A challenger to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said it would have been “better” if the Second Amendment “hadn’t been written.”
In a resurfaced video from 2018, Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, weighed in on the right to bear arms and said he did not believe the Second Amendment should have been written in the first place.
“Within the confines of the accurately applied Second Amendment, we can do everything we want to do, as far as regulating weapons and all that,” Allred said. “The Second Amendment does have, in the first sentence, in order to maintain a ‘well-regulated militia,’ and ‘the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'”
“And it’s two ideas there. The recent trend has only been to focus on the right to bear arms instead of the well-regulated militia part,” Allred continued in the video, which was first resurfaced by Breitbart. “So I just think we have to accurately apply it.” Read more…