At a “Celebrate the 2nd Amendment” event held in Johnston, Iowa, Cruz said that Charleston shooter Dylann Roof should receive the death penalty.
“Gov. Nikki Haley in South Carolina said this individual who committed the heinous murder in South Carolina should be subject to the death penalty. I got to say the death penalty was designed for people who commit horrid crimes like this,” Cruz told The Des Moines Register.
Cruz said the goal of all gun laws should be to stop criminals, not law-abiding citizens, from obtaining firearms.