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Cruz: Trump will get rid of the Second Amendment

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said primary rival Donald Trump will erase the Second Amendment if he is elected.

{mosads}“And if Donald Trump becomes president, the Second Amendment will be written out of the Constitution, because it is abundantly clear that Donald Trump is not a conservative,” Cruz said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Trump has regularly insisted on the campaign trail that he is in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

Cruz also said Trump would not “invest the [political] capital to confirm a conservative” nominee on the court.

The Texas senator also praised the late Justice Antonin Scalia for his 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller upholding the Second Amendment.

“Justice Scalia, one of his biggest opinions was the Heller decision,” Cruz said. “It was 5-4 upholding the individual right to keep and bear arms.”

“If an additional liberal justice goes to the court, we’re one justice away from the Second Amendment being written out,” he added.

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