GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Alyssa Milano debate gun control

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Alyssa Milano debate gun control

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Progressive activist Alyssa Milano urged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to take a stand on gun violence during a meeting between the two first teased on Twitter last week. "I’m asking you and I’m begging you to have the courage to lead, because I think you could be an instrumental part of the solution for this country and the fear that we’re feeling as parents," Milano said to Cruz during a Facebook livestream of the meeting on Tuesday. Milano, known for her roles in major television series, including "Who’s the Boss?" and "Charmed," urged Cruz to meet with her after an argument the two had on Twitter over effective methods of gun control. Milano was joined by fellow gun reform activists Ben Jackson, whose writings on the subject have been featured in publications such as The Hill and The Boston Globe, and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was one of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018. The group set the tone for the conversation by arguing that neither side of the debate is accurately represented by the other. "When it comes to an issue like stopping gun violence, I think the two sides believe the worst of each other," Cruz said. "I don’t think either of those caricatures is right. If we can start from what I think should be a shared goal — which is, act to stop gun violence and stop mass murders like this in the […]

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