republican presidential debate. right here in north charleston. right back to the questions. governor bush, gun rights, one of the top issues seen on facebook. with close to 3 million people talking about it in the past month. right here in charleston, dylann roof accused of killing nine people in a nearby church reportedly had not passed his background check when he got his gun. what is the harm in tightening standards for not only who buys guns, but those who sell them? >> first of all, i'd like to recognize governor haley for her incredible leadership in the aftermath of the -- [applause] >> the emanuel ame church killings, and want to recognize the people in that church that showed the grace of god and the grace of forgiveness and the mercy that they showed. [applause] >> i don't know if any of us could have done what they did within 48 hours after that tragedy taking place. here's the deal, in this particular case, the fbi made a mistake. the law itself requires a background check, but they didn't fulfill their part of the bargain within the time that they were supposed to do. we don'
. welcome back to the republican presidential debate right here in north charleston, south carolina. let's get right back to the questions. i will start with you, senator cruz. now you are of course a strict constitutionalist, no one would doubt that. and as you know the u.s. constitution says only natural born citizens are elgible for the office of president of the united states. stop me if you heard this before. now you were born, you were born in canada to an american mother. so you were and are considered an american citizen. but that fellow next to you, donald trump and others, have said being born in canada means you are not natural born and that has raised questions about your eligibility. do you want to try to close this topic once and for all tonight? >> well, neil, i'm glad we're focusing on the important topics of the evening. [laughter] [cheering] [applause] back in september, my friend donald said he had his lawyers look at this from every which way and there was no issue there. there was nothing to this birther issue. now since september, the constitution hasn't change
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