Speaking to NRA convention attendees Friday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called attention to Vice President Joe Biden’s promise to bring gun control back for a Senate vote and challenged him to an hour-long debate on the legislation and the real causes of gun crime.
Said Cruz: “Vice President Joe Biden has said he’s going to lead the fight to bring the [gun control] legislation back, to try to pressure the votes that went against it and to try force it through the U.S. Senate.”
Senator Cruz paused after saying these things, then added:
I would like to issue an invitation to the Vice President… If he believes the answer to violent crime is not prosecuting felons and fugitives, not prosecuting gun crimes, but going after the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens, I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour long conversation and debate–how do we stop crime?
And if Vice President Biden really believes the facts are on his side, that this is not simply an exercise in political power by the administration, then I would think he would welcome the opportunity to talk about the sources [and] causes of violent crime, who’s carrying it out, and how we can do everything humanly possible to stop it.