Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky got into a heated exchange with a witness in a House Oversight Committee hearing on voting rights yesterday. The witness, Timothy Jenkins, is a board member of something called Teaching for Change. [The exchange begins at 5:25 mark in the video above.]
Massie, a staunch gun rights supporter and Second Amendment advocate, took exception when Jenkins said, “Let the record show that nobody has died because of their being deprived of their right to bear guns.”
Here was Massie’s retort:
What you’re saying Mr. Jenkins is absolutely incorrect. I had a staffer, Nikki Goeser, who worked for me. She watched her husband be gunned down in front of her in a “gun-free” zone because her firearm, she followed the law, and left her firearm in the vehicle.
So do not tell me, and do not tell her that nobody has ever died because they were deprived of their right to keep and bear arms.
– Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky)