Monday, December 23, 2013

LA:Senators Cruz and Vitter, with State Rep. Thompson, Promote Second Amendment

The political battle for second amendment rights is far from over, according to U.S. Senator David Vitter, R-La.

Ways to protect and defend those rights was the center of discussion for Vitter, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and State Representative Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City, during a live telephone town hall meeting Wednesday night.


“The Second Amendment is a fundamental constitutional right. It’s an individual right to keep and bare arms,” Vitter said. “It is in the original Bill of Rights not because the [nation's] founders were concerned about crime or self defense, but because, fundamentally, the second amendment right is about freedom and liberty.”

Sen. Cruz said Louisiana and Texas “see eye-to-eye” when it comes to gun rights and praised Louisiana delegates for their effort to protect them. He also stressed the importance of not only the national fight, but the state and local efforts as well.

“Texas has a lot in common with Louisiana, one of those being that we cherish our constitutional rights, especially our Second Amendment rights,” Cruz said. “The condition in Washington is incredibly perilous. The Obama administration, in my opinion, is extraordinarily hostile and the most anti-gun administration we’ve ever seen in Washington.”

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