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Ted Cruz suggests posting more armed cops in school instead of gun control [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • A mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killed 21 people, including 19 children.
  • Amid persistent calls for stricter gun control, Sen. Ted Cruz argued that gun control is not the answer.
  • Cruz accused lawmakers of politicizing the situation and suggested posting more armed officers at school instead.

Several lawmakers renewed the call for stricter gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. But Sen. Ted Cruz rejected these calls and instead suggested stationing more armed officers at schools.

During an interview with MSNBC, Cruz declared, “We know from past experience that the most effective tool for keeping kids safe is armed law enforcement on the campus.”

Cruz accused Democrats, politicians, and the media of politicizing “a murder of this kind” by trying to “restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.” He argued that such a response “doesn’t work.”

Cruz has been vocal against gun control in the past and has fought against Democratic lawmakers regarding such legislation.

Following the King Soopers shooting in March 2021, Cruz claimed without evidence that gun control only makes crime rates “worse.”

The shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday killed at least 21 people — including 19 children. It’s the deadliest elementary school shooting since December 2012, when 20 children and seven adults died at a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

After Tuesday’s mass shooting, Cruz wrote on Twitter that he and his wife Heidi were “fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde.”

Several Democratic lawmakers slammed his comments and his stance against gun control.

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego responded to Cruz’s suggestion of armed officers at school with some curse words.

Gallego tweeted, “F— you @tedcruz, you care about a fetus, but you will let our children get slaughtered. Just get your ass to Cancun. You are useless.” He later doubled down on his remarks and called Cruz a “baby killer.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chided Cruz that he can “do more than pray,” since he’s “slated to headline a speaking gig” at a National Rifle Association leadership conference in Houston this Friday. 

The event, which incidentally bans guns due to Secret Service safety restrictions, will also feature former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott as speakers.

Source: Insider

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2 thoughts on “Ted Cruz suggests posting more armed cops in school instead of gun control [Video]

  1. Actually; One armed cop would not be a bad idea.
    I think at this point that seeing it would take some fear away from the kids…

  2. It shouldn’t have to be a suggestion. There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a SRO (school Resource officer) in every school. The personnel can be obtained from the local P.D. and the Sheriff’s Office. The school in Texas won’t be the only school this is going to happen to. School’s need to be hardened to prevent such atrocities. Pollack is right. 40 billion for Ukraine 0 dollars to harden the schools, The talk of hardening the schools after Parkland, went out the window, both sides of the political spectrum are to blame. The liberal commie gullible Democrat voter is also to blame. The vote for the American hating Squad, and Democrats, that spew this crap out of their mouth of defunding the police. This is one of the results of defunding the police. Defund the police, where is the money going to come from to put SRO’s in the schools to protect the kids. Thank a Democrat. In yesteryear, kids went to school and didn’t think about shooting up the school. In fact one went in to the Auditorium before class for a minute of silence, the bell rang and one was off to class. when Michal Savage was in High School in NYC, they even had a rifle club, no one thought about shooting up the school. Bolshevik Zuckerberg and Dorsey don’t escape blame either. They were too busy running interference for the Democrats, than to pay attention to the radical crap being placed on their sites. I hate to say it, when the kids get to a certain age, they need a mental health evaluation. If their are any triggers that suggest that a kid could be a possible school shooter, they need to be red flagged and placed in a National Data Base**No Firearms**

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