Cruz Debunks Notion that Gun Ownership Isn’t a God-Given Right

In light of recent and tragic events involving guns, the idea of gun control and how to prevent such incidents from happening again is on just about everyone’s mind. However, some are proving they are more ignorant than others and therefore need a little bit of a history lesson. Thank God for men like Senator Ted Cruz who are willing to educate those who the education system has failed.

Texas Representative Matt Schaefer is not such a person, but when he tweeted this weekend about gun control and our “God-given rights,” one of those particularly inept individuals responded with criticism.

He wrote, “I am NOT going to use the evil acts of a handful of people to diminish the God-given rights of my fellow Texans. None of these so-called gun-control solutions will work to stop a person with evil intent.”

To this well-known celebrity, Alyssa Milano responded with a question, “Can someone cite the passage of the Bible God states it is a god-given right to own a gun?” afterward she also incited that Schaefer was “owned by the gun lobby” and “unbelievable.”

However, instead of responding as most leftists would, with name-calling, hated-fueled arguments, or even violence, Senator Ted Cruz calming and most efficiently answered her question. He even said her question was “excellent” and “worth considering carefully w/o the snark of Twitter.”

The Texas lawmaker said, “It is of course not the right to a modern-day firearm that is God-given but rather the right to Life & the right to Liberty. Essential to that right to life is the right to DEFEND your life & your family.”

An excellent point to make. How can one effectively pursue life, liberty, and happiness without defending that? Simply put, you can’t. If you let yourself get trampled over, there is no liberty to have or life to live.

But the senator wanted to make sure Milano understood and that he thoroughly answered her question. So he continued, by citing a biblical verse that indeed backs up Schaefer’s claim that self-defense is a God-given right.

“The right to self-defense is recognized repeatedly in the Bible, eg Exodus 22:2: ‘If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.” (Note, though, verse 3 says it IS murder if during daylight (ie, not self-defense).”

Then Cruz went on to explain that is because of this God-given and not man-given right that the Declaration of Independence and Constitution was created in the way that it was.

“The Declaration of Independence acknowledges our rights thusly: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Cruz makes it clear, through evidence provided in the Bible and the Declaration that the right to bear arms, as the Second Amendment, states is a way to protect those “unalienable” rights to life.

The congressman said, “And for that reason, the Second Amendment provides ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT be infringed.’ It wasn’t to protect people’s ability to hunt, or to shoot target practice, but to defend their lives, their homes, & their families.”

But Cruz wasn’t done. He reminded us that freedom isn’t freedom at all without the right to defend oneself and used examples in history to prove it.

“St. George Tucker, one of the most important scholars in early America, explained the reasons behind the Second Amendment as follows: ‘This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…The right of self-defense is the first law of nature… In most governments, it has been the study of rulers to confine this right w/in the narrowest limits possible. Wherever…the right… to keep and bear arms is, under any… pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, in not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”

“That’s also why, post Civil war, disarming Black Americans was a critical objective of the KKK and was memorialized in countless Jim Crow laws – to strip African-Americans of their God-given right to self-defense from violence.”

In conclusion, he brought us back to the present by stating that “we need to do MUCH more to stop violent criminals & those w/ dangerous mental illness” but that “playing politics” and violating the constitutional “rights of law-abiding citizens – won’t make anybody safer.”

Well played, Senator.

Comments (27)

  1. Don’t normally agree with the senator but thise I wholeheartedly agree with his answer,

  2. Well said Senator Cruz,that’s why we love you.Keep up the good work.God bless you

  3. The Globalist Liberal NAZI Demoncrat Commie party don’t give a crap about gun violence! They just want to take away your guns to leave you defenseless against Government tyranny! Wake up patriots before it’s too late! Defend the 2nd amendment!

  4. Well played indeed. The media has done their best (worst) in keeping the washed up, has been Milano in a the spotlight. As well thought out and written as Senator Cruz’s argument is I sincerely doubt someone of Milano’s “intellect” will be able to comprehend it

  5. Since liberals claim assault weapons are the cause of mass killing sprees and not deranged people.. why not just make it illegal for an assault weapon to kill people?
    It makes about as much sense as taking weapons from innocent law abidding people who don’t commit the crimes.

