Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed the contentious issue of gun control with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning, acknowledging that something should be done, but disagreeing with what his Democratic colleagues are proposing:
“We absolutely need to do more. We need to strengthen background checks … we’ve seen too damn many of these [shootings] in the state of Texas… Now the question is what do we need to do that actually works,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tells @GStephanopoulos https://t.co/JgtJM6UwxW pic.twitter.com/a6vLHHoooG
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 15, 2019
Cruz went on to reiterate what many have pointed out: everything the anti-Second Amendment Democrats have proposed wouldn’t have prevented any mass shootings. In their zeal to posture for the media, Democrats ignore reality and keep putting forth weak policy ideas that punish only law-abiding gun owners and enthusiasts.
There are damn few people out there making the pro-Second Amendment case as calmly, as eloquently and as factually as Ted Cruz. He even (too generously, if you ask me) graciously met with the washed-up actress Alyssa Milano to discuss gun policy, which is a lot like trying to discuss the merits of various craft beers with Carrie Nation.
But here’s the real warning from this piece:
He also cautioned fellow Republicans about overreacting to the problem of mass shootings:
“If Republicans abandon the Second Amendment and demoralize millions of Americans who care deeply about Second Amendment rights, that could go a long way to electing a President Elizabeth Warren,” Cruz said.
Anti-gun politicians like to cast aspersions at the NRA, but that august organization’s five million members are only a drop in the bucket. The GOP neglects gun owners at their peril; the pro-Second Amendment community is well-organized, well-informed and have long memories.
And we vote, Republicans. You can bet your goddamn last bottom dollar on it.