Sen. Ted Cruz sticks to its guns, literally and figuratively, when it comes to potential gun reform in the wake of so many mass shootings – insisting that any solution should disarm the bad guys , not the good ones.
Cruz was at Reagan International Airport on Monday when we asked about the Uvalde massacre and what the Senate intends to do about the wave of mass shootings in America. The Texas senator was quick to speak out against the Robb Elementary School victims, then oppose any gun bans.
Of course, after Uvalde and Buffalomany have renewed their calls for Congress to pass tougher gun control measures … starting with banning assault rifles like those the shooters used in the two tragedies.
Cruz, however, tells our photographer that most of his constituents in Texas don’t think this is the right way to reduce casualties in mass shootings. Instead, he argues, we should focus on ways to get guns out of the hands of those who should never have had them in the first place…like the Uvalde shooter, for example.
He says he has proposed legislation that would mandate stricter background checks on applicants seeking firearms — something he appears to agree with Dems. He also wants new measures to strengthen law enforcement in schools, a position that Cruz and others have championed since the Sandy Hook massacre … and, keep in mind, there was also an armed guard. in Uvalde.
The fact is, multiple polls have shown that the majority of Americans support sensible gun reform, including a ban on assault weapons — but Senator Cruz has pushed back against such an idea, telling us that Texans think otherwise. .
What is disturbing is how quickly Cruz shuts down any point of view different from his own. This is, unfortunately, what happens almost every time Congress attempts to debate gun laws…and we know where that left us.