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Republican MP Thomas Messi opened fire on Democrat David Sicillin after he suggested during a congressional hearing that there was “no incident” when someone with an assault weapon was “stopped by a man with a gun.”
“The fact that guns are used by good guys every day to prevent and stop bad guys is an inconvenient truth for a Sicilian representative and other Democrats who want to trample on the Second Amendment,” Messi told Fox News Digital on Tuesday after his exchange with Cicillin last week.
“I don’t think there’s been any incident – and maybe there is, but I haven’t found it – of an attacker who used an assault weapon who was stopped by a man with a gun, so it’s – there may have been one incident of thousands and thousands and thousands of executions, but the truth is that school resource officers are an important response to school safety, “said Sicillin, representing the 1st District of Rhode Island Congress, on Thursday during a hearing in the House Judicial Committee on the subject. Democrats’ law to protect our children.
After Sicily’s statement, Messi stepped back and presented to Congress a list of incidents where “good guys” with weapons stopped “bad guys” from mass shootings.
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“Democrats – I don’t know if they just intentionally don’t know what’s going on in this country, or they’re cheating today, but I would like to make a list of cases where holders of concealed weapons permits probably stopped the mass public shootings. It is from crimeresearch.org and was published on May 27, 2022, ”Messi explained.
In the list of cases Messi had an incident that occurred over the past couple of weeks in Charleston, West Virginia, where a man with an AR-15 opened fire at a prom but was stopped after he was shot by a woman who legally had a gun.
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“Portland, Oregon, February 19, 2022,” said Messi, describing another incident, “the owner of the house allegedly clashed with protesters of racial justice on Saturday night before pulling out a gun and shooting several people in the crowd, leaving one woman killed and several others Wounded. The shooting ended when a person with a group of demonstrators, who has a license to conceal and carry a firearm, fired back, hitting the owner of the house in the thigh.
Messi also spoke of an incident in 2021 when a property owner was blamed for saving several lives “after he pulled out a legally owned 9mm pistol” and killed a man who opened fire on a crowd in Syracuse, New York.
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“The same gun that Joe Biden wants to ban,” Messi said, citing a presidential comment last month that he supports a ban on 9mm guns.
The Cicilline office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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