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Ted Cruz: Gun Control Doesn't Work

thecenter Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:23 PM
There are definite benefits to having SRO (School Resource Officers) inside schools on a day to day basis. However, the schools themselves need to completely modernize their reactions to violent intruders based on the data and behavior displayed in these recent events. The statistics show that in these kind of gun situations police officers, trained and practiced law officials, have a hit to shot ratio of 3 out of ten. These dangerous people have a record of about nine out of ten, seven to eight out of those will be lethal because the people are standing still because they don't know how to react. Etc. Etc. There also needs to be a healthy debate and subsequent update about the care and placement of those with mental illnesses.

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has released a statement in response to California Senator Dianne Feinstein's new ban on semi-automatic rifles, pistols and handguns.

Washington politicians shouldn’t be taking advantage of recent tragedy to try to push an aggressive gun control agenda. Real assault weapons—machine guns—are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934. This proposal would have done nothing to prevent the terrible murders in Newtown, but it would limit the constitutional liberties of law-abiding citizens. And gun control doesn’t work – the empirical data overwhelmingly demonstrate that strict gun-control laws consistently produce more crime...