Cruz gun law filibustered by Democrats

November 8, 2017

Every time there is a shooting like the horrific church shooting last Sunday, gun control advocates immediately call for more gun laws. They accuse opponents of offering no solutions. Yet they never seem to tell us exactly what laws they would pass that would have actually prevented the shootings. The “do something even it’s wrong” mentality seems self-defeating, particularly in the latest case, where we learned that the shooter was already banned by law from ever owning a gun and a paperwork snafu let him go undetected, while his killing spree was ended by a law-abiding former NRA instructor with a personal weapon he wouldn’t have had if the gun control lobby had its way.

So the question remains: since existing laws failed to prevent this atrocity, precisely what new laws would have prevented it? Sen. Ted Cruz, of all people, thinks that a gun law he introduced in 2013 would have. It would’ve required all government agencies (including the Air Force) to report gun-disqualifying convictions to the NCIS database. It also would’ve created a task force to prosecute people who lie about previous convictions on their background check/application forms, a felony that the government seldom prosecutes. Those things should have kept the Texas killer from buying a gun.

So what happened to Ted Cruz’s gun law? Democrats killed it with a filibuster. Seriously.

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  • James Nelson

    11/13/2017 03:09 AM

    In conjunction with passing new laws protecting them against lawsuits new laws need to be passed requiring medical providers, especially those engaged in mental evaluations, to report anyone they believe to be mentally incapacitated and a danger to society to the proper authority that would prevent such a person from buying guns in the first place. There would be a provision for appeal. Also, since automatic weapons are outlawed then the new law should also outlaw anything, including attachments, that could turn any legal gun into an automatic weapon. It is my belief that less than 5% of the population would be banned from owning guns. This would still leave 95% plus of the U.S. population able to buy guns for self defense or to hunt.

  • Daryl Bennett

    11/12/2017 02:44 PM

    1st this nation and its elected leadership, right, wrong, or indifferent, need to realize more "Gun Control Laws" Will Not Solve One Damed Thing!
    This is the results of Ignorance Gone To Seed And Stupidity Come To Fruit!
    The ONLY thing that will change this damnedable mess isn't more laws or more money!
    It is a SIN Problem because this nation has turned from the God Laws of Love Thy Lord God, Honor Your Father & Mother,Love Thy
    Neighbor as Thyself...
    Because if you follow these LAWS you won't be able to think you can get away with the SIN.

  • Jack Tomey

    11/12/2017 08:51 AM

    Maybe one solution would be armed guards for churches, schools, etc.

  • Bruce Deming

    11/09/2017 10:37 AM

    It doesn't matter what any republican brings to congress, demtards will do anything to block it. They care nothing about our country, and think that making us suffer is the right thing to do, at least until Trump is out of office. They will do anything, say anything, and lie to back it up, just to make Trump look bad. Then they blame the divisiveness on Trump or republicans, over and over again, yet many of the people they're hurting are themselves. They are so brainwashed, they would stand their and chant to be shot in the head, then, while still bleeding, go to the polls and vote straight democrat. It's not republicans and conservatives causing the divisiveness that's consuming our country, it's democrat leadership doing so. They have already begun to attack themselves, hopefully they can finish themselves off before the next election cycle.

  • Kathy Henderson Martin

    11/08/2017 03:54 PM

    Considering he bought the guns after 2013, the Democrats in Congress who filibustered the Cruz bill, have blood on their hands.

    My question is, "Why would they oppose a bill that would have helped to make gun acquisition to undesirables stricter?" That makes no sense to me.