Texas Senator Ted Cruz, in conjunction with Senator Rand Paul and Senator Mike Lee, issued a letter to the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday, stating opposition to further firearm legislation. The letter stated the Senators’ strong opposition to anything prohibiting the Second Amendment rights for American citizens.
“The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense.”
Cruz stated on his website, “I am prepared to use any procedural means necessary to ensure that Congress does not pass any laws infringing on the Second Amendment, and look forward to working alongside Sens. Lee and Paul, and hopefully others, to protect our constitutional rights.”
The firearm legislation debate is still important, despite a critical loss for the anti-gun party last week with the dismissal of the assault weapons ban from the main legislation. While many democrats are trying to pass more “minor” legislation in an effort to get something into federal law, many republicans are continuing the support for their constituents. Many cities and counties have spoken up in regards to their right for self-defense, not only from crime but also from an authoritative government.
The gun legislation being proposed would only the beginning of further firearm restriction, possibly creating a national gun registry. Many are arguing that this is not the way to solve the problem of gun violence. As Cruz stated, “this raises serious constitutional issues, and would divert resources from prosecuting felons and fugitives who try to illegally purchase guns.”
Click here for more information on Sen. Cruz's letter.