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Beto O’Rourke went after assault rifles in his run for president. Will that hurt him with gun-loving Texans?

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said at a debate when he was running for president. Now he's running for governor and said he won't be backing down from the statement.

Then-presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke responds to a question during a forum held by gun safety organizations in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 2, 2019.

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