Latest Ted Cruz gun rights rant gets smacked down on Twitter

Latest Ted Cruz gun rights rant gets smacked down on Twitter
Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2012 Liberty Political Action Conference in Chantilly, Virginia.

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."

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."









#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.