Politics & Policy

Ted Cruz to Debate Gun Control with Actress Alyssa Milano

Sen. Ted Cruz (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Following a lengthy Twitter confrontation over how best to respond to the scourge of mass shootings, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and actress Alyssa Milano have agreed to meet in person to debate the issue.

Milano on Sunday challenged her Twitter followers to produce a Biblical passage that would support a God-given right to gun ownership. Cruz responded with a ten-tweet thread detailing how the right to self-defense, if not gun ownership specifically, is in fact enshrined in the Bible.

Milano responded by inviting Cruz to engage in a live-streamed debate on the topic. Cruz quickly accepted and Milano announced Wednesday evening that the pair will be meeting on Tuesday, though it is unclear whether their debate will be made public.

The gun-control debate has grown increasingly fraught recently due to a series of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and, most recently, Odessa and Midland, Texas.

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