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USA: Beto O’Rourke calls for more gun control in wake of synagogue shooting

United States, Los Angeles
April 28, 2019 at 05:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made his first campaign stop in California with a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday.

O’Rourke used the occasion to send a message of mourning to the victims and relatives of the shooting at a synagogue that occurred the same day in Poway, San Diego county, in which one person was killed and three were injured.

The 46-year-old promised that weapons designed for the US military will be "kept on the battlefields and no longer sold into our communities" if he were to be elected.

The Texan also addressed immigration issues by reaffirming his commitment to reuniting children separated from their parents at the US southern border.

Referring to US President Donald Trump, O’Rourke said he gives "license not just to offend but to act against one another” when describing "klansmen, neo-nazis and white supremacist as very fine people."

The Congressman rose to prominence after being close to beating his Republican opponent Ted Cruz in the traditionally red state of Texas, during US Senate elections last year.

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made his first campaign stop in California with a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday.

O’Rourke used the occasion to send a message of mourning to the victims and relatives of the shooting at a synagogue that occurred the same day in Poway, San Diego county, in which one person was killed and three were injured.

The 46-year-old promised that weapons designed for the US military will be "kept on the battlefields and no longer sold into our communities" if he were to be elected.

The Texan also addressed immigration issues by reaffirming his commitment to reuniting children separated from their parents at the US southern border.

Referring to US President Donald Trump, O’Rourke said he gives "license not just to offend but to act against one another” when describing "klansmen, neo-nazis and white supremacist as very fine people."

The Congressman rose to prominence after being close to beating his Republican opponent Ted Cruz in the traditionally red state of Texas, during US Senate elections last year.

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