Let no one say Ted Cruz is letting the grass grow under his feet this campaign season. In the tradition of Cruz Christmas Classics, the Texas senator is poking the bear and taking full advantage of this week’s tear-filled anti-gun
dog and pony show introduction of the President’s impending gun control executive orders in order to further boost his surging campaign. In a move that’s sure to result in tightly clutched pearls and fully occupied fainting couches on both coasts, an email blast today announced that Cruz is giving away an engraved shotgun to protest the Commander in Chief’s legislation-free bending of HIPAA and Social Security privacy laws, among others . . .
You’re probably wondering which smoothbore Ted’s offering. As his site’s small print makes clear, it’s a “Remington 11-87 12 Gauge Shotgun with an engraved Ted Cruz Logo on the stock.” And while no contribution is required to be eligible, the Senator would probably greatly appreciate a few samolians to help produce his next campaign spot if you throw your name in the hat.
It seems safe to assume that the lucky winner — no matter which state in which s/he resides — will have to complete a 4473 and undergo a rigorous NICS check before taking delivery of the new gun. Ah well. Laws are laws and no matter how much they may disagree with them, the Cruz campaign must abide by them, too. Maybe they could include a box of Kleenex in case, much like the President, the winner is overcome with spontaneous tears at the thought of his good fortune.