The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Blaze Gun Rights
CHEROKEE, Iowa — On the campaign trail, Republican Iowa frontrunner Ted Cruz consistently gets big cheers for his staple line vowing to undo President Barack Obama’s “unconstitutional” executive actions on guns.
It’ll be one of his first acts in office, the Texas senator says.
But in a quieter moment on his campaign bus this afternoon, Cruz explained that he feels the sting of mass shootings and tragedies, and the severity of the gun violence issue in the United States is not lost on him.
“Of course violence is a problem in America,” Cruz told TheBlaze.
“Following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Ct. — and I would note as the parents of young children, that Heidi and I were utterly horrified at that act of depravity — President Obama had an opportunity to bring Americans together, to work with Republicans and Democrats to target violent criminals, to go after felons and…post was originally published on this site