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 security, after imploring journalists on Capitol Hill to ask Republicans what their plan is to handle the gun violence epidemic. Massie, who chairs the gun-loving Second Modification Caucus, stepped in to suggest that academics needs to be armed at faculties.
“Carry weapons? Extra weapons result in extra dying,” Bowman repeatedly shouted earlier than Massie instructed him to settle down.
“Relax? Kids are dying,” mentioned the Democratic lawmaker, who spent a long time as a instructor. “The answer is just not arming academics.”
On Thursday, Jeffries mentioned he has not but spoken to Bowman in regards to the argument, however understands “passions are working excessive on the difficulty.”
“Our youngsters are being slaughtered within the streets of America,” the Home Democratic chief mentioned. “No different nation has this downside.”
The Home passed a ban on assault weapons in July, when it was led by Democrats, however the invoice was by no means launched on the Senate flooring. With Republicans now accountable for the chamber, it’s unlikely that such a ban will get to President Joe Biden’s desk.
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