Texas GOP senator Ted Cruz introduced he’s reintroducing laws that may implement stronger background checks earlier than buying a firearm.
Throughout Cruz’s opening remarks on Tuesday for the “Constitutional and Widespread Sense Steps to Cut back Gun Violence” listening to, he stated he has been attempting to move laws since 2013 that may goal “violent criminals,” felons, fugitives and “these with severe psychological illness to cease them from getting firearms to place them in jail, once they attempt to illegally purchase weapons.”
Cruz stated the invoice didn’t move earlier than due to a “shameful filibuster” that was led by Democrats. He stated that combatting gun violence mustn’t take weapons away from legislation abiding residents.
“I might ask Senate Democrats, together with a few of our newer colleagues who simply obtained right here, to not take part once more within the shameful filibuster, that this physique engaged in in 2013, let’s goal the unhealthy guys the felons the fugitives these with psychological illness. Let’s put them in jail, let’s cease them from getting weapons, let’s not scapegoat harmless law-abiding residents and let’s not goal their constitutional rights,” Cruz stated.
“Yearly firearms are utilized in a defensive capability to defend girls, kids, households, roughly one million instances a yr in america. And the Democrats who wish to take away the weapons from these potential victims would create extra victims of crimes, not much less,” Cruz stated.
Cruz says he is not going to apologize for providing “ideas or prayers” after one other act of gun violence occurs within the nation however agrees that motion is required.