Ted Cruz Speech At NRA Convention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. He emphasizes the importance of the unalienable liberties the country was founded on. "The Constitution matters. All of the Constitution," Cruz says. "It's not pick and choose. It's not take the parts you like and get rid of the parts you don't like."