Beto O’Rourke laughingly exclaims at Heckler over Uvalde shooting: ‘It can be funny for you, motherfucker’

Beto O’Rourke hit back at a heckler who laughed out loud on Wednesday as the Texas gubernatorial candidate spoke about the Uvalde school massacre.

O’Rourke was addressing a crowd at a Mineral Wells city hall during his 49-day tour of Texas when he began speaking about the recent mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.

“I will make sure that now 11 weeks after we lost 19 children and their two teachers shot with a gun originally designed for use in combat, it is legally purchased by an 18 year old who will not try got one when he was 16 or 17 but obey the law that’s on the books ladies and gentlemen that says you can’t buy one, you can buy two or more if you want , AR-15, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and take this weapon, originally designed for use on the battlefields of Vietnam, to penetrate the helmet of an enemy soldier at 500 feet and knock him down dead…”

A man was heard laughing in the background.

“Fighting kids in the 1.50m…it might be fun for you, motherfucker, but it’s not fun for me, okay?” said O’Rourke.

The crowd then erupted in applause and gave O’Rourke a standing ovation.

“We’re going to make sure that our kids who are starting their school year now don’t have to worry about someone coming into their school with a gun like this,” O’Rourke said.

After the event, O’Rourke tweeted: “Parents in Uvalde are calling for action to end gun violence so families no longer have to go through what they are experiencing. As governor, I will work with them to deliver it.”

According to footage posted to social media, the man was among a group of counter-protesters and supporters of Governor Greg Abbott who were reportedly allowed into the compound.

In a video posted to Twitter by Roza Calderón, who confirmed to The Daily Beast that she was in the crowd at the time and was sitting “right in front of the counter-protesters,” police can be seen speaking to one of Abbott’s supporters was supposedly among those who laughed.

“While he was talking about the Uvalde massacre, every single Abbott supporter laughed as loud as they could like it was a joke,” she said.

O’Rourke, who performs in Republican strongholds, has been a vocal advocate of gun control and more restrictive laws.

The footage was widely shared online, with Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, praising O’Rourke, “That’s how you react when someone laughs out loud while they’re about mass.” speaks filming in Uvalde.”

Urging voters to donate to the O’Rourke campaign, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts asked: “Please knock on doors for Beto. Please get the voice out for Beto.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/beto-orourke-calls-out-heckler-laughing-over-uvalde-shooting-it-may-be-funny-to-you-motherfucker?source=articles&via=rss Beto O’Rourke laughingly exclaims at Heckler over Uvalde shooting: ‘It can be funny for you, motherfucker’

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