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The Daily BeastSep 15, 2019
Beto O'Rourke Pushes Back After Pete Buttigieg Blasts His Call to Confiscate AR-15s
Amid growing Democratic criticism of his repeated call to ban assault-style weapons and impose mandatory buybacks of AR-15s and AK-47s, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke defended his position while also firing back at his Democratic critics, specifically South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

During an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host Chuck Todd noted that there's been a "lot of hand-wringing about what you said," adding that Democrats agree with the former Texas congressman's sentiment but fear that "the rhetoric is going to actually backfire."

O'Rourke, who has previously said on air that it is "fucked up" that America has dealt with so many mass shootings of late, told Todd that this "shows how screwed up the priorities in Washington, D.C. are" when it comes to confronting mass gun-related massacres.

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