Reps. Thomas Massie & Jamaal Bowman Fight Over School Shootings, Gun-free Zones
Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) had an intense exchange in the hallways of the Capitol building Wednesday evening, two days after the deadly shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
The confrontation began when Bowman, a former teacher and middle school principal, went on a heated diatribe. “They’re cowards! They’re all cowards! They won’t do anything to save the lives of our children at all!” Bowman shouted, referring to GOP lawmakers.
Massie later told Bowman, “You know, there’s never been a school shooting in a school that allows teachers to carry.”
“Carry guns? You think — more guns lead to more death! More guns lead to more death,” Bowman responded. “You’re not looking at any data! You’re carrying the water for the gun lobby! Look at the data! More guns lead to more deaths! States that have open carry laws have more deaths! States that have open carry laws have more deaths!”