Cruz: Gun Rights are For Shootin’ Some Gubmint Officials


Ted Cruz is really explicit that voters need guns in case they need to use them against police, federal law enforcement or other government officials.

It’s not an uncommon argument among gun rights enthusiasts. But national politicians and certainly presidential candidates seldom get so pointed and specific about arguing that the key importance of the 2nd Amendment is to have guns to shoot government officials if you decide they are creating a tyranny. What Sharron Angle once called “second amendment remedies“. But Ted Cruz is going there big time in a new fundraising email. Check it out.

In a sense, this is totally Cruz’s MO. I suspect it’s precisely because few mainstream politicians are willing to state the matter so starkly that he and his advisors see a big advantage of being the one who will.