Senator Ted Cruz must be a busy man as we haven't managed to get a response from him despite many Representatives and two Senators from the state providing a message replying to their constituents. However, his office did recently send out a news letter, which we have now received from a few different readers, so we thought it would be a sufficient means of showing his stance on protecting the 2nd Amendment.
In the scheme of things, the message leads you to several different videos to see his stance, but the sum of the parts gives you a fairly clear picture. If you don't like the format compared to our prior setup, then feel free to contact him and hopefully you will get a more formal response. Send it our way if you manage to receive one!
Senator Cruz has participated in two major hearings about the Second Amendment as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee about the Constitution.
Videos from both hearings have been uploaded to Sen. Cruz's YouTube page. This video includes questions Sen. Cruz asked during the Judiciary hearing about the assault weapons ban, and this video includes his opening statement at the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing about how to best prevent gun violence.
Policy makers should always be vigilant in working to prevent, deter, and punish violent criminals, but various gun control measures that have been proposed would restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens rather than targeting violent criminals. The Second Amendment exists to ensure that law-abiding Americans can protect their homes and families, and Sen. Cruz looks forward to helping lead the fight to defeat this bill and to protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Sen. Cruz also appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss the Second Amendment and gun violence.
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