Texas Senator Ted Cruz to Dianne Feinstein: FOAD

There’s something about the Senators from Texas that just gives me the warm fuzzies. First Tyler gets a lovely note from John Cornyn about how guns aren’t the problem, and now Ted Cruz is leading the charge against Dianne Feinstein’s latest attempt to screw the citizens of the United States out of their civil rights. Presser after the jump . . .

Washington politicians shouldn’t be taking advantage of recent tragedy to try to push an aggressive gun control agenda. Real assault weapons—machine guns—are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934. This proposal would have done nothing to prevent the terrible murders in Newtown, but it would limit the constitutional liberties of law-abiding citizens. And gun control doesn’t work – the empirical data overwhelmingly demonstrate that strict gun-control laws consistently produce more crime and more murders.

The Second Amendment exists to ensure that law-abiding Americans can protect their homes and families, and I look forward to helping lead the fight to defeat this bill and to protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.