The National Rifle Association partnered with Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz at the start of this year to spew false and alarmist claims about Democrats.
The NRA shared a video of Cruz on Twitter falsely claiming that Democrats wanted to "take your freedom" for wanting assault weapons regulated differently than 18th century muskets.
Watch the video below:
We met with Sen. @TedCruz at #SAS2019 and he had a message for @NRA members. “We're seeing the left getting more… https://t.co/1sH2K1fGdE— NRA (@NRA)1578017494.0
Apparently forgetting that Democrats are just as American as Republicans, Cruz said:
"The Left has lost their minds. They're filled with anger, they're filled with rage, they hate President Trump, and they hate your freedom. They hate your liberties. They want to come after them. We're seeing the Left getting more and more angry as they're promising to try to take your guns, to take your freedom. They want to make you dependent on government."
Fred Guttenberg, who became a gun reform activist after tragically losing his daughter at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Shooting, had some choice words for the deceptive Senator.
(1,3) I took the time with @Alyssa_Milano and @DadoftheDecade to have a conversation with @tedcruz. Why did we do… https://t.co/RKv4PoYAby— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1578489100.0
(2,3) I asked you if you can pass a background check or if you beat your wife. It is on the video from the live fe… https://t.co/sbSRsDhJ9P— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1578489100.0
(3,3) .@tedcruz Stop lying to the American people about why people like me fight for their rights to life and to be… https://t.co/JFvyrlGG2w— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1578489100.0
Guttenberg called out Cruz for implying that his efforts to protect others from the same fate as his daughter meant that he hated Americans' freedom.
Others agreed that this was the worst Ted talk ever.
The left are not taking your guns. This issue has been warped by men like this. If anything by having stronger back… https://t.co/Ja4ptvQrxk— Thomas Sireno (@Thomas Sireno)1578579308.0
Ted Cruz is a lying coward https://t.co/Hnm05ipejV— Steve T (@Steve T)1578524991.0
I lost respect for him when he ran for POTUS and trump talked about his wife and father and he started kissing his… https://t.co/QMsshvZkdx— Velma Jones/Redgal60 (@Velma Jones/Redgal60)1578561076.0
No wonder he is called lying Ted. Not a thing he said in there was true. https://t.co/zbQe9DjiGO— midnightrider (@midnightrider)1578523355.0
You are a liar, and a disgrace to Texas and the rest of America. https://t.co/ypMszqhsrH— Iris Coyne (@Iris Coyne)1578524724.0
You know Ted, we'd all be better off if everyone would quit the name calling. Conservative, Liberal, Right, Left...… https://t.co/x3di0gfnh6— QBpapa (@QBpapa)1578509472.0
Cruz has matured into a full blown fool. https://t.co/r1tKFLfQeF— EndDiscriminationNow (@EndDiscriminationNow)1578492724.0
Cruz received over $360,000 from gun rights money in 2016.