(Johnston, IA) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took time prior to a campaign event at Crossroads Shooting Sports in Johnston, IA to discuss the San Bernardino Shooting, Islamic terrorism and ISIS with members of the press.

Watch below:

Cruz was at the indoor gun range and pro-shop in Johnston to announce his campaign’s Second Amendment Coalition.

The coalition already has 24,030 members, including 1,084 members in the four early primary states. The coalition will be co-chaired by Gun Owners of America President Tim Macy, former Congressman Bob Barr, President and Co-Founder of Heroes Hunting Sgt. Patrick Perkins, Richard Rogers and Dave Funk. 

“The right to self-defense is an essential component of the liberty we enjoy as Americans and is embodied in the Second Amendment.  The right to keep and bear arms is not about hunting; it’s not about target practice.  It’s about our basic right to protect our homes, our children, and our lives,” said Cruz. “I am honored to have the leadership of our National Co-Chairs and am humbled by the tens of thousands of Americans who have signed up to join me as, together, we strive to protect our Second Amendment freedoms.”

The campaign also released an announcement video:

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