Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is a rising star in the Republican party, and he made an appearance on the radio show this morning to talk to Glenn about the ongoing gun control debate taking place in Congress right now. Cruz discussed his personal views on how to approach combating gun violence in ways that don’t infringe upon the rights of honest citizens and law abiding gun owners. Cruz specifically mentioned that there has not been enough to go after convicted felons who have tried to purchase guns. He also criticized the idea of creating a federal database of gun owners and universal background checks, calling a national registry “very, very dangerous” and the first step towards gun confiscation. Check out Cruz’s comments in the video above.