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A US lawmaker shows off guns during the House hearing for new gun violence prevention legislation to make his point


At a time when the United States is seeking to pass tougher gun laws, one lawmaker, Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida, showed his guns to make his point. The incident came amid a hearing Thursday for new gun violence prevention legislation, which has been proposed by congressional Democrats. To protest proposed changes to gun laws, Steube logged on remotely from his home office via video and began brandishing his own guns. The Republican argued that these guns would be banned if the new gun law changes were made.

Steube presented a Sig Sauer P365XL pistol and said he carried it “every day” to “protect himself, my family, my wife, my house”.

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On the screen, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said, “I hope that gun isn’t loaded.” In response, Steube said, “I’m home, I can do whatever I want with my guns.” Next, Steube compared gun restrictions and homicide rates in several US states and cities. He talked about Washington, Maryland, Illinois and Florida.

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Repeating five times, committee chairman, New York Rep. Jerry Nadler said, “Would the gentleman yield to questions?” “No, I’m trying to get my message across in the two minutes I have left. The kill rate was higher – now let me do it again, and I hope you give me back my 10 or 15 seconds that you just took,” Steube replied.

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(With agency contributions)

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