Fox host tells viewers to stock up on AR-15s after Democratic presidential candidate speaks out against them

Fox host tells viewers to stock up on AR-15s after Democratic presidential candidate speaks out against them

Pete Hegseth: "Go out and get your second AR-15 today. Maybe it's a good reason to do so"

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From the March 17 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Weekend:

ED HENRY (CO-HOST): He’s coming out of the gate, he's apologizing for various things in his past, and he's calling for a ban on the AR-15. Watch. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

BETO O'ROURKE: We allow people in this country to buy weapons that were designed, engineered, and sold to the United States military for the express purpose of killing people as effectively as possible in as great a number as possible. If you own AR-15, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly and safely. I just don't think that we need to sell any more weapons of war into this public --

[END VIDEO]

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Such easy, loose rhetoric of the left. They'll say it -- I'll say it again, if I own an AR-15, stocks of gun companies probably will go up after things like this. Responsible gun owners recognize their right to own rifles like that. You can use "weapons of war" or "assault ban" all you want. This will appeal to his base, young people who are uninformed about the difference between an automatic and semi-automatic rifle. But, go out and get your second AR-15 today. Maybe it's a good reason to do so. 

Previously:

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