A Colorado woman confronted Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke Thursday on his controversial proposal to go after high-powered weapons through a mandatory buyback program.
"I am here to say: Hell, no, you’re not," Lauren Boebert told O'Rourke, passionately defending her rights under the Second Amendment.
"I have four children, I am 5-foot-0, 100 pounds, I cannot really defend myself with a fist. ... I want to know how you're going to legislate that because a criminal breaks the law, so all you're going to do is restrict law-abiding citizens, like myself."
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The former Texas congressman was holding a town hall event in Aurora, where a shooter killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 at a movie theater in 2012. The crowd that assembled was largely supportive of his vow to take guns from law-abiding Americans.
O'Rourke received a spirited round of applause at last week's presidential debate when he responded "hell, yes" to a question on whether he favors taking guns like the AR-15 away from law-abiding citizens.
"Self-defense is a right that we have that shall not be infringed in America," she said.
O'Rourke told the audience that he refuses to accept the number of shootings that take place in the United States
"This doesn’t happen in any other country. There are 329 million of us. There are 390 million guns. No other country has this kind of ratio. No other country allows its citizens to buy weapons that were designed for war. … The logic of your argument is, Why shouldn’t we allow you to have a bazooka or drive a tank down the street?” he answered.