Reps. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and AOC, D-N.Y., Wednesday, clashed in personal terms over calls for universal background checks. Along with other gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting that occurred in Texas, leaving seven dead and at least 25 injured. Ocasio-Cortez began to attack Crenshaw for a tweet about a woman who is a resident in Houston who used her handgun to protect herself when five men tried to mug her.
Crenshaw addressed the situation with the following tweet, “Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.’
Ocasio-Cortez promptly replied, asking why he is “lending” others his guns. Also attacking the Texas lawmaker of giving weapons to people who have “likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record.” Speaking as if she knew the Women in the Video personally along with the friends Crenshaw is referring to.
Crenshaw did not like what Ocasio-Cortez’s had to say or her choice of words, responding by inquiring why she thinks his friends are criminals and domestic abusers. And making accusations that people lend one another guns for self-defense and hunting. Crenshaw then fired back and took a jab at Ocasio-Cortez’s hometown, saying, “This is America outside NYC.”
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez did not back down. To those who accept and defend Crenshaw, she tweeted the following. “As the way we keep guns out of the hands of abusers is ridiculous, This idea of ‘I know the guy, there’s no way he beats his wife.’ Any person who has been assaulted, abused, etc. comprehends that abusers often present as ‘upstanding.'” She added, “Domestic abusers can be master manipulators. Plus, domestic abuse is a HUGE sign of gun violence. That’s why ‘vouching for a friend’ isn’t a substitute for a background check.”
She also said that “if a background check would be a problem, then you shouldn’t ‘lend’ a gun.” While arguing that her state is one of the most harmless regarding gun violence. She tweeted, “Try to keep up.”
Texas lawmaker Crenshaw is now the second Texas lawmaker to get into a high-profile Twitter dispute since the Odessa shooting.
Ted Cruz, senator, and R-Texas took actress Alyssa Milano to task over her faith-based puzzle. The puzzle about where in the Bible does it state that a person has the freedom to own a firearm. Cruz replied, telling the anti-gun activist, it was an “excellent” mystery. One “worth considering without the snark of Twitter,” before quoting a few examples from the Bible.
“It is of course, not the right to a modern-day gun that is God-give [sic] but rather the right to Life & the right to Liberty. Essential to that right to Life is the right to DEFEND your Family & your Life,” the Texas conservative began.