Beto: If Elected, I Am Going To Confiscate Your Semi-Auto Firearms

Far-left Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis O'Rourke announced over the weekend that if he is elected president, he intends to confiscate tens of millions of semi-automatic firearms from law-abiding Americans.

O'Rourke made the remarks while campaigning in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday when he was asked by a reporter how he plans to address peoples' fears that the government is going to come and take many of their semi-automatic firearms.

O'Rourke responded: "I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do. Americans who own [the technically undefinable sub-class of semi-automatic firearms referred to as "assault weapons"] will have to sell them to the government."

O'Rourke, who is barely polling above 2% in the polls, has struggled to gain any traction with his campaign after his failed Senate bid in Texas.

In May, The Daily Beast reported that opposition research requests from a top opposition research firm on O'Rourke "have completely died off."

O'Rourke has tried to use recent tragedies to relaunch his campaign and has tried using as much profanity as possible, including on national television, as a way of getting attention.