Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement today, after CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein unveiled her sweeping assault weapons ban bill.
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.
From the first word to the last, as they say on Twitter, THIS.
I look forward to Cruz grilling Feinstein with a simple question: If gun control is so effective, why isn’t Chicago the safest city in America?