On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz talked with Chad Hasty about some of the major gun control issues in Washington D.C.

Cruz has been creating quite a buzz in Washington with his outspoken views on gun control. He said that it seems as though there are many in Washington who simply don't care about the 2nd Amendment at all and vowed that he would do whatever is necessary to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.

One particular gun control issue Cruz spoke about was universal background checks. Cruz said that while the focus of these backgrounds checks should be on felons and fugitives who attempt to purchase guns illegally, the Democrats want to focus instead on every single private transaction of guns and firearms. He warned that the only way the Democrats could accomplish this is to create a national registry of every gun owner in America, and that would be a very dangerous move.

"If you look at the data, the gang bangers are all getting their guns illegally anyway. They're dealing with gun runners and doing it illegally anyway so that none of this impacts them because they don't follow the law. The only people that get impacted by a rule that would subject every private sale to government regulation are those people who follow the law. And I think that's the basic philosophy that the government should be following is that we should be targeting violent criminals, and not law-abiding citizens."

Cruz also stated that none of the gun control measures suggested so far would have prevented the tragedies that occurred at Sandy Hook in Connecticut or the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

When asked about any plans for a 2106 presidential campaign, however, Cruz said that it was much too early to be thinking that far ahead and, for now, he is focused on his responsibilities as a Senator and "fighting the battle" in the U.S. Senate.

Ted Cruz will be coming to Lubbock on Thursday, April 4th, for a meet and greet sponsored by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. The event starts at 9:30 AM at the Lubbock Civic Center Banquet Hall. Admission is free and no RSVP is required to attend.