On Wednesday, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) got into a heated argument with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) over the GOP’s opposition to gun safety, after imploring journalists on Capitol Hill to ask Republicans what their plan is to address the gun violence epidemic. Massie, who chairs the gun-loving Second Amendment Caucus, stepped in to propose that teachers should be armed at schools.
“Carry guns? More guns lead to more death,” Bowman repeatedly shouted before Massie told him to calm down.
“Calm down? Children are dying,” said the Democratic lawmaker, who spent decades as a teacher. “The solution is not arming teachers.”
On Thursday, Jeffries said he has not yet spoken to Bowman about the argument, but understands “passions are running high on the issue.”
“Our children are being slaughtered in the streets of America,” the House Democratic leader said. “No other country has this problem.”
The House passed a ban on assault weapons in July, when it was led by Democrats, but the bill was never introduced on the Senate floor. With Republicans now in control of the chamber, it’s unlikely that such a ban will get to President Joe Biden’s desk.
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