Latest Ted Cruz gun rights rant gets smacked down on Twitter
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is ranting yet again about gun rights arguing that gun restrictions would infringe upon Americans' Second Amendment rights. However, Twitter users have quickly fired back with arguments pushing back against Cruz's claims.
On Thursday, April 8, the Texas senator took to Twitter with a statement arguing that the right to bear arms is essential for the preservation of America's liberty. He also shared what he believes is the right approach to combat gun violence.
"The right to keep and bear arms is fundamental for preserving our liberty," Cruz tweeted. "The answer is not to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, the answer is to go after violent criminals and come down on them like a ton of bricks."
The right to keep and bear arms is fundamental for preserving our liberty. The answer is not to restrict the Seco… https://t.co/xMXwB87hJ6— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1617890763
With the recent mass shootings that have taken place in different parts of the United States, lawmakers are once again debating over the right approach to combat gun violence. Lawmakers have expressed completely opposite perspectives. While Democratic lawmakers are advocating national gun control, Republican lawmakers are looking to expand access to firearms, according to USA Today.
Twitter users quickly weighed in to remind Cruz of lawmakers' perspectives and what Democrats mean by gun control. A former veteran tweeted, "You sold out on defending liberties when you allow organizations like the NRA pay you thousands of dollars. Your values don't mean a damn thing except greed."
@tedcruz You sold out on defending liberties when you allow organizations like the NRA pay you thousands of dollars… https://t.co/aqioap6Wex— David Weissman ✡️ (@David Weissman ✡️) 1617891814
@tedcruz Please, please, read the 2nd Amendment for once. The right to keep and bear arms is reserved for defense o… https://t.co/lF0zcQAXJp— 🇺🇦 Chris Fredda 💗💜💙 (@🇺🇦 Chris Fredda 💗💜💙) 1617892827
@tedcruz So... your solution is to do nothing then... oh sorry I forgot, you guys offer only thoughts and prayers a… https://t.co/T26UmWteMQ— Charli Huxley (@Charli Huxley) 1617891162
@tedcruz Nobody wants to restrict 2A - we don’t need military grade weapons on the streets. We need background chec… https://t.co/SFnX4LNIKY— Outspoken™️ (@Outspoken™️) 1617892796
@tedcruz Background checks are what is needed. Nobody wants to deprive folks of their right to have guns. But we w… https://t.co/rVq7SpFxAN— lynn akin. 🇺🇸🇺🇦🌻 (@lynn akin. 🇺🇸🇺🇦🌻) 1617891774
@tedcruz The mass murderer almost always ends up dead at the end of the killing spree. So that is coming down on t… https://t.co/LTgUMM44MF— Jessica O Yeah (@Jessica O Yeah) 1617891642
@tedcruz The day we the people have to use guns to preserve our liberty is the day our liberty is gone. Our votes preserve liberty.— napacab (@napacab) 1617892020
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