Look them in the eye: The gun lobby’s Republican henchmen should come face to face with the parents of children murdered in Uvalde

Look them in the eye: The gun lobby’s Republican henchmen should come face to face with the parents of children murdered in Uvalde

May 29, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Ted Cruz, meet Angel Garza.
  • Cruz, whose campaigns over the years have pocketed $442,000 from the gun lobby, who Friday assailed broadly supported gun safety measures as a plot of the liberal “elites” while repeating the disproven canard that the only thing that stops bad guys with guns are good guys with guns, should shake hands with and sit down across from Garza, whose 10-year-old daughter Amerie Jo, a proud big sister and honor-roll student, was among the 19 children and two teachers murdered Tuesday by an 18-year-old with an assault rifle.
  • Cruz should then look his fellow father in the eye and explain why he and his fellow Republicans have stubbornly refused to advance even the most basic reforms — not just universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, but even a prohibition on anyone under the age of 21 buying assault rifles and red flag laws stopping mentally ill people from arming themselves to the teeth.
  • When Garza tells Cruz “I will never be happy or complete again,” Cruz can calmly explain his absolute certainty, perhaps obtained at Harvard Law School or maybe at a Federalist Society brunch, that the Founding Fathers meant to guarantee the right of unstable 18-year-olds to be able to buy AR-15s with high-capacity magazines.

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