Ted Cruz Says Only Good Guys With Guns Can Stop Bad Guys With Guns
(TheRedWire.com) – Democratic lawmakers have tried to ban certain guns, including the AR-15 for decades. On Saturday, September 24, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke at a session during The Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas. That evening, the popular conservative Senator came to the defense of a popular gun that Democrats love to attack. The senator suggested that only force can stop violence as crime takes over in Democratic-led cities and states.
Cruz said it would be devastating to Americans’ safety if the Left banned all guns. He stated that 500,000 to a million people would become victims of violent crimes, including murder, assault, and rape. Someone in the crowd asked about the AR-15. He responded that a hero in the 2017 Sutherland Springs, Texas, First Baptist Church shooting protected people with the rifle.
TED CRUZ: "Lots of folks on the left that say, 'Look, let's just get rid of all the guns."
"What that would mean is 500,000 to a million more people are victims of crime, are victims of rape, of murder, of assault." https://t.co/SaSi4aihO7 pic.twitter.com/NBGdLQwhv3
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 26, 2022
That wasn’t a good answer for gun-control activists in the crowd. One shouted that stopping violence with violence didn’t solve anything. Cruz responded the person was wrong, adding that a good person with a gun was the one thing that would stop armed violent criminals. The Texas Senator added that line of thinking was the reason Democrats wanted to defund the police, and the murder rates were rising out of control.
In November 2020, the National Shooting Sports Foundation said Americans owned approximately 19.8 million AR-15 style rifles, making it one of the most popular sold in the United States.
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