Latest True Fact-checks on Beto O'Rourke Beto O'Rourke stated on September 4, 2019 in an interview: "There are 390 million guns out on the streets of a country of 329 million people." Beto O'Rourke stated on August 3, 2019 in a press conference: Says of El Paso that some years, "in a city of almost 700,000, we had five murders the entire year. Our average over the last 10 years is 18 (murders per year). We exceeded that average just on one day" after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the city. Beto O'Rourke stated on June 13, 2019 in an interview with Stephen Colbert: In 2018, when he ran for senator, "young voter turnout in early voting was up 500%. We won more votes than any Democrat has in the history of the state of Texas." Beto O'Rourke stated on October 16, 2018 in a debate televised from San Antonio: Says "only one other senator from either party over the last 25 years" has "a worse record on bipartisanship" than Ted Cruz. Beto O'Rourke stated on March 6, 2018 in an interview on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher": "I don’t take a dime of PAC money." Beto O'Rourke stated on February 24, 2018 in a Waco campaign stop: Says "PTA meetings are now being conducted to help parents tell their kids" that if a guy with an AR-15 walks into their classroom, "you are supposed to create as much chaos as you possibly can. They want you to scream and yell and dance around and throw books and just keep moving."