  6. Alisa Milano knows as much about guns as the rest of know about brain surgery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Senator Cruz gave the best argument as to why our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is sacrosanct. Anyone who does not understand exactly what he said should seek out a tutor who can set the record straight. Law abiding citizens back the Second Amendment 100-percent. It gives us the right to protect ourselves and our families. Law abiding citizens also use weapons for hunting, target shooting, and other purposes.

    The gun-grabbers, on the other hand, want to punish everyone for the sins of a tiny few. But, have you noticed the most vocal of the gun-grabbers live in gated communities with armed guards or are protected by armed bodyguards. I suggest these people move out of their ivory castles, do away with their bodyguards and live among the people they would put in jeopardy. I suspect it wouldn’t be too long before they would be thanking GOD for the wisdom of our forefathers for including the Second Amendment in our Constitution.

  8. That is an excellent response. Way to go Senator Cruz. We need more people like you in the senate and in congress. Thank you so much for your educational response.

  9. I hope you mean it Ted. Trump made that same promise and is now in the process of throwing us all under the bus right now. If you really mean it, run against Trump because Trump is making sure that he’s unelectable by infringing on the second amendment.


  11. That was a very fine explanation from Mr. Cruz. Whether it will be accepted by the far left nuts is another question. The left wants to take our guns so that if we’re ever demented enough to give them control of the government they will have complete control over our lives.

  12. Getting more money from the NRA probably means more to Cruz than all those lives killed by mass murderers


  14. Common sense which is totally lacking in the “liberals”.

  15. Por-abortionists are breaking the constitutional right for unborn babies to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And by the way, Alyssa, when you get rid of your armed body guards then maybe you have the right to complain about others having guns.

  16. I am going to be real generous and say that if someone was trying to break into my house, anytime of the day and I dial 911 , I will have someone from law enforcement at my home, at best within 20 minutes. That is very optimistic. Reality is more like at least 30 minutes, during the day. If we are talking 1am you might as well double that.
    The city of Chicago has tough gun laws, unfortunately there are many gangs that don’t really care about laws. Fortunately they mostly only try to kill each other. If you are interested check out the website Hey jackass.


  18. It is to bad that we do not have more
    people like TED CRUZ in our government
    and a LOT LESS people like Mat Schaefer
    also do away stupid idiotic celebritys
    like Alyssa Milano

  19. To Ted Cruz:
    Your well written letter concerning gun ownership is “RIGHT ON TARGET” and explained in an exceptional clear and powerful manner. THANK YOU!!! Hopefully, your readers will realize the power of your words in this letter.
    Kathy Frick (Colorado)

  20. Ted Cruz was magnificent, but did she really get the message & know that she was proven the answer to her question & that she is wrong in denying people of their second amendment rights ? Does she admit to the fact that the Bible does speak of one’s right to life & the protection of life! And also that those who deny one their right to life, is where the lines are drawn as per law determining one’s acts of being the one responsible or affiliated with ending one’s life, regardless of whether there were weapons involved or not. But, to deny the right to protection or to level
    out the odds of survival against others who have the advantage of having weaponry, must be given for the sake of the mere definition of survival.

  21. GOD gave us all the Rights Government only takes them away .The Constitution is a builder in insurance policy and is the Law .

  22. Senator Cruz has it correct. It is about time this was stated. Great Job Senator Cruz. You have my vote.

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  24. RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. We need to impose upon the movie industry in particular and media in general a Hays Board equivalent tasked not with supervision of sexual matters but those related to the Second Amendment and the barring of the publication of false information regarding the capabilities and limitations of firearms.
    Too many people have their source of knowledge about firearms from the depictions in movies, which from their earliest days have promoted and published what amounts to myth with respect to the capabilities of these tools. Therefore, too much of what people who have never handled firearms have an aggregate body of knowledge on the subject that amounts to myth.


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