When the history of Uncle Sam’s post-Newtown push for civilian disarmament is written, Senator Ted Cruz will figure heavily. It’s hard to know how much of this account [from the FreedomWorks Texas Summit in Austin, TX] is shameless self-promotion and how much is the God’s own truth. Either way, it’s certainly true that American gun owners’ political activism has worked to stem the surge of gun control—so far. On the federal level. In others, in blue states like New York, Maryland and California, in purple states like Colorado, defending Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms against government infringement may come down to a vote at the United States Supreme Court. For gun owners behind enemy lines without a Senator like Cruz, a strict definition of the Heller decision’s “reasonable regulations” can’t come soon enough. In theory.