Gun Shop Sells Out of AR-15s with Beto O’Rourke ‘Beto Specials’ Promotion

An Arizona gun shop owner was so incensed by Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s claim that he would confiscate America’s AR-15s that he sponsored a “Beto Special” rifle sale and sold out of his entire stock in but a few hours.

During last week’s Democrat “debate,” “O’Rourke admitted flat out that he intended to confiscate every gun he claims is an “assault weapon” if he becomes president of the United States.

The claim infuriated the owner of Tempe, Arizona, gun shop Alpha Dog Firearms, so much so that he decided to launch his big “Beto Special” sale.

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“I saw the comments that he made, and I was kinda like, ‘You know what: the Hell with this guy,” said gun shop owner Matt Boggs told the HollowNet podcast.

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Boggs noted that he didn’t even care if he lost money on the sales, he just wanted to put more rifles in the hands of Americans.

The shop owner decided on a $350 price tag for his sale, which is at least a third off the price of a base AR-15 rifle.

The sale was direct response to O’Rourke in no uncertain terms. The description on the store’s Facebook page left no doubt:

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 and look for all our AR15 and AK47 deals under the BETO SPECIALS tab. Deals and discounts will be added fresh all day!

The store had 200 rifles in stock and sold them out in two hours.

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