On Monday night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has appeared on Fox News where he elaborated his thoughts on Liberal bizarre obstruction of Grassley-Cruz legislation in 2013.
The Grassley-Gruz legislation, if it was respected, it would’ve stopped the Texas shooting from happening and would keep the shooter behind bars way before he decides to go out there and kill people.
He had to take this chance to lay down the forgotten truth so everyone would know that this is on the Democrats.
Senator Cruz stated on “Fox News @ Night”.
“[T]his should have been stopped beforehand. Under federal law, it was illegal for this individual to purchase a firearm. He had a conviction for a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in prison, and he had a conviction for multiple domestic violence crimes. Both of those, it’s already ineligible.
But, several things happened: Number one, the air force — the Obama administration didn’t report those convictions to the [NICS] database. That’s an endemic problem. It’s a problem with the federal government. It’s a problem with the states. And so, when he went in to buy the guns, they ran the background check, and they didn’t find it because it wasn’t in the database. But I’ll tell you we could have prevented this.” – He said.
“In 2013, in the wake of Sandy Hook, I joined with Chuck Grassley, we introduced legislation that was called the Grassley-Cruz legislation. And it was aggressive legislation targeting felons and violent criminals to stop them from getting guns.” – Senator Cruz added.
“There were a couple elements of that legislation that was critical: One, it mandated that federal agencies, including the Air Force, report to the [NICS] because that was a problem back then. But, two, and this is an even more critical piece if it had been reported to the background database when he went to Academy to buy this — these weapons, he lied on the forms. That is a felony to lie on those forms. The Obama administration didn’t prosecute those cases. In 2010, 48,000 felons and fugitives lied and illegally tried to purchase guns. They prosecuted only 44 of them.” – He explained.
They should’ve respected this law and nobody would get hurt. Now, what we have to do is to force this law and finally start cleaning our country from evil maniacs like this shooter.