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2 days after the San Bernardino shooting, Ted Cruz is holding a gun rights rally at a shooting range

Despite the mass shooting Wednesday in San Bernardino, California that left 14 dead and 21 injured, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is going ahead as planned with his National Second Amendment Coalition event Friday at the CrossRoads Shooting Sports shooting range in Johnston, Iowa. "Please join Ted Cruz and special guests as he discusses the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms at this exciting event!" the event Facebook page reads.

Though Cruz's event now comes amid renewed calls for gun control in the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Politico that the Republican presidential candidate saw that as no reason to cancel the event. "Even in the midst of horrific events like this, we should never rush to take away the basic liberties enshrined in our Constitution that are guaranteed to law-abiding American citizens," she said.