Congressman Dan Buck (R-CO) is trending on Twitter after posting a sinister video with the red, white, and blue AR-15 mounted in his office.
The Congressman challenged Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to "come and take" the assault weapon from him.
Watch the unsettling video below.
I have just one message for Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke, if you want to take everyone’s AR-15s, why don’t you swing… https://t.co/KZxbsPHfCi— Congressman Ken Buck (@Congressman Ken Buck)1583507150.0
Buck says in the video:
"I have a message for Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke. If you want to take everyone's AR-15 in America, why don't you swing by my office in Washington, DC and start with this one? Come and take it."
Biden was famously instrumental in passing a ten year assault weapons ban in 1994, while Beto said in a Democratic debate, "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," after noting the power of the weapons to kill multiple people in a matter of seconds.
O'Rourke was quick to respond.
This guy makes the case for both an assault weapons ban and a mandatory buyback program better than I ever could. T… https://t.co/Trl7Q1hsuL— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1583520411.0
Others who lost loved ones to AR-15 violence rebuked Buck (Warning: graphic description below).
.@RepKenBuck, had I seen this yesterday when in DC I gladly would have. My daughter died from a single AR 15 bulle… https://t.co/p5A5F5RuJb— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1583510997.0
My precious daughter was slaughter with the same type of gun in YOUR state. Shot 6 times with those .223s ripping &… https://t.co/11EBoUZUWj— Sandy Phillips (@Sandy Phillips)1583523985.0
Not treating every firearm as if it were loaded was how my Dad died when I was young. Shameful to see this idiot… https://t.co/dVCLJv5oRH— Tyler Redenbaugh (@Tyler Redenbaugh)1583523726.0
The menacing video was shocking to many.
A confused boomer muzzling his employees with a glittery, flag-encrusted AR with no sights, threatening to shoot hi… https://t.co/Omeo52cIfK— Socialist Rifle Association (@Socialist Rifle Association)1583515561.0
I have reported this tweet from @RepKenBuck to twitter for violating terms of service by explicitly or implicitly t… https://t.co/hOmIAcEhKJ— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1583519580.0
America's schoolchildren are being gunned down with that kind of weapon, and instead of trying to protect them, he'… https://t.co/3NUBu9Wmap— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1583513794.0
Some pointed out that Buck's handling of the gun indicated he doesn't know how to safely use it.
I have just three messages for Rep. Ken Buck: 1: that gaudy POS has no sights at all so good luck hitting anything… https://t.co/lvB7Viohnd— John Phipps (@John Phipps)1583511291.0
.@RepKenBuck pointed an AR-15 at the cameraman as he swung it around. This is a violation of the FIRST rule of gun… https://t.co/SVQbSMaq73— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1583518423.0
Just a day before posting this video, Buck accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of making threats to Supreme Court justices.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s threatening words targeted at two Supreme Court Justices are not only inappr… https://t.co/JpUNyERGRj— Congressman Ken Buck (@Congressman Ken Buck)1583421431.0
Not a good look, Ken.