Cruz explains the democrats to a "T" and then goes on to propose actual reforms that will help lower crime....... Two of the ideas...... long prison sentences, and giving access to the Federal background Database, are my ideas too...... LISTEN: Cruz Urges Republicans Not To Cave On Second Amendment; Warns Of ‘Mandatory Gun Confiscation’ Proposals From Dem Candidates The Democrats’ proposal would not have prevented any of these mass murders. We ought to be focusing seriously, substantively on how you stop these horrific crimes – and what they’re proposing wouldn’t do it. What I’m proposing has a far greater likelihood of preventing these kinds of crimes. Not only that. Democratic gun confiscation proposals, which are getting more and more common – and by the way, when it comes to gun confiscation on the Left, it starts with so-called "assault rifles," but the next step is handguns. Now, at this point, I expect people around the room to snicker and say, "Come on! That’s ridiculous. They’ll never go to handguns." Just remember that in about 24 months when we see them pushing for handgun confiscation – they have not yet proposed it, but that is, I believe, their ultimate goal ... full confiscation – that would cost lives. According to a press release from Sen. Chuck Grassley's official website, the Grassley-Cruz legislation would (the following bullet points are taken verbatim from Grassley's website): Improve and reauthorize grants for NICS database; Increase federal prosecution of gun violence by establishing the Nationwide Project Exile Program and establishing a high-level federal taskforce; Responsibly addresses gun violence by criminalizing straw purchasing of firearms and gun trafficking; Protect the Second Amendment rights of members of the armed forces; Require the Department of Justice to explain to Congress why it has or has not been prosecuting gun cases; Place limitations on operations like Fast and Furious by DOJ; Allow firearms dealers to utilize the NICS database to for voluntary background checks of employees; and Allow firearms dealers to access the FBI’s National Crime Information Center stolen-gun database to ensure that a firearm is not stolen prior to acquisition.