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Rep. Massie says ‘good guys’ with weapons stopping ‘unhealthy guys’ is ‘inconvenient reality’ for Dems


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Republican Rep. Thomas Massie fired again at Democrat Rep. David Cicilline after he instructed throughout a congressional listening to that there wasn’t “a single incident” the place somebody with an assault weapon “was stopped by an individual with a gun.”

“The truth that weapons are utilized by good guys each single day to forestall and cease unhealthy guys is an inconvenient reality for Rep Cicilline and different Democrats who need to trample on the Second Modification,” Massie informed Fox Information Digital on Tuesday following his alternate with Cicilline final week.

“I don’t suppose there’s a single incident – and perhaps there’s one, however I’ve not discovered one – of an assailant utilizing an assault weapon that was stopped by an individual with a gun, so this can be a – perhaps there’s one of many hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of shootings, however the reality of the matter is college useful resource officers are an essential response to high school security,” Cicilline, who represents Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, stated on Thursday throughout a Home Judiciary Committee listening to on the Democrat-backed gun management invoice Defending Our Children Act.

Following Cicilline’s assertion, Massie pushed again and submitted a listing to the congressional file of incidents the place “good guys” with weapons stopped “unhealthy guys” from finishing up mass shootings.

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Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) draws a Ruger LCP handgun from his pocket during a rally in support of the Second Amendment on January 31, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. 

Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) attracts a Ruger LCP handgun from his pocket throughout a rally in assist of the Second Modification on January 31, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. 
(Bryan Woolston/Getty Photos)

“The Democrats – I don’t know in the event that they’re simply in willful ignorance of what occurs on this nation or they’re being misleading at this time, however I wish to introduce into the file a listing of circumstances the place hid handgun allow holders have possible stopped mass public shootings. That is from crimeresearch.org, and it’s printed Might twenty seventh, 2022,” Massie defined.

Massie’s listing of circumstances included an incident that occurred within the final couple of weeks in Charleston, West Virginia the place a man with an AR-15 opened hearth on a commencement occasion however was stopped after being shot by a girl who was legally carrying a gun.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., joined at right by Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., rally before a House vote on the "Equality Act of 2019"

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., joined at proper by Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Marketing campaign, and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., rally earlier than a Home vote on the “Equality Act of 2019”
(AP Photograph/J. Scott Applewhite)

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“Portland, Oregon, February 19, 2022,” Massie stated, outlining one other incident, “Home-owner allegedly confronted members at a racial justice demonstration Saturday night time earlier than pulling out a handgun and taking pictures a number of folks within the crowd, leaving one lady useless and a number of other others injured. The taking pictures ended when an individual, with the group of demonstrators, who’s licensed to conceal-carry a firearm, fired again, hanging the home-owner within the hip.”

Massie additionally introduced up a 2021 incident the place a property proprietor was credited with saving a number of lives “after he pulled out a legally possessed 9mm handgun” and killed a person who had opened hearth on a Syracuse, New York crowd.

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“The very gun that Joe Biden needs to ban,” Massie stated, referencing the president’s remark final month suggesting that he helps banning 9mm handguns.

Cicilline’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox Information Digital.

Marnie Beale of Arlington, Va., holds a sign at the Senate steps of the U.S. Capitol calling for background checks on gun purchases

Marnie Beale of Arlington, Va., holds an indication on the Senate steps of the U.S. Capitol calling for background checks on gun purchases
(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc by way of Getty Photos)

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