Where Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Stand in the Debate Over Gun Control

WASHINGTON -- Texas is one of the most heavily armed states in America, but the issue of gun control hasn’t historically been a top issue at the ballot box.It could be this year, however, in the closely-watched U.S. Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke.Even before the polls closed on Tuesday, the Republican incumbent zeroed in on his Democratic opponent’s record on gun issues and claimed O’Rourke wants to seize Texans’ weapons, a signal that he will put the gun control issue front and center through November.“Congressman O’Rourke is a vocal proponent of gun control and restricting the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens,” Cruz said in a call with reporters Tuesday night. “But those anti-gun views are not reflective of the values of Texans.”And he didn’t slow down after the polls closed. Moments after the two easily clinched their respective nominations, Cruz released an attack ad saying O’Rourke “wants to take our guns” to the tune of Alabama’s “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in The Band).”  Continue reading...

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