Cruz Criticizes PolitiFact for Claiming O’Rourke Doesn’t Plan to ‘Take Our Guns’

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke are not pals, and Ted calls it how he sees it. Check out the links in this post and see what Beto says, and what Beto means, for yourself. READ MORE

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SOURCE: National Review, by Mairead McArdle

Texas senator Ted Cruz took aim at fact-checking website PolitiFact last Friday, criticizing the site for having previously claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke does not plan to “take our guns” after O’Rourke explicitly suggested otherwise at last Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

“When we see that being used against children . . . hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said from the debate stage when asked if he was proposing that the government confiscate legally owned assault-style weapons. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”


Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15. If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on the battlefield, we’re going to buy it back.

Just a reminder, when I said it, PolitiFact (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) rated “Beto wants to take our guns” as FALSE. Maybe they should buy one of his new t-shirts..

In March, PolitiFact fact-checked a line from a Cruz campaign song that accused O’Rourke of wanting to “open borders and . . . take our guns,” awarding it a “false” rating.

“We saw no language authorizing or directing officials to take existing guns,” PolitiFact said of a failed House measure backed by O’Rourke, which would ban the future sale of AR-15s.

“My intent is for AR-15s not to be sold to the public,” O’Rourke told the fact-checking outlet.

See what PolitiFact has to say and judge for yourself.


2 thoughts on “Cruz Criticizes PolitiFact for Claiming O’Rourke Doesn’t Plan to ‘Take Our Guns’”

  1. he made the statement plain as day. Now they are facing a huge backlash and are trying to scurry away from it a fast as possible. too late dems, the horse is out of the barn.

  2. I listened to exactly what he said and he said it plain as day. For Democrats and Politifact to say he didn’t say it or mean it, is just out and out lying on their part. If they think that not letting your gun getting bought back is not taking your gun, I say B.S. to that statement. Several states are already slow boating confiscation (California has been doing it for years using gun registration and constant changes to gun laws as the excuse). I had a friend get jacked up in California for trying to register a handgun that was legal until he submitted the paperwork. Now he’s being prosecuted for illegal possession of a gun, that was legal on their DOJ website when he registered it. The only difference between house to house and slowly grabbing guns is avoiding a civil war. If you slowly turn up the heat on gun owners, that’s different then a big gun grab. Slow boating is when you’re accused of committing some minor crime or your neighbor sees a rifle and they use it as an excuse to search your home or car and arrest you for possession of a unregistered or illegal rifle. House-to-house would start a civil war, so they’ll slow boat it. Hoping that in 50 or 100 years they’ll get the guns, shut down the gun industry and stifle legal gun ownership (including handguns). Taking AR-15’s is the camel’s nose in the gun ban tent.

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