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Cruz Throws Down Gauntlet In Challenge To Debate Biden On Gun Control

May 3, 2013 by  

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged Vice President Joe Biden to debate him on gun control Friday after learning about Biden’s vague plan to approach Congress with a new plan to restrict gun ownership:

“I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate: how do we stop crime? If Vice President Biden really believes that the facts are on his side…then I would think he would welcome the opportunity to talk about the sources; the causes of violent crime — who is carrying it out, and how we can do everything humanly possible to stop it.”

Cruz’s remarks came in a speech to the National Rifle Association’s leadership forum.

Biden announced Thursday he would be launching a cross-country trip to appeal for expanded background checks and gun trafficking laws, but that he and President Barack Obama hadn’t yet discussed the plan.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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