Skip to comments.GOP Senator Cruz: New Gun Control Proposals Are ‘Unconstitutional’ (Fox New Sunday Video at Link)
Posted on 01/06/2013 3:12:08 PM PST by Red Steel
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a freshman Congressmen, appeared on Fox News Sunday and said he did not support most new gun control legislation because it is unconstitutional.
Cruz was discussing his belief that after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, politicians used the opportunity to try to exploit and push their political agenda of gun control. Cruz said he would not back an assault weapons ban or a ban on high capacity magazines.
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Asked if there was any new gun legislation he might be willing to approve, Cruz replied, I dont think the proposals being discussed now make sense. Senator Dianne Feinstein, he said, is proposing a national gun owner registry, which he disagrees with. I dont think the federal government has any business having a list of law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, Cruz added.
However, he said he would support an improvement in the quality of the federal gun database. He also noted we need common sense measures like ensuring criminal conviction barriers and mental health barriers to gun ownership.
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
John Roberts will surely put a stop to this.
So what...if no one does anything to stop these facisti?
I hope he knows that is a meaningless statement.
Cruz is fresh outta the box. Wait till some of the old timers ‘splain to him howz it’s gonna be. He’ll come around.
The Democrats wants to throw up all these paper barriers and then crow how they have made people safe. I am reminded of a Texas senator who boasted about his measures to help teachers, but which had no positive effect at all. That is, to persuade us of his good intentions.
Yep, we need to start a pool on how long it will take before he falls in line with the rest of the traitors.
Frankly I trust NONE of them. Verify BEFORE trust is my motto.
You gotta start somewhere to set things right, but there's no denying that Cruz is facing a mighty headwind of leftists and status quo republicans.
The article says he doesn’t support “most” new firearm legislation. So, what does he support?
No he won’t.
There is no video at your link. Can it be viewed on another site?
Refresh the webpage and try again. That’s what I had to do.
He says gun control measures are Unconstitutional. Why are you people berating him for doing the right thing?
Be skeptical, but give the guy credit.
His parents left Cuba when they could, and I heard his father speak recently, about what is happening to the US.
Ted is not going to buy any bs from anybody.
Still no worky
“The article says he doesnt support most new firearm legislation. So, what does he support?”
Not you...That’s for sure. As it sounds like you are getting snippy for his doing what is right.
Thanks Red Steel.
Seems to me that proposing legislation that is an infringement on our right to bear arms is not only unconstitutional but also a direct violation of the oath they took. Seems there should be legal remedy. Any attorneys have an opinion?
Ted Cruz is a Senator.
I look for “citizen nullification” of such laws.