Senator John Cornyn speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. Via Wikimedia Commons.

A rattled U.S. Senator John Cornyn was loudly booed at the Texas Republican Convention as he tried to defend his support for gun confiscation.

As Cornyn began addressing delegates he was loudly booed and appeared rattled.  He demanded delegates get their information from his offices and chastised Republicans for believing “rather than rumor and the Twitterverse.”


Cornyn is one of 10 Republican senators backing a deal with Democrats for a package of anti-gun laws.  Among other gun restrictions, Cornyn’s deal requires Americans to report to the government any time they transfer a gun to a friend or relative.

It also includes a scheme to bribe states with federal tax dollars if they pass “red flag” laws allowing guns to be confiscated without due process.

Cornyn claimed he only supported measures that allowed “law-abiding” people to own guns.  However, the purpose of “red flag” laws is to confiscate guns from people who have not been accused of any crime.

Cornyn also claims he is forced to back gun control to stop an even worse package from passing.  However, the Senate is split 50-50 meaning he could kill any and all gun control proposals with just his vote.

Gun rights organizations are asking conservatives to call Cornyn and other senators and demand they drop their support for gun confiscation compromises.

“These provisions won’t stop bad guys from getting guns, but they will become a mechanism for the government to go after honest, non-violent gun owners,” says Gun Owners of America’s Erich Pratt.  “Senators need to know that gun owners will not let them get away with calling this a ‘compromise.’ This is gun control, plain and simple.”

Cornyn was scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, held in Houston, in May, but canceled claiming he needed to be in Washington during the weekend, when the Senate was not in session.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

Stay armed no matter what. We are going to be in for a tough time

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Hit ALL 15 RINOs who signed bill

John P. Axehandle Jr.
John P. Axehandle Jr.
1 month ago

I find myself wondering if those politicians with their six figure salaries we in the real world can only dream about even know which end of a gun the bullet comes out of.

Wynterhart
Wynterhart
1 month ago

I would be glad to Show them the Business end of every one hanging on my walls! This administration is trying to make pussies of our soldiers & was born in the Army 3/4 of a century ago. Truman was President & I can still load & fire every one!! & the moron on the east coast has the chutzpah to Try take another amendment away from us by hook & crook! Lost 2 husbands to Vietnam on Okinawa! & this idiot isn’t even aware enough to realize how bad he is being USED! & political prisoners? WTF is going on people better wake TF up! What is happening now is what Hitler did, taking the guns… know your past know your future!! Never give up!

JDN
JDN
1 month ago

Vote his butt out of office. He has been voting with the liberals the last few years. He has lost my vote for sure. If you have a disgruntled X-wife or girl friend who wants to strike a blow to ya all they have to do is call in and make up some crap and here comes the Brown Coats to kick in your door and take your hunting guns. Then you have to spend thousands in legal fees to TRY to get them back.