In an interview with Breitbart News on Thursday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a scathing response to gun control advocates like President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, accusing them of eroding Second Amendment rights and making Americans more vulnerable.
"You don’t get rid of the bad guys by getting rid of our guns," Cruz said. "You get rid of the bad guys by using our guns. And, rather than respond to radical Islam and terrorism with a commitment from the president to keep this nation safe–to kill the terrorists–instead, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton refuse to even utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.'"
Cruz ripped Obama and Clinton's "misguided" priorities, saying, "They refuse to stand up and do what is necessary to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, to defeat ISIS, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Instead, they remain obsessed with disarming the American citizenry, of stripping us of our fundamental right to protect our homes, our lives, and our families."
To illustrate his argument about the ineffectiveness of the Left's proposed gun control measures, Cruz pointed out that California already has harsh gun laws, and yet they weren't enough to stop the San Bernardino shooting.
These remarks against gun control will likely resonate with many Americans. According to Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans believe that gun ownership allows them to protect themselves. As Islamic terrorism spreads throughout the world, that belief will likely only increase, as it has recently in Europe.