The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
January 25th, 2023
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) recently issued a final ruling to regulate
September 16th, 2022
This week I joined Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and 100 Republicans in demanding answers from credit card companies Visa, American Express, and Mastercard over the implementation of a classification of gun sales, to ensure...
June 15th, 2022
Last week, I voted against two unconstitutional gun restriction bills. As a Texan, a father of three young girls who go to school, and a defender of Constitutional rights, this issue hits close to home.
June 10th, 2022
This week I made the following statement after voting against the rushed and ineffective gun legislation set forth by Democrats.
April 15th, 2022
Sen. Cruz And Colleagues To Introduce Resolution Prohibiting The Biden DOJ From Expanding Firearm Definitions And Creating National Gun Registry
I announced that I will introduce a Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapproval (CRA) to prohibit President Biden’s Department of Justice from implementing a new rule to expand firearm definitions. Sens....
October 1st, 2021
As we work with our partners in the Senate to decide on the final version of the bill, I will fight to ensure any red flag provisions are removed from the bill.
September 10th, 2021
Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on President Biden Withdrawing His Nomination of David Chipman for ATF Director
The Senate has sent a loud, clear, and bipartisan message to President Biden: any nominee to the ATF must respect the Constitution and lawful gun ownership.
June 24th, 2021
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) under President Biden is aggressively targeting gun owners, including our fellow Texans. Worst of all, the Biden Administration is carrying out these attacks on...
June 4th, 2021
Having a birthday does not erase a person’s violent history which is why I introduced this legislation to prevent proven aggressive offenders from having access to guns.
May 5th, 2021
I don't take a back seat to anyone on supporting our Second Amendment right to bear arms! I have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) and frequently exercise my right to bear arms pretty much everywhere I go.
December 29th, 2022
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has removed its study regarding defensive gun use (DGU) information from its website. This study showed that Americans have relied on guns for self-defense upwards of 2.5 million times a...
June 28th, 2022
I made the following statement after voting against the Senate gun control bill that raises Constitutional concerns.
June 14th, 2022
House Democrats blocked my bill – H.R. 3290, the Disarming Felons Act – from consideration and debate.
May 10th, 2022
Cornyn, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill to Save Millions of Dollars in Losses from Destroyed Law Enforcement Service Weapons
U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and I introduced the Federal Law Enforcement Service Weapon Purchase Act, which would allow current federal law enforcement officers to purchase their retired...
February 24th, 2022
Bearing arms in self-defense is a human right. It is evident from the ATF’s behavior that, under Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, the agency is hellbent on attacking the Second Amendment through every means at its disposal...
September 29th, 2021
As an ardent defender of the Second Amendment, I will work aggressively with my House and Senate colleagues to make sure no attack on gun rights becomes law.
August 31st, 2021
When a new round of laws goes into effect on Sept. 1, Texas will officially become a "Second Amendment sanctuary."
June 16th, 2021
In the letter, we express "deep concern" over the guidance because it "jeopardizes the rights of law-abiding gun owners and disabled combat veterans across the country."
May 12th, 2021
Democrats are Using Topic of ‘Ghost Guns’ to Distract From Failure of Gun Control Policies in ‘Big Democrat Cities’
I delivered remarks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ‘ghost guns'-an unhelpful term used for homemade firearms-and Democrats' efforts to propose restrictions on Second Amendment rights while ignoring the growing...
May 4th, 2021
This bill focuses on two of our country’s most fundamental constitutional protections– the Second Amendment’s right of citizens to keep and bear arms and the Tenth Amendment’s right of states to make laws best-suited for...