As any of my long time readers are aware I feel very strongly about the absolute inviolability of the Second Amendment.
Yes, while other Amendments to the Constitution are important, it is only the 2nd Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms that ensures all the other ones. Looking over the candidates I find that there is only one that fully embraces that understanding and has not wavered, demurred, compromised or sidestepped that belief.
That candidate is the Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz .
As a U.S. Senator, Ted Cruz has demonstrated a willingness to fight for our Second Amendment rights. He has worked on legislation to repeal the Obama Administration’s gun ban that is and will continue to affect millions of military veterans and senior citizens.
He has opposed efforts to reward millions of illegal aliens with citizenship and voting rights, given that the majority of them are anti-gunners who have ignored and flouted our laws.
He has cosponsored legislation to allow concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding gun owners.
Ted Cruz is not afraid to say that he is pro gun. Not afraid to say that he is proud to be endorsed by Gun Owners of America, the only no compromise gun lobby in Washington DC. An organization that I am proud to have worked for in the past and continue to support and believe in today.
Ted Cruz in the general election will be the same Ted Cruz in the primary. He will not soften his stance on the 2nd Amendment. He will not coddle the gun haters in considering “common sense” gun laws. In short, he will not compromise his beliefs or your rights in order for political expediency.
Ted Cruz has led the way in defense of our right to keep and bear arms.
In Ted Cruz’s own words:
“The right to self-defense is an essential component of the liberty we enjoy as Americans and is embodied in the Second Amendment. From successfully protecting law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights at the Supreme Court, to defeating legislation that sought to take away this right, I have always championed the right to keep and bear arms.”
“Sadly, virtually every one of these shootings across the country has occurred in so-called gun-free school zones. If you look at the jurisdictions that have really strict gun control laws, they consistently have among the highest crime rates.”
“When the tragic school shooting happened at Newtown and President Obama again didn’t use it to go after violent criminals or felons but used it as an excuse to come after the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”
“I’ll take the votes of everyone who likes machine guns and bacon. You can have the rest.”
Knowing where he stands, having been resolute and unwavering in his beliefs for as long as I have known of him, Ted Cruz gets the full and unequivocal endorsement of Bullets First and of me personally.
He will not betray the 2nd Amendment, he will appoint pro gun jurists to not only the Supreme Court but to the lower courts as well. If Republicans give me the opportunity, I will not regret my vote for Ted Cruz because he will ensure the one right that guarantees all others.
And hey…I like machine guns and bacon.