Paul and Cruz Pledge to Defeat Anti-Second Amendment Bill in Senate
March 26, 2013
Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are preparing to do battle over legislation moving through Congress to further erode the Second Amendment and disarm the American people.
In a letter addressed to Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, Paul and Cruz said they will oppose “any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability toe exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.”
Moreover, they will use cloture – forcing a time limit on the consideration of legislation – on “any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”
“The second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense,” the letter states. “It speaks to history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries.”
Republicans opposed to anti-gun legislation in the Senate are concerned that after a bill is introduced, Democrats will attempt to pile on amendments that will further restrict the constitutional right to own and bear firearms.