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Cruz vows to repeal President Obama’s actions on guns

Cruz said he will repeal many of President Obama's executive actions. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

BOONE, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that he would repeal President Obama's executive actions on guns if he is elected president.

"President Obama is talking about this week issuing yet another executive order trying to go after our right to keep and bear arms," Cruz said at a campaign stop at a Christian bookstore here as the crowd booed. "Well, he can abuse his power all he wants."

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Obama has talked about "pen and phone" actions, and Cruz said he can reverse them if he is elected.

"He has a phone and he has a pen, but if you live by the pen you die by the pen, and my pen has got an eraser," he said.

Cruz has long said he would repeal many of Obama's executive actions, which he calls "illegal and unconstitutional," on his first day in office.