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Rep. Massie Confronts Rep. Bowman After He Called the GOP ‘Cowards’ Over Gun Control

Rep. Massie Confronts Rep. Bowman After He Called the GOP ‘Cowards’ Over Gun Control

Massie wants to re-introduce a bill to repeal the Gun-Free Schools Act.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) went off on a rant about the GOP being cowards over gun control without using facts, only emotions.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) tried to have a constructive conversation but we all know how that goes.

From The New York Post:

“They’re cowards! They’re all cowards!” Bowman, a former Bronx middle school principal, shouted near reporters, referring to the Republican members walking through the hallway.

“They won’t do anything to save the lives of our children at all. Cowards!” Bowman continued. “Pressure them. Force them to respond to the question, ‘Why the hell don’t you do anything to save America’s children?’ And let them explain that all the way up to Election Day in 2024.”

“They’re freaking cowards. They’re gutless,” Bowman screamed.

The tirade caught the attention of Massie, a gun owner and co-chairman of the House Second Amendment Caucus, who asked Bowman what he was raging about.

“I’m talking about gun violence,” Bowman replied.

Massie proceeded to try and explain to Bowman that arming teachers may be a way of countering school shootings, but Bowman wasn’t having it.

“You know, there’s never been a school shooting in a school that allows teachers to carry,” Massie said.

Bowman continued to chastise Massie, who did his best to remain calm:

Bowman accused Massie of “carrying the water for the gun lobby” as the Kentucky Republican continued to try and make his point about arming teachers, telling Bowman at one point to “calm down.”

“Calm down? Children are dying,” Bowman shouted.

Massie walked away from Bowman and went over to talk with reporters after the representative of New York’s 16th District began to repeatedly ask, “Have you ever worked in a school?”

“You’re just screaming at me,” Massie said, as he went over to tell reporters, “We have guns here to protect us, and he doesn’t believe that kids should have somebody to protect them.”


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Bowman is like any other Democrat. It is about control. Guns are a means.

    How are they going to take the guns? Break down the door of every house in the nation? War on the citizens? The probability of “cartel” type gun battles to obtain their goal should scare them.

      Whitewall in reply to tmm. | March 30, 2023 at 10:42 am

      The continued emotional appeal about guns is designed to cause weak Republicans to break ranks, I mean R politicians and voters. Why would running gun battles ‘cartel’ type scare them? Democrats want what they want by any means necessary and consequences be damned. What Dems governors, mayors and DAs are doing to their citizens is evidence of this. We on the right are not up against normal healthy people in this ideological war. This war is about them dominating and then ‘us’ being ideologically eliminated from the public square.

      The Democrat is designed for this kind of war. We on the right are slow learners.

      Yes to your questions.

      scooterjay in reply to tmm. | March 30, 2023 at 11:26 am

      Yes, and yes.
      Bring it…I’ve done enough living and four will fall before I do.

    Paul in reply to Whitewall. | March 30, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Actually he’s too much of a moron to even think about control. He falls squarely into the ‘useful idiot’ category.

Given that Bowman clearly has self-control and anger-management issues, I’lm all in favor of red-flagging him so he can’t possess firearms.

    fscarn in reply to MarkJ. | March 30, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    There’s a saying about trying to use reason and logic to argue with a stupid person:

    “Never play chess with a pigeon.

    The pigeon just knocks all the pieces over.

    Then craps all over the board.

    Then struts around like it won.”

inspectorudy | March 30, 2023 at 9:48 am

Notice who is yelling? Who is it that is acting in a threatening manner? Why it’s the left as usual.

classic hood behaviour from bowman–loud, ignorant, petulant

    alaskabob in reply to texansamurai. | March 30, 2023 at 10:32 am

    It’s bad when it happens in Nashville, but not so much in Chicago. Gun crime and crime in general expose the major defect of a certain minority subcukture. When someone representing that sub-culture lectures others about cowardice… tell them to address their sub-culture first. A radical protected class member under the umbrella of the Dem Party did what is broadly encouraged by the Left.. “justifisble” direct action.

E Howard Hunt | March 30, 2023 at 10:13 am

Do not serve that man cold fries!

Steven Brizel | March 30, 2023 at 10:23 am

Guns don’t get up, plan and execiute school shootings-only individuals who are mentally do engage in such actions-if schools allowed teachers to carry, or permitted a police presence in school-we would see a lot less such incidents

Yelling and sky screaming when confronted with facts. Then Rep Bowman tried to pull a credential card about working in K-12. As if only the school employees can form or hold a valid position or informed opinion about what goes on inside our public schools.

The same folks who refuse LEO in schools, do not want to expel disruptive and/or criminally violent students or allow teachers and staff to arm themselves to protect students are also the folks who believe Parents are terrorists for questioning policies and want to hide information about their children from these Parents.

    Dathurtz in reply to CommoChief. | March 30, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t ask the state to arm me, but I very much would like to have a gun safe in my closet with a rifle and a vest and not go to federal prison over it.

    Kevin in reply to CommoChief. | March 31, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    It is the “guidance councilors” and school administrators who allow the problem kids to remain in schools instead of expelling them. The bad kids cause 90% of the problems, and they teachers are by and large helpless. Effective discipline is impossible because corporal punishment is no longer allowed. People can say what they want, but a bit of fear of an adult figure is an excellent motivator for children.

“We have guns here to protect us, and he doesn’t believe that kids should have somebody to protect them.”

Massie with the KO. This should be the standard reply to left.

    texansamurai in reply to Paddy M. | March 30, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Massie with the KO. This should be the standard reply to left.

    interesting to view some of these videos with a dem like bowman, cortez, maxine, et al with the audio muted

    revelatory indeed–from the body language alone, is easy to determine who is the adult and who is the obnoxious child–as here, is evident his anger troubles him but also unmasks his inferiority complex which rules him

We have to ban assault emoting.

    Whitewall in reply to gibbie. | March 30, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Without emotion, Democrats will only turn red in the face and flail their arms about while making grunting sounds..

Q: Do you support making schools gun-free zones?
A: Yes of course.
Q: Covenant School was a gun-free zone. So was it illegal to have guns there?
A: Umm, yes. But if all guns were banned this wouldn’t have happened.
Q: Because they would be illegal?
A: Of course.
Q: Is shooting children illegal?
A: Yes of course.
Q: What makes you think that someone willing to illegally enter a gun-free zone and Illegally shoot children wouldn’t illegally acquire a banned gun to do it with?
A: Umm, guns bad.

    CommoChief in reply to Gosport. | March 30, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Not all guns, the ones in the hands of agents of the State are just fine according to the totalitarians. They want to ensure the State achieves a monopoly on firearm possession. All the better and necessary even, from their perspective, to erode the remaining liberties of Citizens. They want compliant Subjects and this is the most direct way to achieve that goal.

      Those totalitarians are helped by an awful lot of people who don’t want to be responsible for their own safety, and therefore want there to be some special set of people who will guard them from all harm. Ref. Benjamin Franklin.

      alaskabob in reply to CommoChief. | March 30, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      “Assault weapons” which are “weapons of war” were carried by the cops when they enterred the school. It’s considered a “patrol” rifle to them but the Left says it’s only designed to kill many people. So… why do the police have weapons of war designed to kill many people? Either it’s a false narrative or law enforcement has been intentionally given the means to kill plenty of people. By the way, the lead officer in Nashville was duly trained for CQB by the Marine Corps. Semper Fi.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Gosport. | March 30, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    The war on drugs has certainly gone well.

    henrybowman in reply to Gosport. | March 31, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Last line is inaccurate.
    In their mind, it’s because if guns are banned, they will simply become unavailable to everyone.
    Like heroin, or fentanyl, or cocaine, or child porn, or Glock “switches,” or blood diamonds, or brown sex slaves.
    “Mission accomplished.” “Hell of a job, Jamaal.”

Arming teachers sounds good and it’s better than nothing but they don’t have the rigorous training of a LEO, we need LEOs in every school in the country, private and public

It’s what we have become

    Gosport in reply to gonzotx. | March 30, 2023 at 11:35 am

    A modified version of the Federal Flight Deck Officer program might work. Not all cockpits are armed, but some are. So the bad guys have to take that into account.

    Flight Deck crewmembers volunteer, apply for it, are screened, sent to training (including annual recurrent training) and viola, another layer of defense.

    GWB in reply to gonzotx. | March 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Why do they need the “rigorous training”* of a LEO? Why not the required training of every other armed person in America?

    (* And I couldn’t help but laugh at that statement. The training most LEOs get with firearms is pitiful, and in some places less than is required for a concealed carry permit. Just remember over 100 rounds expended on a large wrong target, and not a single bullet hit the two people.)

      alaskabob in reply to GWB. | March 30, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      When I took LFI-!, my range and classroom time in the use of deadly force was more than many departments .. and … also required passing the same FBI range qualifications. Then there was the NYPD cop that hide his Glock in the oven…. dinner time!

        Gremlin1974 in reply to alaskabob. | March 30, 2023 at 7:51 pm

        It’s not the initial training that is the problem as most departments use the FBI standard for initial training, which is great. But the retraining and requalifying each year is usually a second thought at best and it is a perishable skill.

        I go to many practical shooting competitions and if you want to find the cops, that don’t train in their own time, you just look for the person who is pissed because they didn’t make it past the first round or who looks stunned that a bunch of civilians can outshoot them with an out of the box POS 9mm.

