I love my senator. After President Obama announced plans to arm Syrian rebels with fully automatic machine guns, Ted Cruz tweeted “Anyone know if President Obama intends to perform background checks on the Syrian rebels before providing them weapons?” And it took off like a gunshot. There are already a couple petitions asking that President Obama have the Syrian rebels pass the same background checks that U.S. citizens currently have to pass to purchase a firearm, including the 6+ month wait for NFA tax stamps. Oh, and that whole post-1986 machine gun ban too. Here’s hoping that the petition gets enough signatures that he actually has to give an answer to these.