Sen. Ted Cruz and liberal actress-activist Alyssa Milano followed through with their promise to debate each other on Tuesday, after a Twitter spat over gun rights in America led to them agreeing that they needed to meet in person to discuss the issue.
Needless to say, it was Ted Cruz that made the better points during the debate, but you can give Milano some credit since the whole thing was calm, cool, and collected, overall.
That said, there was one critical moment of the debate that caused all of gun crusader Alyssa Milano’s talking points to fall through the floor, just like that.
“I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”
This was Alyssa Milano speaking.
The gun control activist that is urging for more restrictions on the Second Amendment is a gun owner.
Does she think that the gun regulations she is pushing for will not apply to her?
Ms. Milano followed up her debate with Ted Cruz by repeating her admission of owning guns on Twitter:
Breitbart has more to say about Alyssa Milano's hypocrisy regarding gun control:
The debate was held in Cruz’s Capitol Hill office, where Milano and Fred Guttenberg — whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida — pressed the senator on various gun control proposals.
Milano proposed universal background checks, restricting access to AR-15s, and background checks for bullet purchases, while insisting, “We all believe in the Second Amendment.” Despite that claim, she pleaded, “We have to try everything, and figure out what works. Isn’t that worth it?”
Around 13 minutes into the discussion, Guttenberg said he was offended by Cruz’s argument that these gun controls would erode Americans’ rights to self-defense. “That’s a load of BS,” he said. “Nobody’s trying to remove your right to self-defense.”
“By the way,” Milano interjected, “I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”
The Charmed actress has a history of supporting gun control that would impact law-abiding citizens but would do nothing to prevent lawless behavior of criminals.
For example, on June 1, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Milano pushed universal background checks in response to the Virginia Beach shooting, where 12 innocents were killed.
11 KILLED AND MCCONNELL WON’T BRING #HR8 UP FOR A VOTE.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 31, 2019
The problem with Milano’s push was that the Virginia Beach gunman acquired his handguns — not a rifle — and passed a background check while purchasing them. This means universal background check legislation would simply serve to put more hoops between law-abiding citizens and guns for self-defense but would have done nothing to prevent the Virginia Beach shooting.
Townhall also chimed in on the Milano-Cruz debate on gun rights:
Actress Alyssa Milano met with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday to discuss and debate stricter gun control laws. The two were accompanied by gun control activist Ben Jackson and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died during the shooting in Parkland, Florida last year. The group streamed the entire meeting live on Sen. Cruz's Facebook page.
"I look at my children and I'm terrified. I don't know how to keep my children safe and it's terrifying. And I think parents across the country feel this way," Milano explained. "And I know you're a smart, smart man and I know there are things that we differ on and I know that you're smart enough to know the perception of what is out there about you. And I know you're smart enough to know where that comes from. And, for many people in this country, your stance has made you almost like this caricature of a villain and that's why this meeting was so important for me, because I wanted to be able to look at you in the eye and know that you really are a human with a heartbeat."
"I'm asking you and I'm begging you to have the courage to lead, because I think you could be an instrumental part of the solution for this country and the fear that we're feeling as parents," Milano told Cruz.
According to Cruz, both sides assume the worst about the other.
"When it comes to an issue like stopping gun violence, I think the two sides believe the worst of each other," Cruz said. "I don't think either of those caricatures is right. If we can start from what I think should be a shared goal -- which is, act to stop gun violence and stop mass murders like this in the future -- then I think we can have a reasonable conversation about what policies are most likely to produce that."
"I want to make sure people's right to self-defense is protected; because the up to three million people a year protecting their home, I want to protect their lives too," Cruz explained. "What I think is effective is focusing on the bad guys, is focusing on felons and fugitives and those with serious mental illnesses that are a danger to themselves or others."
Cruz has repeatedly introduced the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act, alongside Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The goal of the bill is improve background checks by making sure all agencies and institutions are adequately submitting convictions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Yet, despite the civility of the debate, and despite admitting that she herself owns guns, Milano does not seem to be changing her mind on gun control.