walkouts took place. The campaign declined to offer any additional comment, including any response to Twitter's decision to take down Cain's original tweet.

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