2016 Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Shoots Full Auto

Over the Summer, before he announced his candidacy for 2016 presidential election, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Shield Tactical gun range in Shiner, Texas.

While there, the texan shot a M249 light machine gun on full auto, which clearly put a smile on the man’s face.

Not saying we should all go out and vote for the guy, but it’s nice to see that some politicians get genuine enjoyment shooting firearms.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • ejharb May 17, 2015, 12:53 pm

    He did well lol.that thing aint a 10/22 weightwise.
    this guy will win debates whether with words or a SAW.I would tun in for either!

  • Philip April 9, 2015, 11:36 am

    I am glad Cruz shoots, and I know he believes in the 2nd amendment. A lot of people think he is a loud mouth, but I appreciate his PASSION for the rule of law and the values that the founding father espoused! The American people need to get there heads out of the sand and prepare for what Obama has in store for America. Stand for the Constitution and particularly our 2nd amendment right to own and bare guns!!! God Bless America!

  • Russ April 7, 2015, 5:31 pm

    $80.00 in 7 seconds.
    And worth seeing

  • PhaTz April 6, 2015, 12:30 pm


    Tex Cruz is just to close to Goldman Sachs. His wife Heidi worked for Sachs and became a CFR Member who Co-Authored plans for a “NORTH AMERICAN UNION”. This document dissolves the Sovereignty of the US and the Constitution. It creates a single state of Mexico, US & Canada. I like Tex’es stump speeches as they reach out to me personally but I cannot fathom that Cruz panders to the Central Banksters and more importantly AIPAC.

    My real concern is that if Tex Cruz is elected we will not leave the Middle East. I believe it is time we stop fighting Other Peoples Wars.. OPW’s.. It is becoming a pattern. Why didn’t we attack Israel when they murder the US Servicemen aboard the USS Liberty or the USS Cole. Many of you believe that the USS Cole was attacked by Al Qaeda. The Israeli Mossad was Identified as the ones behind the attack of the USS Cole in year 2000. Yet Americans have been manipulated into believing ISISrael can do no harm or for that mater manipulate us into fighting their wars until they finally do research into the Oded Yinon Plan and the Testimony of Gen Wesley Clark and his revelations of the US / Wolfowitz / Cheney plan to attack 7 middle eastern countries in a 5 year time span. Gen Zinni said 911 was for the benefit of ISISrael..

    Well here is factual proof that Israel creates and backs terrorism to create wars..

    ISIS Leader Al Baghdadi.. Covert Mossad Agent “SIMON ELLIOT” ?

    Hamas was created to fight and end the PLO ?

    Al Qaeda in Syria Backed by Mossad ?

    Ask yourselves.. should we be aiding Israel as it forces US, UK into wars of their choosing.. by creating the Chaos necessary to effect change ? Glaring proof of Israeli involvement in 911 has come to light. The dancing Israeli Mossad agents caught on a New Jersey rooftop who had positioned cameras at the WTC before the event ? Then being shuttled to Israel on 9/12 by Michael Chertoff to cover up what they did and keep it out of the news ? Then the video of them on Israeli National TV bragging about what they witnesses. Then Netanyahu’s statement “we are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the twin towers and the pentagon, and the “AMERICAN STRUGGLE IN IRAQ”. Or is it the Americans hoodwinked into attacking Iraq for Israels benefit.. Who benefited.. the ~3,000 dead on 9/11 or the 37,000 that died from cancer due to the nuclear event on 9/11 ? Or how about the 70,000 still suffering from non-asbestos related cancers today ?

    All one needs to research is what Netanyahu says about the US at Finks Bar in Jerusalem a Mossad Watering hole. I am sure you will find this information very informative..

    Goldman Sachs, AIPAC, CFR, Netanyahu.. have burned their bridge and I cannot support any candidate that panders to their likes.. I have become very Anti-Zionist which is secular not a religious sect whose ideologies clearly demonstrate racism and bigotry as they murder the Palestinian people for their oil..


    • Rich April 6, 2015, 5:30 pm

      Phatz If you believe that bunk about Israel you will believe anything. You probably even believe Mossad was behind 9-11. The Israeli’s never admit to anything. Start with that. So if you read a report saying they admitted to something you should know it is suspect. Then do some serious fact checking. How many oil wells do the Palestinians have? Go look for them on Google Earth. The US had to practically beg Israel not to attack Iraq on their own when Sadam started sending in his scud missiles. Try some truth for the flip side. Johnson sent in the Liberty to spy on Israeli troop movements during the 67 war and give that information to Egypt and Jordan in real time.

      • Russ April 8, 2015, 6:07 pm

        Obama’s administration is going to call PhaTz crazy and take away his firearms, as soon as his monitors read This post.

