"DEFENDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT" RADIO SCRIPT [60 SECONDS]:
Hi, I'm Ted Cruz and this is a Freedom Minute.
When it comes to violent gun crime, the government should use every tool to punish and deter violent criminals.
Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has failed to make this a priority. In 2010, more than 15,000 fugitives and felons tried to illegally purchase a firearm. The Obama Justice Department prosecuted only 44. Fourty-four out of over 15,000. That's completely unacceptable.
Instead of going after criminals, politicians in Washington are working to try to take away the constitutional rights for law-abiding Americans.
Our rights as citizens matter most in times of crisis.
That's why I believe under no circumstance should Congress be allowed to undermine our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The Bill of Rights is too important.
Thanks for listening. This is Ted Cruz with a Freedom Minute.