In a debate yesterday on the House floor on pending gun legislation, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told Congress her personal story of how a gunman entered her high school when she was sixteen years old.
“I know that fear. As a matter of fact, I think I’m the only member of Congress that that’s actually happened to,” Greene stated.
Greene described how in 1990 a gunman came to her school hiding three guns in a duffel bag. He then proceeded to take over the school, sending the whole place into lockdown. He was the only person in the school with a gun.
I know firsthand how it feels to be trapped in a classroom with an armed madman on the loose.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 8, 2022
If we really want to be serious about protecting our kids in America, we’ll repeal gun-free school zones and we’ll pass legislation to protect children with good guys with guns. pic.twitter.com/FFO6jLM7Jc
“That’s why that happened,” Greene soberly stated. “There was no one to protect us that had a gun that day. The only person with guns was the very mentally ill, upset teenager who had brought guns to school that day to kill other students.”
The same year the intruder entered Greene’s high school was the very same year American schools became gun-free zones. Greene cited this as the actual problem that allows school shootings.
“I can’t help but point out to all of us here, while we’re debating how to protect our kids in school and what we’re debating about our Second Amendment gun rights, I want to point out that we’re all so privileged to be in this building being protected by armed guards with guns who are protecting our lives,” Green passionately said. “And I find it shocking to me that this body of congress won’t do the same thing for children all over America in schools.”
Greene concluded by suggesting, “If we really want to be serious about protecting our kids here in America, we’ll repeal the gun-free zones act, and we will put into action real legislation that protects children everywhere all over America in school with good guys with guns - the same way we’re being protected.”
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