Ted Cruz defends his filibuster on gun control
Sen. Ted Cruz (R, TX) joined us on air today to blast back at critics of this week's filibuster that he and 13 other senators are waging. In response to John McCain and other critics who have argued that those filibustering are not allowing a debate, Sen. Cruz countered, "...the criticism has been silly...we are having a debate, and we are going to have a vote. We are going to have a vote on cloture tomorrow, and we are debating it." Senator Cruz says that he continues to oppose any form of universal background checks including the new "compromise" bill by Senators Pat Toomey (R, PA) and Joe Manchin (D, WV). "The biggest problem is that the Justice Department has explained the only way to enforce universal background checks is for the federal government to maintain a gun registry. In my view, maintaining a federal gun registry raises very serious constitutional concerns. It is not consistent with the 2nd Amendment, and it has historically been the predicate for gun taxation, gun regulation, and ultimately gun confiscation."
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