Ted Cruz: “Smart Use of Guns is What We Need”

Ted Cruz: “Smart Use of Guns is What We Need”

A Texas U.S. senator running for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz says the gun-control crowd, including President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have it all wrong. Cruz also said that times like these call for the smart use of guns, not more gun laws.

“Unfortunately, the goal of both President Obama and Hillary Clinton is to consistently–at every turn–to look to weaken the constitutional rights of American citizens,” Cruz explained Breitbart News in an interview Thursday. “And in particular, to undermine our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You don’t get rid of the bad guys by getting rid of our guns. You get rid of the bad guys by using our guns.”

“The gun control push illustrates the misguided priorities of President Obama and Hillary Clinton. They refuse to stand up and do what is necessary to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, to defeat ISIS, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Instead, they remain obsessed with disarming the American citizenry, of stripping us of our fundamental right to protect our homes, our lives, and our families.”

“I would note that the calls from liberals for more and more gun controls in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings ignore the fact that California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country–so their policies and solutions have already been implemented in California. And to the surprise of no one, the laws failed to prevent this horrific attack”

Ted Cruz and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama on Thursday wrote to top members of the Obama administration requesting for detailed information on the immigration histories of the shooting suspects. On Thursday morning, Cruz stated he worried the shooting was an example of “radical Islamic terrorism here at home, coming on the wake of the terror attack in Paris”.

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