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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Tells Reporter To ‘Go Back To Your Country’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) boasted Wednesday that she advised a reporter to “go back to your country” after being requested in regards to the disparity in gun violence between the U.S. and the U.Ok.

“We don’t have guns in the U.K., that is true, but we don’t have mass shootings either,” a girl, whose id was unclear, requested Greene at a press convention, in line with a clip the congresswoman posted to Twitter. “Children aren’t scared to go to school.”

Greene, flanked by different pro-gun House Republicans, together with Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.) Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.), replied: “You have mass stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you’ve got laws against that.”

“Nothing like the same rates here,” the reporter replied.

“Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns. We like ours here,” Greene stated.

The U.S. murder rate is four times higher than the U.Ok. According to the Pew Research Center, almost 80% of U.S. murders in 2020 concerned a firearm.

Globally, firearms accounted for 54% of all homicides in 2017 whereas knives accounted for 22%, per a United Nations Global Study on Homicide.

The gun loss of life rate within the U.S. is considerably larger than another developed nation, most of which have stricter gun management legal guidelines. In the previous few years, England, Scotland and Wales combined have seen around 30 gun deaths a year. Comparatively, the variety of murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2020 was 19,384.

Greene and many of her House GOP colleagues have criticized a bipartisan gun invoice which on Tuesday cleared an initial hurdle to passing within the Senate, breaking a decades-long stalemate on gun management laws. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act would increase background checks and direct hundreds of thousands of {dollars} towards serving to states enact red-flag laws, which permit authorities to briefly confiscate firearms from people deemed harmful to themselves or others.

A group of 14 Republicans, together with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sens. John Cornyn (Texas), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mitt Romney (Utah), voted to proceed with the invoice.

Greene listed the names of these senators throughout her press convention, declaring them the elected Republicans that “Republican voters do not support anymore.”

“We’ve gotta change our Republican Party,” she stated.

However, polling has repeatedly proven {that a} majority of voters, together with Republicans and gun homeowners, help background checks and red flag laws.

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