Cruz Says None of the Gun Proposals by Dems Would’ve Stopped ‘a Single One of These Mass Murders’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn’t believe the gun control legislation laid out by congressional Democrats would’ve prevented any of the recent mass shootings.

In the aftermath of multiple mass shootings that rocked the nation, Democrats have placed pressure on President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to vote on House-passed gun legislation, including expanding gun background checks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke with the president on Sunday, where they declared in a statement afterward, “… any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done,” as IJR reported.

While McConnell has indicated he will not bring gun legislation up for a vote unless he knows Trump will sign it, the president is “working to find a bipartisan legislative solution on appropriate responses to the issue of mass gun violence,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

Trump has discussed gun proposals with lawmakers and said on Friday, “A lot of progress was made, I believe, on the background checks and various things having to do with guns.”

During ABC’s “This Week” interview on Sunday, Cruz declared that there’s been “too damn many” shootings in Texas, and they “absolutely” need to be ended.

Cruz views strengthening backgrounds checks as a way to address it while also ensure law-abiding citizen’s Second Amendment rights are protected. However, he asked, “Now, the question is: What do we need to do that actually works?”

“And this is where I get frustrated with Democratic politicians in Washington,” he continued. “Because the proposals they’re putting forward would not have stopped a single one of these mass murders.”

The Republican lawmaker pointed to the recent reintroduction of the 2013 Grassley-Cruz proposal, which he believes would limit gun access for those with a criminal history or mental illness through strengthening background checks.

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Cruz’s remarks drew a response from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, as she said he was “spot on.”

“[Democrats] went even further to the left during the debate with calls to raise your taxes and ban fossil fuels,” she tweeted, adding, “What did they fail to mention? That our economy is booming, and unemployment for African Americans and Hispanics has hit record lows.”

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General Confusion
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“It’s beginning to appear to me Paul is (1) using another user name for the Always Generally Confused One and/or (2) is a relative of Phyllis’s. Confused James

You are so confused that you don’t know what to think anymore. It looks as if you are so confused that you think anyone with an opposing view to yours HAS to be the same person. There can’t be more than one person in the world like THAT, right? Sad.

James
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*** I find it highly amusing that the idiotic Bozo from Texas – who is wanting/planning on taking ALL the AR-15’s and AK-47’s out of circulation – was the subject of a “Beto Specials” gun sale at Alpha Dog Firearms in Tempe, Arizona where EVERY AR-15 and AK-47 in stock was sold within two hours. More rifles are on order to supply the need of red-blooded Americans. ***

Ron Pauly
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Many People either open carry or carry concealed where I live. Very little crime and most people are very polite.

James
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As a gun owner for the past 70+ years, I cannot figure out what good a gun is for self-defense if it’s (1) locked away somewhere “nice and safe” and (2) separated from its’ ammo like some of the State and local laws require. A gun is a tool and should be accessible to be used when it is needed. I personally have no intentions to ask a burglar to wait until I remember where I put my gun and ammo; nor, will I ask for them to wait until I call 9-1-1 for police officers who may or may… Read more »

Cherl
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Wholeheartedly agree with Cruz. Living in a rural area with a gun club nearby that has been in existence for over 50 years, not once have I ever heard of one of those members being arrested for using a gun. But the illegal gun users in the local city is on going.
*Paul* you are the typical, undereducated and petty liberal. No common sense. Just babbling.

Screwtape
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“Gun Free Zone”, i.e. posting an “all you can shoot” sign.

(I personally ignore them, except where statutorally excluded, because corporate virtue-signaling means nothing to compared to individual liberty.)

Screwtape
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Paul, Such an ignorant, hateful, and stupid post. So absolutely you. 1. If my puppies (I have two) pee on my lawn that’s my fault for poor discipline/supervision/training. It’s that entire PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY thing your side ignores. Your idiot side blames guns, not those who use them to them to evil purposes. How are you doing in Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, or other Dim-controlled enclaves? You cannot even clean up your own messes. Consider auto use and drunk drivers. Nobody blames the cars. Why the cognitive dissonance of use/user for cars. At least Beta has come out of the closet… Read more »

William
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All MASS SHOOTINGS were in “Gun Free” Zones established by NONE-OTHER THAN Joe Biden… According to CPRC, 97.8 percent of mass public shootings from 1950 to May 2018 occurred in gun-free zones. the Virginia Tech University attack, which killed 32 (April 16, 2007); the Fort Hood attack, which killed 13 (November 5, 2009); the Aurora movie theater attack, which killed 12 (July 20, 2012); the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack, which killed 26 (December 12, 2014); the D.C. Navy Yard attack, which killed 13 (September 16, 2013); the Chattanooga military base attack, which killed 5 (July 16, 2015); the Umpqua… Read more »

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