        I am sure that you trained and most special response and SWAT guys train like it is a religion, but most just everyday cops don’t.

        Now you take someone who asked to be one of the armed staff, who was willing to go through the training, and who wants to protect the kids under their care. They are going to train and meet the standard.

      Dathurtz in reply to GWB. | March 30, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      I spend an awful lot of time getting “trained” on stupid nonsense. My most useful trainings have been medical emergency training (what to do before the ambulance gets there) and safe student control training (how to physically control a violent kid without hurting them).

      Haven’t needed them much, but I sure was glad I had the. when I did. I wouldn’t mind if some of my nonsense trainings were things like “How to clear an area without getting dead”.

      henrybowman in reply to GWB. | March 31, 2023 at 3:23 am

      “Why not the required training of every other armed person in America?”

      Maybe it’s time to remind everybody of this:

      The Congress shall have Power … To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia…

      I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials.
      –George Mason

      10 U.S. Code § 246 – Militia: composition and classes
      (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

      You are the militia.*
      You are exactly the people the Founders expected to handle crap like this.
      You are competent to do this, and you should.

      Ask your congressmen why they are shirking their constitutional duty.

      *Under today’s rules, females are totally welcome to identify as militia, without even needing to identify as males.

      henrybowman in reply to GWB. | March 31, 2023 at 3:40 am

      “Why not the required training of every other armed person in America?”

      I’ve tried to post a detailed response to this comment twice, and twice the website has just eaten it wholesale. It didn’t even have any “bad words” in it. (Or maybe M I L I T I A is a bad word to the algorithm here.)

      I’d appreciate if the admins could find and resurrect either of them, I won’t be trying again. Thanks.

    You mean like the rigorous training of the law enforcement officers in the Robb Elementary School shooing in Uvalde, Texas?

      alaskabob in reply to JR. | March 30, 2023 at 2:20 pm

      The Uvalde cops misunderstoond what Milton wrote in a sonnet.. “‘They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait’. And wait they did.

    DaveGinOly in reply to gonzotx. | March 30, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    School guards do not need the “rigorous training of a LEO.” A LEO is trained to respond under many conditions in many situations, and to make judgments concerning whether or not a situation requires force, and, if so, to determine if it requires a lethal-force response.

    When there’s an aggressive, obviously armed person in a school, possibly already shooting at staff and students, it takes no training to understand lethal force is required to immediately stop the assailant.

    The average American armed citizen has a pretty good record of acting appropriately in such situations, and most of them have little to no training (in the law of use of lethal force), and nearly none of have LEO training.

    I believe it was David Hogg who questioned the value of arming teachers. He wanted to know how we could expect armed teachers and school administrators to respond appropriately when the Uvalde police responded so poorly. It was a good question, easily answered: the lives of the teachers and administrators are threatened during a school shooting – they will react appropriately if for no other reason to defend their own lives (without even considering the responsibility they naturally feel for the safety of the children in their charge).

      Gosport in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 30, 2023 at 2:09 pm

      Not many people are trained to use a parachute either. But when the engines quit and a parachute is available I bet they do just fine.

      henrybowman in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 31, 2023 at 3:14 am

      “I believe it was David Hogg who questioned the value of arming teachers. He wanted to know how we could expect armed teachers and school administrators to respond appropriately when the Uvalde police responded so poorly.”

      They could hardly do any WORSE.
      Pretty much any civilian could meet or beat THAT bar.

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | March 31, 2023 at 3:11 am

    “Rigorous training” my ass.

    The average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 14.29.
    The average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by a civilian is 2.33.
    (These figures are about 10 years old, I don’t know of anyone who has updated them. Still.)

    NYPD, confronting the murderer of Steven Ercolino, launched 14 rounds and hit nine bystanders, possibly a record.

    I have an archive of similar reports gathered over 30 years. The point not being that officers are incompetent, the point being that if this level of incompetence is “acceptable” in our “highly trained” protectors, no one had better say word one about civilians trained to civilian standards.

    I don’t need any more “rigorous training” to defend myself when I have a room full of kids to my back than I do when I don’t. The kids simply benefit from what I was going to do in that case regardless.

    And we’re not talking about “arming teachers.” (Will you stop adopting the language of your enemies?) We’re not talking about conscripting Marian the Librarian and issuing her an AR15. We’re talking about repealing the laws that GET IN THE WAY of teachers being armed with their own equipment that they carry with them everywhere else — teachers who WOULD be armed at work as a matter of course by personal preference, if it were not for those rights-destroying laws.

“Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than evil,” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Bowman is a ridiculous marxist meat puppet, but he is just a symptom of the rot.

The voters who elected him are the true problem.

