Texas lawmaker tweets that his ‘AR is ready’ for Beto O’Rourke after debate

A Republican lawmaker from Texas made what Beto O’Rourke called a “death threat” against the Democratic presidential candidate on Twitter, prompting a report to the FBI.

In response to a question about his proposal that owners of assault weapons be forced to sell them to the government, O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

Texas state Rep. Brisco Cain, a pro-gun, Republican lawmaker, responded on Twitter, “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.”

Within hours, Twitter removed the tweet for violating its terms of service, but not before O’Rourke took a screenshot.

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