    • Brian April 9, 2015, 11:45 am

      Proof that some Americans still believe that ” if its on the internet it must be true” because we all know that nobody ever lies or embellishes on the internet!

  • Matt Cuddy April 6, 2015, 12:19 pm

    He’s got my vote. Anybody who can get a big smile on his face after rocking a rolling a full belt is presidential material in my book, just like Lincoln with a Spencer. Obozo would wet himself just holding the squad automatic weapon.

  • Larry April 6, 2015, 11:56 am

    If the Beige Bozo did that, he’d be wearing his bike helmet & have to clean out his skivvies afterward!

  • TVPC58 April 6, 2015, 11:51 am

    It should be stressed that Senator Cruz does not have to be seen shooting any firearm to prove his pro-gun beliefs, as most other politicians would do. He has worked with the NRA as detailed by NPR show Fresh Air, (regarding Cruz working with attorney Chuck Cooper) “GROSS: I’ll mention, too, that, you know, you write that Cooper has been the long-time outside counsel – legal counsel to the NRA. TOOBIN: Again, and one of the clients that Ted Cruz worked on the most as a young associate in that law firm was the National Rifle Association. So, you know, his association with gun rights goes way back. ”

    See this transcript from the NPR Fresh Air show for 3/25/15, detailing Cruz’s oratory and debating skills, his working with the NRA in legal affairs, and his bio. http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/395309315/journalist-says-ted-cruzs-message-is-clear-that-compromise-is-for-losers.

    On his intelligence and speaking skills, “TOOBIN: Well, first of all, he’s just a very smart guy. And one of the things I found almost endearing about him is that, you know, he had spent a good deal of time in his life talking about the Supreme Court and arguing in the Supreme Court and clerking on the Supreme Court. And he knew that I had written a lot about it. I’d written two books about it. And he was almost gleeful at the opportunity to sort of be a law nerd again, which, you know, I found kind of appealing. I mean, this is obviously something he knew very well in all its ins and outs.

    At the same time, you know, he is a very polished speaker. I think people who watched his announcement speech on Monday – you know, here was a guy who spoke for 30 minutes theater-in-the-round style without referring to a note speaking in clear paragraphs without any teleprompter. I mean, this is someone who is an extremely good political communicator. Now, obviously, you have to be receptive to his message which is extremely conservative.

    But, you know, one of the things that I find frankly offensive when I hear discussions of Ted Cruz – they say, oh, he’s just Sarah Palin. You know, he could not be farther from Sarah Palin. This is someone who has a completely thought-out political philosophy. And you can agree with it or disagree with it, but it holds together. And, you know, he is someone it’s very easy to have an intelligent conversation with.”

    • Russ April 11, 2015, 9:49 pm

      NPR is Bias.
      Or you could just say; BS.
      Time waster.

  • Lui April 6, 2015, 11:38 am

    Yeah baby, thats the kind of gun control I like.

  • Russ Robinson April 6, 2015, 10:36 am

    Friends, all your comments are good. This country was based on Christian believes
    “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” one rule simple Huh!
    From one gun lover to another!

    • Russ April 8, 2015, 6:00 pm

      Same names and views, lol.

  • H. Kelly April 6, 2015, 9:09 am

    Friends, when the people themselves become self governed, wanting to do what’s right in God’s eyes, removing self, then liberty will dwell once again in our Country.

    • Rich in Ky April 6, 2015, 10:50 am

      Doing whats right in God’s eyes is totally different from doing what’s legal. A fundy Christian gov. ratges right up there with countries where Shira (Muslin/Koran) law exists. Fair for the zelots, unfair for the majority of the populas.

      “When congress calls the role its difficult fo Congressman to decide wether to answer “Present” or “Guilty”!
      T. Roosevelt

  • Justin Miller April 6, 2015, 7:59 am

    He can’t run he was born in Alberta canada

    • MSGTRF April 6, 2015, 8:27 am

      If he was a democrat he could. We already have proven that it is possible.

    • Dave Hicks April 6, 2015, 9:17 am

      Can you prove that?

    • Timothy Manders April 6, 2015, 9:28 am

      He CAN run. His mother was/is an American citizen. He is automatically conferred citizenship regardless of where he was born.
      Unfortunately, the same rule applies to Obama. All this talk about where he was born is meaningless, His mother was an American citizen at the time of his birth.

