Shouting Match Erupts Between Two Congressmen Over Guns

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In a dramatic confrontation in the halls of Congress, Representative Jamaal Bowman, D-NY, called out his Republican colleagues for their inaction on gun control in response to Monday’s deadly school shooting in Nashville.

The heated exchange was captured on video and began when Bowman accused Republicans of being “cowards” for not pushing for stronger gun control measures.

Congressman Thomas Massie, R-Ky., stopped midstride as he walked past Bowman and challenged him: “You know there’s never been a shooting at a school that allows teachers to carry?”

The debate quickly escalated into an argument with Bowman repeatedly emphasizing that more guns lead to more death while Massie advocated for firearms education and giving teachers the right to carry guns.

Both representatives took to Twitter shortly afterwards to offer conflicting accounts of the altercation. While Bowman tweeted that Republicans were refusing to take action against gun violence, Massie suggested that Bowman had failed to present facts on the matter.