Speaking at a town hall, Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) responds to a citizen claiming bad guys will always find a way to get a gun.
BETO: You mentioned, you know, criminals don't follow the law and they'll find some other way to get guns. And I think that's true in many cases. But in Uvalde this guy waited patiently until he was 18 years old to buy those two AR-15s and the hundreds of rounds. He didn't try to get one on the black market when he was seventeen, although he was itching to do it, or 16. If we raise it to 21, we at least have three more years of some kind of intervention to hopefully get this guy moving in a different direction. Direction. If we have, in addition, a red flag law – because this guy was sending off signals that he wanted to do something like this – we can intervene before it's too late.