Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested Sunday that politicians pushing for stricter gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., are exploiting the tragedy.
"To see 20 children, six adults senselessly murdered, it takes your breath away," Cruz said on "Fox News Sunday." "But within minutes, we saw politician running out and trying to exploit this tragedy, try to push their political agenda of gun control."
Cruz said he opposed the ideas being pushed by Democrats, like creating a national gun registry. He did call for improving the federal database to better track criminal convictions and mental health barriers to ownership.