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On ABC, Ted Cruz Schools Stephanopoulos on Dem Push for Gun Control


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In an appearance on Sunday’s This Week, Senator Ted Cruz (R) schooled Clinton lackey and ABC chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on the ineffectiveness of Democratic gun control legislation. In the process, Senator Cruz called out Democrats for working on plans to confiscate the firearms of law-abiding Americans. Meanwhile, Stephanopoulos was trying to get Cruz to sign onto Democratic proposals.

After rehashing the dubious smears of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Stephanopoulos tried to use the recent mass shootings in Texas to box Cruz into a corner and get him to support pervasive gun control measures:

Of course, your state has been rocked by those two recent shootings and the latest poll coming out from Quinnipiac in Texas shows that about 90 percent, almost 90 percent of Texans support extending background checks to private sales. So does your Republican lieutenant governor Dan Patrick, says it makes no sense to allow strangers to sell guns to others in private sales. Does he have a point?

Cruz reminded Stephanopoulos that he had visited and spent time at many of the mass shooting crime scenes in his state and said he really did want to work on curbing the violence.


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