Ted Cruz on Mass Shootings
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Ted Cruz on Mass Shootings

October 26, 2019

Here is the simple truth, strict gun control
laws do not work. If you look at the empirical data, the jurisdictions
with the strictest gun control laws typically have among them the highest crime rates and
highest murder rates. You look at Chicago, you look at Washington DC. Both among the
most draconian gun laws in the country. And both consistently among the worst crime rates
and murder rates. Contrast that with other cities. My home state of Texas or for that
matter, the great state of New Hampshire, where we actually believe in protecting the
right to keep and bear arms. And you see crime rates that are much, much lower. You know
there is nothing criminals like more than unarmed victims. It is a pattern that has
been lost on nobody. That a very large percentage of these horrible mass shootings have occurred
in so called gun free school zones or gun free zones. Areas where the criminal knows
the victims will not be in the position to defend themselves and they’ll be vulnerable.
I don’t think that is an accident. I’ll point out 2 and ½ years ago we saw another
mass shooting in Newtown CT, It was horrifying, I’ll tell you as a parent of 2 young children.
To see a psychotic madman murdering little kids, shakes you to the core. That was an
opportunity President Obama could have taken to bring us together. For us to stand together,
in the wake of that shooting and say, “let’s come together and lets go after the bad guy”.
With respect to violent criminals, let’s come down on them like a ton of bricks. But
instead, President Obama then did the very same thing he is doing now. He immediately
took the opportunity to politicize the tragedy and not target the bad guys, not target the
criminals. But instead, try and strip away the Constitutional Rights of law-abiding citizens.
You know, I joined with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley in authoring legislation—it was the Grassley-Cruz
legislation. It was called the Law Enforcement Alternative, and I lead the fight against
President Obama’s efforts to restrict our Constitutional Rights to keep and bear arms
in the Senate. We defeated every single proposal of the President Obama’s that would have
undermined the right to keep and bear arms. We defeated it on the floor of the Senate.
But if you look at Grassley-Cruz, what did it do? It focused energy on the bad guys.
For example, every year there are tens of thousands of felons and fugitives who attempt
to illegally purchase fire arms. The Obama administration refuses to prosecute, it is
utterly indefensible. The Grassley-Cruz Legislation I introduced would have created a gun violence
task force to prosecute. If a felon or fugitive comes and tries to buy an illegal gun, we
should go after them, prosecute them and throw them in jail. You know why Grassley-Cruz didn’t
pass? Because Democrats filibustered. Harry Reid led a filibuster against it because their
view was they had no interest in actually doing anything going after criminals. Then
if they couldn’t restrict your right and my right to keep and bear arms, they were
going to do nothing what so ever to go after the bad guys.

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  1. Ted Cruz is a idiot and ignorant fool having gun laws would have been able to stop this person from getting a gun in his hands. It doesn't take away your gun away from responsible gun owners.

  2. Did you know that Rafael "Ted" Cruz used to work for two powerful Washington Cartel establishment figures like G. W. Bush and John Boehner?

    Did you know that his wife was a member and has written a report for the CFR, a globalist organisation that called for the creation of a "North American Union", in order to unite the US with Mexico and Canada? [Ted Cruz himself, when asked, has called the CFR a pernicious nest of snakes…]

    Did you know that Rafael "Ted" Cruz's wife works for Goldman "bailout" Sach, that was one of the big banks that got the bailout money from the Bush Obama stimulus? Now it seems that G. Sachs is donating to Cruz's campaing [$ 37.000 +]…

    – http://www.nhteapartycoalition.org/tea/2015/06/21/ted-cruz/
    – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416074/ted-cruz-bush-years-jim-geraghty
    – http://granitegrok.com/blog/2014/01/i-dont-know-what-or-who-to-believe-anymore
    – http://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/politico-a-pernicious-nest-of-snakes/
    – http://www.examiner.com/article/is-ted-cruz-planned-to-become-the-1st-president-of-a-north-american-union

  3. Marxist democrats do not care about the loss of innocent human life–if they did they would not be mass murdering the unborn.

  4. that's not true no one is trying to take away guns from responsible gun owners that's a damn lie republicans are saying

  5. Can I take a gun to one of Cruz's campaign appearances?

    According to USA Today, here are the states with the most gun violence:

    1. Alaska
    2. Louisiana
    3. Mississippi
    4. Alabama
    5. Montana

    All are red states with lax gun laws. Ted Cruz lies again. (I'd post a link, but copy and paste isn't allowed in this thread. Search "States with the most gun violence.")

  6. What would Jesus do? Would jesus defend the right to own tools designed to kill others? Seems like most republican talking points can be dismantled by asking the simple question of" what would Jesus do?"

  7. I would love to hear Ted Cruz reacting on Orlando "gay" club mass shooting……that would be interesting…..

  8. Well of course there will be high crime in a huge fucking city like Chicago! Okay then, let's give everyone guns! That'll surely solve all of our problems ­čÖé

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