      • Brian April 9, 2015, 11:37 am

        Birth place aside Obama denounced his citizenship to travel abroad which even a U.S born candidate from down home , United States of America understands makes them ineligible as a candidate. However with enough money and media support anyone can trample on the system and laws to make them the next president, it saddens me greatly that the highest office of government in this great nation is for sale to the highest bidder with the most media support. The court system can be manipulated, tied up and gagged until well after the presidential elect finishes their second term. The new standard is pass as much executive and legislative crap as you can whether it is legal or not and hope that if it is not legal that the next person will not challenge it because of the shear chaos it will cause to fix it. Personally I will vote for the person whom follows the constitutional framework closest and is not an idiot or is not afraid to actually work. The current president has stated the constitution needs updating and the system is broken the problem is that we broke it over the last 100 plus years had we left good enough alone it would still be working just fine. We need to go back to where it was, and the way it was back then. The beauty is we can vote indidually for whomever we choose…………because we have an electoral college to protect us from our own selves whether we need it or not.

        • Mister Resistor - all 10 megaohms. November 30, 2015, 4:07 pm

          Praytell, just how does one “denounce” one’s citizenship, and what does one hope to accomplish by, er, talking shit about one’s own citizenship status? And how exactly is this activity related to travelling abroad, Mr. Smartypanties? Or one’s eligibility to serve as head of state?

          I’m sure that you MEANT to say RENOUNCED, or rather the person you are trying to repeat to sound smart used such a term. Now, please explain how a three year old is able to renounce his citizenship? And please enlighten me, please state the paragraph in the US constitution or civil code that states that setting foot outside the US or living outside the US or doing anything that Obama may have technically “done” (while a toddler for fuck’s sake) in the company of his mother as she worked in another country for a short time would have any effect whatsoever on his citizenship status or ability to qualify to run for president? Or for that matter what is your basis for believing that there is anything except for intentionally and permanently forfeiting one’s citizenship status and ALL of the rights that go along with it by informing the federal government of one’s intent to do so (generally upon exit from the country, sometimes while already overseas) or becoming a naturalized citizen of another country, OR committing (being convicted of) treason which will result in a forefiture of and individual’s citizenship, which again only when done willfully and intentionally (and PERMANENTLY) is known as “Renunciation” of one’s citizenship?

          So how can you vote for someone who follows the constitutional framework if you yourself have but the most fleeting grip on the US constitution’s most basic precepts? Yeah it’s sickening that not only the presidency but every influential elected position in the US federal government are if not exactly for sale such power is certainly not going to anyone but the top bidders, that is to say anybody who does not spend more time either fundraising or engaging in corruption than doing the job they were elected to do – but it ain’t the media’s fault – it’s the supreme count’s. And as much as I hate to say this, it was the appointees of the last president shrub that swung it, and those who were conservatives unanimous in favour of opening elections to even foreign corporate money, removing any semblance of accountability or transparency in the process!

          And yet there are still people like you that seem to think the real cause is that the sky is falling because the douchebag we elected this time is half black and has a funny name (and Curious George ears). People that think they know things but are so stupid that they make a fool of themselves as soon as they start typing are often why the internet is entertaining, sure; someone with your level of ignorance legally qualifying for gun ownership however actually scares me more than all the boys 20 miles from me in south LA who do not but still have automatic weapons anyway. 🙂

          Naturally though, as you said, the constitution has all this covered and more. After all, the founding fathers were not only psychic but omniscient, there is no reason for there to be any revisions to the perfect prescient document!

          I mean, who would doubt that a bunch of alcoholic atheist English aristocratic slave owners who were not in a mood to pay their taxes would draft the perfect charter for a post-colonial world superpower while still living in a colony? More importantly, who could doubt that such men as those who founded the clusterfuck of a quasi-democracy (which is still the greatest nation/political entity in the history of the human race) could have written anything but pure reduced axioms of absolute truth, totally unfettered by the philosophical fashions of their era? Surely men in knickers, wearing powdered wigs made of another man’s hair wrapped around ivory and dipped in talc are men unaffected by the fashions of an age, a man who is able to see the truths of the world uncolored by his own circumstances! Surely they hired rasputin AND nostrudamus and knew exactly what a country of educated people in the modern world would require!

          Or not. Hate to break it to you but there were no good old days. The U.S. constitution is not perfect – and must be adapted to a changing world, if done correctly such an activity would give more rights to the people while preserving all of the rights eluded to in the old document, as the original was drafted with the intent of creating a system that gave the illusion of self governance to the uneducated unwashed masses in an agrarian world where fundamental threats to the nation’s existence were limited to enemies physically present en masse, it is rather restrictive and full of buffers to keep power concentrated with the rich and well connected men who drafted it – the second amendment the only provision to prevent them becoming tyrants. Perhaps a revision also contain a framework for allowing our dinosaur of a federal government to be scraped off the backs of the people, allowing us to be a nation greater in the future than that of our fore-bearers was in the past. At the rate we are going right now we may well end up spending the next century sucking on china’s small but highly effective, er, balance of trades – while they keep getting richer and smarter by doing what we should be doing – utilizing America’s legacy of knowledge, tremendous wealth and hard work to grow like mad, all the while becoming leaner and smarter at each and every step. And our business leaders and criminally rich overclass are using china’s hunger and ability as a means to sell US out, while our “constitutionally constrained” government does little to discourage such practices and nothing to stop them!

