Presidential contenders split on party lines in their reaction to President Barack Obama's gun control actions
Democrats support Obama and Republicans vow to undo his moves
Presidential contenders split on party lines in their reaction to President Barack Obama’s gun control actions Tuesday, with Democrats supporting Obama and Republicans vowing to undo his moves.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was perhaps Obama’s harshest critic, accusing the President of attempting to take away Americans’ guns.
On Twitter, Cruz called Obama’s actions – which include expanding background checks on gun purchases and increasing funding for mental health and law enforcement agencies that perform those background checks – “unconstitutional.”
In an image included in the tweet, Obama was portrayed wearing a crown, alongside the message: “Gun control is government control.”
It linked to a Cruz campaign website featuring Obama dressed in military-style garb, next to the headline, “Obama wants your guns.”