Beto O’Rourke got what he wanted. People are saying his name. But it might not be the way he wanted.
In the latest debate, he forcefully said:
“Hell yes, we’re taking your AR’s!”
Since O’Rourke clearly stated he wanted to take specific, legally-owned guns from American citizens, his words caused an uproar, with those on the left supporting him and those on the right denouncing him.
But there were others who saw an opportunity.
He said in an interview with The HolloNet:
“I saw the comments that he made, and I was kinda like, ‘You know what: the Hell with this guy.’”
The next morning Boggs posted gun specials on his company Facebook page with the following message:
Beto O’Rourke said “hell yes we’re taking your AR’s”. Well Beto, we’re discounting AR15’s to such a low price that EVERY AMERICAN can afford one. How about the low low price of just $349.99? Yeah, that works. Available online only. Go to www.alphadogfirearmsaz.com and look for all our AR15 and AK47 deals under the BETO SPECIALS tab. Deals and discounts will be added fresh all day!
Boggs sold more than 200 rifles in just two hours, and sold out by the afternoon.
The pace of sales are reminiscent of when then-President Obama would discuss gun control, driving gun purchases through the roof.