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.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com