Beto O'Rourke Accuses Lawmaker of Death Threat With AR-15 Tweet

Beto O'Rourke speaks during Day 2 of the California Democratic Party Convention

Beto O'Rourke speaks during Day 2 of the California Democratic Party Convention

Mary González of Clint responded to Cain's original tweet by saying the state needs leaders who want to change "our culture of violence".

Twitter took the comment down within hours because it violated a rule forbidding threats of violence and O'Rourke's campaign planned to report the tweet to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to CNN.

"I think it's absolutely clear that there's one party here that absolutely will make sure that we are defending the Second Amendment, defending Americans' constitutional rights, and there is another party - and you've seen it with the Democrats - who really have no care and no concern about the Second Amendment", she said.

O'Rourke's birth name is Robert Francis O'Rourke, and he has been mocked by Republican lawmakers for using his nickname, Beto. A spokesman told The Post that it violated the company's terms of service, which prohibit violent threats.

That prompted Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain, a Republican, to publish a tweet taunting O'Rourke.

But it was just one year ago when the candidate, who was running against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, encouraged Texans to keep their AR-15's and use them lawfully. "It will be the law". As a conservative Republican, Cain states that he supports "limited government, less regulation, increased transparency, the value of life, and traditional family values".

O'Rourke's campaign is now selling t-shirts with the caption, "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15". Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, to support mandatory buybacks for certain guns. The FBI has been asked to take a look.

Democratic presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks with the press after the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Houston, Sept. 12, 2019.

In response to the recent wave of gun violence stoked by white nationalism, O'Rourke has proposed an expansive plan to establish a national gun registry, a national gun licensing system, and a mandatory buyback program of assault-style rifles. "People were murdered. The language you are using and the way you are using it is risky".

A spokesman for Mr O'Rourke said the Texas state legislator had been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On Wednesday, for instance, he suggested on Twitter that the Texas legislature should "abolish" the famously liberal city of Austin.

Cain was elected to represent Texas House District 128 in 2016. Typically, the publication explained, freshmen lawmakers are exempted from the list, but they cited Cain's "uninformed and belligerent performance".

Congress is expected to weigh new controls in the wake of a series of mass shootings in the last two months, two of them in Texas, that stunned the nation.