Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has reported a Texas lawmaker to the FBI after he tweeted that his attack rifle “is in a position for you”.
Republican legislator Briscoe Cain’s tweet used to be deleted by way of Twitter after the Democrat referred to as it a “dying danger”.
Mr Cain tweeted after Mr O’Rourke referred to as right through a reside TV debate on Thursday evening for a ban on semi-automatic rifles.
He mentioned his plan to confiscate some sorts of weapons.
“Hell, sure, we are going to take your AR-15,” Mr O’Rourke, a former Democratic Texas congressman, stated at the debate degree in Houston.
“My AR is in a position for you Robert Francis,” tweeted the 34-year-old Republican, the usage of Mr O’Rourke’s criminal first identify. AR stands for Armalite rifle.
Mr O’Rourke answered: “Obviously, you should not personal an AR-15 – and neither will have to any individual else.”
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Some Texas lawmakers criticised the tweet, which Twitter took down, pronouncing “it violates our laws for threats of violence”.
Mr Cain later hit again on Twitter, calling Mr O’Rourke “a kid”.
A spokesman for Mr O’Rourke stated the Texas state legislator have been reported to the FBI.
In 2018, police had been referred to as to take away Mr Cain from the state Democratic conference after he confirmed up with a pistol and pro-gun pamphlets, the Citadel Value Big name-Telegram reported.
Mr O’Rourke has made gun regulate a key plank of his White Area marketing campaign since 22 other folks had been killed in a rampage at a Walmart in his homeland of El Paso, Texas, closing month.