          But YEAH sure it’s all because Obama is half black and lived in Indonesia for a few months as a toddler, and because we are not governing our country the way that our great-great-grandparent’s generation did a hundred years ago! Mind you a hundred years ago there was absolutely no restriction on immigration nor controls on our southern border other than customs – so if we did go back to what the constitution says and the founding fathers intended, it would be perfectly legal for the entire population of Mexico to walk across the border tomorrow and decide that they live here now – and as soon as they could pass the (spanish language) test on american history and government, say the pledge of allegiance, salute the flag and sign their card they would become naturalized citizens forever. It was about 100 years ago the federal reserve took it’s current form as well. Still think there were good old days and we would be better off if our elected officials were forced to act as if it were still 1910?

          Alright all this typing isn’t getting me anywhere, I’m still pissed off and I learned long ago that one who shows wanton ignorance is nearly always willfully ignorant as well, so good luck with that. I’m going out back to fire a few bursts of automatic 7.62 at the first squirrel that pisses me off.

    • Russ April 7, 2015, 5:28 pm

      Listen to Timothy Manders.
      Anyway Canada is connected to us, part of North America, and not as far away as Africa.

  • Steve K April 6, 2015, 6:26 am

    Now there’s a man I can relate to! Pandering or not, you won’t find an anti-gunner doing THAT.

  • Mark N. April 1, 2015, 12:55 am

    Cruz’ second amendment credentials are impressive, and his takedown of DiFi a joy to behold. However, he has been blatantly pandering to the Christian religious right, fka “The Moral Majority,” and I being neither a Christian much less a “new born” fundamentalist Christian, cannot vote for him.

    • Slim April 1, 2015, 2:06 pm

      Oh no Mark heavens forbid we get a president with morals! The country won’t go to pots just because he believes in Jesus or God. He’s a politician I’m sure he panders to many they all do.

    • tom April 6, 2015, 8:22 am

      Well roll up your prayer rug and take a hike.

    • Troy April 6, 2015, 11:38 am

      Our founding fathers were the “Moral Majority”! People support don’t support candidates for the pettiest of reasons. Cruz is the type of MAN we need in the White House. We are so easily offended and PC these days–think what is best for our country, and stop being so selfish!

      • BobSmith April 6, 2015, 12:39 pm

        The founding fathers were mostly deists, and the ones who were Christians were not the idiots Cruz is pandering to, who want to insert religious dogma into law. I mean, it’s bad enough all the viable presidential candidates state that they believe in fairy tails, but the worst, most mentally deranged version of those fairy tails? No matter how much I like guns, and want them to be available for people to shoot, I can’t drink the kool-aid on this one. I’d sooner vote for for someone anti-gun than someone delusional.

        Not to mention all the folks on the tea party train are in love with the guy, fresh off of saying Obama shouldn’t be in office because he was born in Kenya. Cruz was ACTUALLY born in another country, and not one of you whichever-way-the-wind-blows conservatives are pointing that out.

        • mtman2 April 6, 2015, 8:59 pm

          Why don’t you take your ill informed and lying Far-Left wing BS somewhere they want to hear it Robert ~!

          • Russ April 7, 2015, 5:23 pm

            I second your motion mtman2

        • Damon April 9, 2015, 12:53 pm

          I’m with Mark and Bob on this one. I have no interest in living under religious law, Sharia or otherwise.

        • ejharb May 17, 2015, 1:03 pm

          Want to see the enemy?look in the mirror mark.I think you are a progressive who is scared of cruz and you and your fellow progs should fear him.he will kill your big gov freedom crushing agenda

    • watchdogman April 10, 2015, 11:11 am

      Geez Mark how did you sneak into this site? Come clean now, you are an idiot right?

    • watchdogman April 10, 2015, 11:20 am

      Mark…how did you get on this site. this is for People of intelligence and truly American…We know who you vote for…

    • ej harb May 17, 2015, 12:41 pm

      sad but wrong.yes cruz is a southern Baptist and the son of a preacher also true is cruz reveres the constitution second only to his bible and he knows that theocracys of any kind are unconstitutional!!! now for my opinion even though you didn’t ask specifically for it and are free to reject part or all of it. mr cruz I belive will be the man who leads us away from the darkness we are heading toward.i belive that with gods (he don’t bite son you can pet him) help and our support he can lead us back to the America that once was and to even a better America than we ever dreamed of.
      I got not one dime from cruz for this post and in fact I plan to send him a money order of $25 for the disparagement I saw here.
      keep it up and I wont be able to buy any guns for this year and keep our industry in business.

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