Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called out a British journalist during a press briefing, telling the reporter to go back to the U.K. if she has an issue with the Second Amendment.
During a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Greene noted that it was her job as a congresswoman to “defend the Second Amendment.”
The unidentified journalist then snarkily said that the United Kingdom does not have mass shootings.
“We don’t have guns in the U.K., that is true, but we don’t have mass shootings either. And our children aren’t scared to go to school,” the reporter said.
Her comment is blatantly untrue, according to a recent article from the BBC, which reports that schoolchildren as young as ten are terrified of being stabbed to death. “When she asked a group of children about to start at secondary school what they were most afraid of, ‘100% of them, all primary school children, said they were [most] scared of being stabbed,’” the article states.
The article also noted that, in 2021, London set a record with 30 teenage stabbing homicides.
Clapping back at the British journalist, Greene pointed out the fact that the U.K. experiences “mass stabbings” and “all kinds of murder.”
“You have mass stabbings, lady,” the Georgia congresswoman said. “You have all kinds of murder, and you’ve got laws against that.”
When British press wants to argue about our God-given American gun rights, my answer is: “go back to your own country.” pic.twitter.com/QrcA9Apbet
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 22, 2022
“Nothing like the same rates here,” the journalist claimed.
“Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns. We like ours here,” Greene responded.
Late on Thursday, the Senate voted 65-33 to pass bipartisan gun control legislation. The package includes $750 million to help states implement, in part, “extreme risk protection order programs,” which is just another way of describing “red flag” laws. These laws allow confiscation of a firearm from an individual who is believed to pose a threat, without due process, simply via a report from someone claiming the threat exists. Critics of “red flag” laws have likened them to “stop and frisk on steroids.”
“Republican Senators who voted to back Red Flag Laws are traitors to the Constitution and our country,” Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted.
The House Freedom Caucus said in a tweet on Monday that they oppose any legislation “that implements ‘red flag laws’ and other unconstitutional gun control provisions.”