In one of the more dramatic moments of the September 12 Democratic debates, Beto O’Rourke said that he would “take away” AR-15, AK 47s, and other automatic weapons to prevent mass shootings. This has led has led to quite predictable death threats from Gun Rights advocates. One of these is actually from a Texas state rep., Briscoe Cain, who represents a district not far from Houston.
According several news reports, Cain tweeted that “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.” (O’Rourke’s full name is Robert Francis O’Rourke.) Cain’s tweet would seem to be threat, and it has been removed by Twitter.
Cain has a history of making somewhat strident statements. At one point, he called for the state capital, Austin, to be “abolished” as punishment for its liberal leanings.