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Ted Cruz Warns President Trump to Not Cut a Gun Control Deal With Democrats

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz is advising President Donald Trump to not cut a deal with Democrats on gun control .

He believes that doing so could cause conservatives to stay home in 2020 and cost President Trump the election.

“If Republicans abandon the Second Amendment and demoralize millions of Americans who care deeply about Second Amendment rights,” the Texas Republican declared, “that could go a long way to electing a President Elizabeth Warren.”

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“We’re going to see record-setting Democratic turnout. The only element missing is demoralizing conservatives so they stay home. I hope we don’t do that,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday.

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Cruz was addressing a question that referenced a potential deal between the Trump administration and a bipartisan coalition of Senators compromised of Democrats Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who are teaming up with Republican Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania.

The aforementioned senators met with Trump on Wednesday and indicated that the president was close to making an announcement on background check reforms for gun purchases.

“It would also be a serious mistake as a policy matter,” Cruz claimed, contending that none of the recent mass shootings would have been prevented by current leftist proposals.

However, Cruz hasn’t really offered a true pro-gun alternative that would roll back much of the unconstitutional gun control legislation on the books in DC.

Instead, he is supporting legislation that senate colleague Chuck Grassley of Iowa is drafting which would have federal agencies report all crimes into the current background check system, a system that has a dubious track record of preventing crimes.

It appears that federal Republicans are only content with holding the line and not going on offense.

However, Cruz recognizes that a gun control compromise would not be beneficial for Trump. Ultimately he believes that such a move would be demoralizing to conservatives “so they stay home.”

 

 

 

 

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