Last week, Alyssa Milano lashed out at Ted Cruz for saying the ability to defend ourselves and our family is a “God given right.”
I’d love to come in and meet with you on the gun issue and many other issues that include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, @tedcruz and also, 1 Peter 4:8.
I’ll be in DC next week. We can live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear your bullshit 1st hand. https://t.co/S3ljfjjOtG
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 2, 2019
“We can live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear your bullshit 1st hand.”
She’s a peach.
Fortunately for US, he accepted the challenge:
I’d be happy to sit down & visit next week about uniting to stop gun violence & about the Constitution. If we can have a civil & positive conversation—in the spirit of 1 Peter 4:8 as you suggest—despite our political differences, that might help resolve the discord in our Nation. https://t.co/YfkB97wAA0
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 3, 2019
Well… I didn’t think it would actually happen, as I figured she’d chicken out. It DID happen – but instead of facing her opponent head on, she brought reinforcement. Of COURSE she did.
Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed during the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, attended the debate as well.
She started it all off by explaining how “terrified” she is, and that she believes that with “mutual respect and humility” they can affect positive change in the country.
“Mutual respect and humility” CLEARLY explains why she said she’d “live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear your bullshit 1st hand,” right?
Alyssa brought the DRAMA… Ted brought the FACTS.
According to Breitbart:
The actress implored Sen. Cruz to “lead” on the nation’s gun violence problem.
Sen. Cruz said during the debate that he supports the Second Amendment, while at the same time proposed legislation that would improve school safety and prevent criminals from obtaining weapons.
Sens. Cruz and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sponsored the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019, which would improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and bolster alerts to law enforcement. The legislation would also criminalize “straw purchasing” of firearms and gun trafficking, allow firearms dealers to utilize the NICS database for voluntary background checks of employees, and allow firearms dealers to access the FBI’s National Crime Information Center stolen-gun database so that a firearm is not stolen prior to acquisition.
Sen. Cruz said during the debate that the Grassley-Cruz legislation would have helped prevent the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas.
But that’s not what Milano wants. She wants gun bans, and she wants them now.
Milano then quoted former President Ronald Reagan, suggesting that Republicans have supported gun control the past. Reagan said:
I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen to own guns for sporting, for hunting, and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for the defense of the home.
Cruz fact checked Milano’s use of the Reagan quote, saying “Machine guns are functionally illegal right now.”
The Texas senator added, “the machine gun has been functionally illegal for 80 years, you and I can’t purchase a machine gun.”
You’d think someone who spends all of her time pushing for gun control would know that? Like… educate yourself.
Sen. Cruz also fact checked the notion that an assault weapon ban would help reduce gun violence, noting that when America had an assault weapons ban, the ban did not have a “material” impact on gun violence.
“If we can agree the objective is to keep people safe,” then Congress should push for Grassley-Cruz, Sen. Cruz charged.
Guttenberg said he could support Grassley-Cruz if it does complete the objectives he laid out during the debate.
He said he appreciated the conversation:
Thank you @SenTedCruz for inviting @Alyssa_Milano, @DadoftheDecade and I today. You were gracious with the 90 minutes you took for our very candid conversation. I look forward to continuing with it. https://t.co/YSjP8RPxHj
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 10, 2019
Milano, apparently, isn’t so sure she could ever support anything proposed by a Republican.
I just left. He was gracious. I’m unsure if it changes anything. But appreciative for the opportunity to bridge the divide with civil, meaningful, discussion. Link to entire meeting below. #NoRA https://t.co/tAAzPXt5hW
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 10, 2019
Did you even LISTEN to what he had to say, Alyssa?