Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) went back and forth with a gun control activist and others during a heated exchange.
On Thursday, Greene posted a video of the exchange on Twitter.
“These foolish cowards want the government to take away guns and the rights of parents to defend their children in schools,” Greene tweeted.
She added, “You have to be an idiot to think gun control will create a utopian society where criminals disarm themselves and obey the law. ‘Gun-free’ zones kill people.”
In the opening of the video, the gun control activist accused Greene of “helping kids get shot in school.”
She proceeded to call him a “coward.”
Greene continued, “You’re scared of legal gun owners that want to protect their kids in school.”
The lawmaker told the activist to move to another country “where they take away your guns.”
They continued to go back and forth, speaking over each other.
Another woman walked up to Greene, telling her she was in Boulder, Colorado, during the shooting at a supermarket that killed 10 people.
Before the woman could ask Greene a question, she told her, “You know what, I support people to protect themselves with their guns, okay?”
According to Greene, “Gun-free zones is where people die.”
She continued to make the statement over and over again.
Growing frustrated, Greene told the group, “Like I said, you guys should move to some country where you can’t have guns.”
She added, “The whole world is an all-you-can-eat buffet of governments. Move to one that fits your beliefs.”
Watch the video below:
These foolish cowards want the government to take away guns & the rights of parents to defend their children in schools.
You have to be an idiot to think gun control will create a utopian society where criminals disarm themselves and obey the law.
“Gun-free” zones kill people. pic.twitter.com/1T37HH8jEO
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) September 15, 2022
The exchange comes just months after Greene questioned whether shootings on the Fourth of July, including the one that took place in Highland Park, Illinois, were “designed” to convince Republicans to back restrictions on guns.
“Here’s what I have to say. I mean. Two shootings on July 4: one in a rich white neighborhood and the other at a fireworks display. It almost sounds like it’s designed to persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control,” Greene said.
She continued, “I mean, after all, we didn’t see that happen at all the pride parades in the month of June.”
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