Ted Cruz was accosted by gun activist at a restaurant about the Uvalde tragedy after NRA event

Ted Cruz was accosted by gun activist at a restaurant about the Uvalde tragedy after NRA event

Ted Cruz was accosted by gun activist at a restaurant about the Uvalde tragedy after NRA event
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was challenged on Friday by an activist who requested a photograph with the Republican legislator before challenging him on the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde and his support for Second Amendment rights.

Cruz was at a restaurant after speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2022 annual convention in Houston, Texas, and posed for a photo with activist Benjamin Hernandez, who confronted him about his stance on gun rights in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults.

In the video, uploaded by Indivisible Houston, Hernandez then grills Cruz on gun control measures, particularly why Cruz opposes further background checks.

Cruz says, “Background checks would not have prevented the shooter.” “What would have happened? The legislation I presented…”

Hernandez then interrupts Cruz, becoming increasingly irritated.

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“We can make it more difficult for anyone to obtain firearms in our nation, sir,” he continues. “You know that, but as you stand here, as you stand at the NRA conference, it is more difficult to halt gun violence when there are more firearms.”

Cruz charged the individual with “ignorance and malice.”

“You have no idea what you’re talking about,” he adds in the video.

Hernandez, who has previously campaigned for Congress and characterizes himself as a “once illegal” immigrant, continues to dispute with Cruz as security intervenes and urges him to “back up.”

“Why does this keep happening?” shouts Hernandez, before accusing Cruz of attending the conference to “accept blood money.”

As he becomes increasingly furious, security begins to remove him from the restaurant, at which time he yells at Cruz: “Why is it your fault that 19 children died?

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Ted Cruz is now in your hands.”

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