Ted Cruz Weighs in on Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban Legislation
A U.S. Senator from Texas weighs in on some controversial legislation.
California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein proposed a new assault weapons ban on Thursday, which, according to Feinstein’s website, would ban the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of 120 specific firearms.
The gun control measure would also impose a ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Feinstein’s regulation comes following the December 14th shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 26 children and adults dead.
The introduction of the legislation prompted Senator Ted Cruz to release a statement.
“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.”
A barebones summary of Feinstein’s legislation is available on her Senate website.