Democrats freak out when GOP rep displays guns that would be banned under new legislation. When asked, he snaps back, “I’m in my house, I can do what I want with my guns.”
A Republican congressman from Florida caused a stir at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday when he exhibited several self-defense and self-defense firearms he owns that would be banned under Democrats’ newly proposed gun control law.
Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), attending the meeting virtually from his home, tore up his fellow Democrats during the meeting and proclaimed, “Their plans and their intentions are clear.”
“They want to deprive law-abiding citizens of the opportunity to buy the firearm of their choice,” he accused. “And don’t be fooled into not trying to take away your ability to buy handguns. They use the magazine ban to do this.”
The committee met to debate and vote on it HR 7910a comprehensive gun reform package known as the Protecting Our Kids Act, which aims to “raise the age limit for purchasing certain firearms, prevent the arms trade, modernize the ban on untraceable firearms, and promote safekeeping of firearms.” “
Democrats claim the package pushes gun control with “common sense,” but Republicans claim the legislation unfairly strips Americans of their Second Amendment rights.
To make clear how ridiculous the legislation is, Steube stated that a Glock 19 with a 15-round magazine would be effectively banned.
He then offered several specimens of weapons in his own personal collection that would be banned if the package passed.
“Here is a gun that I carry every day to protect myself, my family, my wife and my home,” Steube once said, showcasing his XL Sig Sauer P365 – one of the most popular handguns on the market today.
“It comes with a 15-round magazine,” he said. “This weapon would be forbidden.”
That’s when Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) intervened and said, “I hope the gun isn’t loaded.”
Steube shot back immediately: “I’m at home. I can do whatever I want with my weapons.”
Shortly thereafter, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY), the bill’s sponsor, interrupted Steube and repeatedly urged him to give in to the questions.
Steube later concluded that Democrats don’t actually want to end the mass shootings in America, but are using the crises as a means to limit Americans’ right to own and bear arms. “This is a push to take away your right to carry any firearm to defend yourself,” he claimed.
The hearing comes amid a spate of publicized mass shootings in the country. President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a national address Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST calling for gun control reform.
Below are Steube’s full submissions at the hearing:
Rep. Steube defends 2nd Amendment in House Judiciary Committee
https://www.theblaze.com/news/gop-rep-steube-displays-guns Democrats freak out when GOP rep displays guns that would be banned under new legislation. When asked, he snaps back, “I’m in my house, I can do what I want with my guns.”