Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke hosts town hall at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke hosted a town hall at the Ohio State University on Tuesday.

He spoke to a crowd of about 250 mostly Ohio State University students.

O'Rourke has been criticized for saying he wants to buy back all AR-15s and AK-47s, but he says that's a start to preventing another mass shooting like what happened in El Paso and Dayton.

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“Yes, universal background checks, red flag laws and end the sale of war. Even more important, we have to buy back every AK-47 and AR-15,” O’Rourke said.

O'Rourke's biggest applause of the night came when he was talking about health care.

“We're proposing universal guaranteed high-quality healthcare, which means primary health care prescription healthcare, mental health care. It also means every woman making her own decisions, and having access to the care that makes that happen,” he said.

Those who say they plan on voting for him hope he gets enough support to break through the crowded field.