A Virginia lawmaker’s fiery speech on gun rights triggered some Democrats in the state legislature to leave the floor in an “emotionally shaken” state on Friday and has since gone viral on Facebook.
The video of Delegate Nick Freitas’s hard-hitting speech has garnered over 12 million views on Facebook since it was posted by Conservative Review on Friday. Freitas is running in the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va).
In his speech, Freitas urged his fellow lawmakers to have an “open and honest debate” that relied on “data, facts, evidence, analysis, reason, logic, etc., etc.” (No wonder Democrats were triggered).
He pointed out that most mass shootings seem to occur in “gun-free zones” and that the shooters tend to come from broken homes.
“Wouldn’t it reasonable to test whether or not the efficacy of gun-free zones have actually achieved what their intended intent is?” he asked. “What sort of government policies have actually encouraged broken homes?”
“Whether it’s Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., and others that have incredibly strict gun laws and yet for some reason, hasn’t seemed to stop the gun violence in those particular areas,” Freitas said.
The fiery Republican mentioned some bills that were coming up for a vote this year to beef up background checks and ban bump stocks, but lamented that Democrats seem hellbent on “tearing apart or gutting the Second Amendment,” which he argued was one of the reasons why they couldn’t have an honest debate on guns.
“Because, quite frankly, I don’t think any of us on this side of the aisle believe you when you say that’s all you want to do,” he said. “It’ll be bump stocks, it’ll be background checks, it’ll be different kinds of background checks that register the guns, then after that, it will be ‘we have to ban assault weapons,'” he argued.
Another reason why it’s difficult to have an honest and open debate on gun policy, Freitas argued, is because Democrats are always comparing Republicans to Nazis and segregationists.
This is where Freitas really unleashed.
And know what? It WAS. It really, really was. Incredible as it may seem, the above excerpt was only the warmup. He covered all the damned bases once he got going too, using the gun issue as a launching pad for a righteous blast that ought to resound for all time as the pluperfect example of how to properly deal with such base, wormy scoundrels.
I would have cheerfully just reposted the whole damned article but for that danged fair-use thing; no fooling, it really is that good. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss a single word of it. If you aren’t standing up and cheering right out loud by the end, you should probably have your cardiac nurse apply a sizzling jolt from the paddles before it’s too late.
I repeat: we need more like Nick Freitas in government at every level, just as many of them as we can possibly get. The scarcity of hardy souls willing to confront liberal-fascists head on like this—pulling no punches, standing their ground, hitting them right between the eyes with unvarnished truth spoken plainly, bluntly, and without flinching or dissembling—is why we are where we are. We let the scheming termites get away with too much for too long in the name of a phony “civility” that was never reciprocated, a thing not respected as a noble trait but as a weakness to be exploited.
Bravo, bravo, a thousand times over and then some. I dunno, though, I can’t decide whether the reaction puked up by the sniveling, cringing, weeping Democrat-Socialist curs as they fled for their lives is pathetic or hilarious. Guess I’ll have to embrace the healing power of “and” and go with both. This absolutely priceless gem of reflexive Progtard shitwittery in reaction shows how completely Freitas wrecked ’em:
According to the Times-Dispatch, Delegate Lamont Bagby said he viewed Freitas’ remarks as racial “dog-whistling.”
Of COURSE you did. Isn’t everything?
Bawl on, cupcake. Then scurry on off with the rest of the cockroaches before the bad man frightens you even worse.
Even Big Nick’s explanation of why he rained Hell on the shitweasels is awesome:
In an appearance on Fox and Friends Monday, Freitas explained why he went off on the Dems, saying that the rhetoric from the other side had gotten “completely unacceptable” and that he had just gotten tired of it.
You ain’t just whistling Dixie there, brother. A whole lot of us have.
If Freitas ever has to buy his own beer in a bar again for the rest of his life, then we’ll know for sure there really ain’t no justice in this world.