Ted Cruz on the 2nd Amendment
Senator Ted Cruz gets it… and in this brief encounter with a reporter who tried to get him to waffle on background checks due to strong public opinion, he dug in his heels and stood firm.
He, above all other candidates, has not hesitated to take a strong stand in support of gun rights for the American people.
I was on a media panel during one of his first debates in the Senate race.
I grilled him thoroughly on 2nd Amendment issues that night several years ago. He was solid then… and he’s solid now.
This is one of many reasons why, my money and my support are going to Cruz 2016.
At a recent event, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz was asked the following question:
“In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, a statistic surfaced putting support for BACKGROUND CHECKS at 90%. Did you go against the want of the nation with your vote against Manchin-Toomey (a bill that would have required BACKGROUND CHECKS on all commercial sales of guns)?”
“You know there’s an old line: there are lies, damn lies and statistics.
You’re right, that was a poll that was bandied around a lot, but you can find a lot of results in a poll depending on how you frame the question.
As you and I both know, we have a system of background CHECKS in place right now.
What Manchin-Toomey was trying to do was extend that to every PRIVATE sale between two individuals … two guys in a duck blind selling their shotgun, one to the other. The federal government doesn’t have any business there.
When you asked about the role of public opinion polls, when it comes to Constitutional rights, what matters is what the Bill of Rights says. It doesn’t matter what happens to be popular at the moment.
The entire reason for the Second Amendment is not for hunting, it’s not for target shooting … it’s there so that you and I can PROTECT our homes and our families and our lives. And it’s also there as fundamental check on government tyranny.”
Thank you Senator Cruz.