At a town hall meeting in Mineral Wells, Texas, Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, lashed out at an audience member who was reportedly laughing at O'Rourke's comments about the Uvalde school shooting. "It may be funny to you, motherf***er, but it's not funny to me," said O'Rourke, receiving applause from the audience.
BETO O'ROURKE: I'm gonna make sure that now 11 weeks since we lost 19 kids and their two teachers, shot to death with a weapon originally designed for use in combat, legally purchased by an 18-year-old who did not try to obtain one when he was 16 or 17, but followed the law that's on the books, ladies and gentlemen, that says that you can buy not one. You can buy two or more if you want to, AR-15s, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and take that weapon that was originally designed for use on the battlefields in Vietnam to penetrate an enemy soldier's helmet at 500 feet and knock him down dead--
[MAN LAUGHING LOUDLY]
--up against kids at 5 feet. It may be funny to you, [BLEEP] but it's not funny to me, OK?
We're gonna make sure-- we're going to make sure-- we're going to make sure that our kids who are starting their school year right now-- that they don't have to worry.