‘Why the hell don’t you do anything to save America’s children?’
My answer to that is, “I have – by pushing legislation that would allow the guardians of said children to have the tools necessary to protect them, whether that is a parent or a teacher or anyone else caring for them. But you keep voting against it, forcing them to go unprotected, especially when they’re all gathered in one spot!”

    Gosport in reply to GWB. | March 30, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Another answer might be:

    “Get back to me when you support stopping the flow of fentanyl by controlling our southern border. Or actually talking to the black community about not shooting each other with already illegal weapons.”

2smartforlibs | March 30, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Mark Twain once observed to never argue with an idiot. If you bother to look up the facts guns make for less crime. Bad guys don’t want to get dead either. Look at the FBI data on crime stats.

    navyvet in reply to 2smartforlibs. | March 30, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Agreed. When one argues with a fool, the number of fools is doubled.

    Bad guys don’t want to get dead either.
    Let’s specify most bad guys.
    The subset of bad guys who wants to shoot up a school or mall often are looking to get dead – after they’ve committed some portion of mayhem. Bad guys with a goal other than suicide-by-cop don’t want to get dead and will avoid armed “victims”. The ones desiring suicide-by-cop will reach their goal much faster if the citizens upon which they decide to inflict their mayhem are able to shoot back.

Dems have no interest in any non-gun control “solution” to gun violence. As we all know, the purpose of gun control isn’t to prevent gun violence. It would be great if it did (we know it won’t), but that’s not the point. The point is they want the control. Because of this, they aren’t interested in any non-gun control solution for fear it would work. If such a solution worked, their gun control agenda would be dead in the water, and they will not have gained the control they desire.

The Dems need school massacres to propel their agenda of control. A solution to gun violence that does not include control is antithetical to their objective.

    murkyv in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 30, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    There’s no money to be solicited for the DNC coffers if “solutions” were part of their intent

    They LOVE dancing on the bodies of dead kids because it feeds their reelections

“100 million American gun owners killed no one yesterday” is a headline you will never see.

texansamurai | March 30, 2023 at 2:43 pm

When there’s an aggressive, obviously armed person in a school, possibly already shooting at staff and students, it takes no training to understand lethal force is required to immediately stop the assailant.

exactly–that said, there are folks who are naturally more able to handle stress than others and knowing that, would be prudent to have at least a couple of staff members who are designated “shooters”–one scenario that has lingered in my mind is while am teaching an english class, young trayvon whips a glock out of his backpack and starts waving it around–a moment of pause indeed but only a moment as that may just be the only time there is

am in favor of arming teachers / administrators / staff and training them but at some point must be made clear to students but more importantly PARENTS that if junior leaves home with a weapon in his / her possession and brings it to school, there’s more than a good chance he / she won’t be returning home

Making the discussion about guns shifts attention away from the culpability of those people who are trying to normalize the Nashville shooter’s mental illness.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | March 30, 2023 at 3:23 pm

Given the current cultural attitude of 99% of the press, academia, Big Tech, etc. opposing gun control is actually a brave thing to do. Caving in is the cowardly thing to do.

the criminal element does not obey the current laws on the books, what makes anyone believe that they will obey a new set of laws.
you can have the most restrictive gun laws on the planet, they mean nothing without law enforcement enforcing the laws, the prosecution not bringing or dropping charges, judges not sentencing after convictions.

We need reasonable scalpel control…. and vacuums… and SUVs… and transgender conversion therapy through medical, surgical, and psychiatric dysphoria that was decades earlier scientifically proven to either fail or progress transphobia (i.e. fear or hate of divergence from normal sex-correlated gender) in the majority of test subjects.

Oh, and we need transnational gun runners, and Democrat “heroes” in the breach.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 30, 2023 at 5:11 pm

So somehow it’s the Republicans fault that when the democrats were in total control of Congress they didn’t ram through legislation to extend the “assault weapons ban” that Biden keeps harping on?

So somehow it’s the Republican’s fault that when the democrats were in total control of Congress they didn’t ram through legislation to enact strict gun control laws on a national level?

The democrats could have passed whatever gun control legislation they wanted when they were in complete control of both the Senate & House of Reps. But they didn’t seem to think it was a priority to do so and failed to do so. But we’re supposed to believe that democrats are concerned about the children? Not likely.

Of all the “descendants of slaves” renaming themselves Laquisha X and the like, why couldn’t he be one of them?
Bowman is an honorable surname of generations of western patriots.
This man doesn’t deserve it, I don’t care who owned his great-grandmother.

BierceAmbrose | March 30, 2023 at 7:28 pm

When that school admin and nine year old layed down their lives for their friends, killed by a guy only stopped when shot dead… keeping them disarmed is murder by proxy.

We know better. Getting people killed for political advantage is murder by proxy. it’s also pure sociopathy. In case it wasn’t clear, gun banners front the same coalition that won’t denounce Extinction Rebellion.