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Beto O'Rourke: We Must Do Something About '40,000 Gun Deaths a Year'

Beto O'Rourke: We Must Do Something About  '40,000 Gun Deaths a Year'
Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a Town Hall event at Tufts University Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

By    |   Sunday, 15 September 2019 11:26 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday the angry reaction to his “hell yes” comment about taking away gun owners’ military-style rifles shows “how screwed up” political priorities are.

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” O’Rourke pushed back at critics who said his comment at the last Democratic candidates’ debate would be used against Democrats by pro-gun groups.

That just “shows you how screwed up the priorities in Washington, D.C. are,” he responded, mentioning shootings in his hometown of El Passo, Texas, as well as in nearby Odessa.

 “Talking to those doctors and trauma room surgeons who treated those victims in El Paso, they said these are wounds of war, that high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hit their systems just shredded everything inside of them,” he said.

“I refuse to accept that. And I refuse to even acknowledge the politics or the polling or the fear or the NRA. That has purchased the complicity and silence of members of Congress. And this weak response to a real tragedy in America — 40,000 gun deaths a year — we’ve got to do something about it.”

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