On Wednesday evening, a startling incident occurred in the corridors of Capitol Hill. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), a former school principal and prominent progressive activist, scolded Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) – known for his commitment to safeguarding the Second Amendment and supporting liberty – for having proposed that arming teachers could deter school shootings.
Bowman’s tirade against Republicans started when addressing the press, condemning them for not backing his gun control agenda. He labeled them as “cowards” and “gutless,” asserting they are just puppets of the NRA. Furthermore, he declared that states with open carry legislation have higher fatality rates due to an influx in firearms.
Massie, who happened to overhear Bowman’s tirade, approached him and asked him what he was talking about. He then calmly tried to explain that there has never been a school shooting in a school that allows teachers to carry guns. He also invited Bowman to cosponsor his bill which would repeal the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act and allow local school boards to decide whether to allow teachers and staff to be armed.
Bowman, however, was not interested in facts or logic. He interrupted Massie several times and shouted at him to “look at the data”. He also told him to calm down, even though he was the one who was clearly agitated and emotional. He repeatedly said that “children are dying” and invoked the recent tragedy in Nashville.
Massie attempted to connect with Bowman, but he was not interested in hearing him out. He just continued to shout until they ultimately had no option but to go their separate ways. That’s what liberals do though.
Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Thomas Massie in a shouting match outside the House chamber on gun violence pic.twitter.com/dGmU25S3nz
— Ellis Kim (@elliskkim) March 29, 2023
Democrat Jamaal Bowman is unhinged. Watch him scream at Thomas Massie and then put his hands on the Kentucky Congressman when Massie tried to walk away while continuing to scream in his face.
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 29, 2023
This unfortunate event demonstrates how the Democrats have become unhinged and illogical on gun violence. They overlook evidence that criminals will find a way to get their hands on firearms no matter what laws are in place, as well as the fact that carrying guns can easily deter or stop mass shooters from harming innocent people. Instead, they sneer at responsible gun owners for exercising their rights under the Constitution and try to limit those freedoms without any justification or cause.
Kudos to Rep. Massie for standing up firmly against Bowman’s tyranny and defending the Second Amendment. Meanwhile, Rep. Bowman ought to be embarrassed for his actions towards another congressman as well as utilizing a tragedy in order to obtain political gain. He should offer an apology both to Massie and all citizens of America due to his appalling behavior.