Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Texas Republicans push back against stronger gun control legislation

With Obama’s very vocal push for more restrictive gun legislation to be passed, a just as loud opposition from the other side of 2nd Amendment-right-supporting, conservative Republicans can be heard loud and clear.

“It is saddening to see the President today, once again, try to take advantage of this tragic murder to promote an agenda that will do nothing to stop violent crime, but will undermine the constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in response to Obama’s attempt to use the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. this past December to garner support.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) invited all individuals and companies who feel their 2nd Amendment rights have been infringed upon to move to Texas.

Even Governor Rick Perry has not been shy about his stance on keeping Texas a gun friendly state. “Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons, and no gun law could have saved the children from his terror,” Gov. Perry said.

Texas has historically has had a culture that supports and encourages individuals to embrace their 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms. Legislators and state officials of the Lone Star State will not go quietly if 60 votes in the Senate are acquired to enact current legislation that is on the docket to restrict citizen’s rights to purchase and carry guns.

Ashton Theiss
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