By Javier Manjarres
Senator Ted Cruz appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” along side Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to discuss the ongoing gun rights debate, and the President Obama’s gun ban wish-list.
The President has laid out 23 Executive Orders to “curb gun violence” and is hoping that the Congress will deliver to him what he has wanted all along, a ban on ‘assault weapons’ and high-capacity magazines.
Cruz called out the President and his shameless exploitation of the Newtown shooting, as a move to only appease and “appeal to his political partisans.” Cruz added that considering Connecticut has the some of the toughest gun laws in the country, this tragedy could not have been prevented.
Here is a what Senator Cruz said on Gun Rights on Meet the Press. Watch the video below-
“I do think there is a fundamental point here, and there is a point of hypocrisy when it comes to gun control. That many of the proponents of gun control are very wealthy, live in communities where they can outsource police protection, but you have a lot of people that are worried about preserving the safety of their own home.
“If you’re talking to a single woman living in Anacostia who has the misfortune to live next to a crack-house to tell he she doesn’t have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms I think is fundamentally wrong.”
“What I don’t think is constructive is what the President is doing right now. Which is within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown, the President began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans – designed to appeal to his political partisans.
“Number one, it would have done zero to prevent the crime in Newtown. Number two, many of the provisions are contrary to the constitutional protection of the Second Amendment. Number three, they don’t work.
“You know, Chuck said a minute ago the assault weapons ban was tremendously successful. The assault weapons ban was one of the least successful bills that has ever been put in place. And in fact, when the ban expired there were roughly 700 murders using all rifles. Today there are roughly 300. There are less than half. This is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime, this is designed to assuage liberal partisans who want to push gun control.”-Sen. Ted Cruz
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