Sen. Cruz wants DOJ task force to prosecute felons who illegally purchase a gun
While I don’t believe that any new gun laws would prevent any future mass shootings, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) does have legislation in the works that would work towards keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons.Of the 112,000 applicants by people who were ineligible to purchase a gun only 12 were prosecuted. It clearly is not a priority for DOJ.
Cruz pointed to the example of the Sutherland Springs church shooting, noting that the shooter had lied on his background check information concerning previous felonies. He believes that if the shooter had been prosecuted by the federal government for circumventing , he would have ended up in prison and unable to commit that heinous crime.
The Cruz bill would create a new task force within the Department of Justice that would focus on prosecuting felons who try to purchase a firearm.