US congresswoman insults UK journalist

Channel 4 reporter Siobhan Kennedy earlier tried to grill Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over gun violence within the US

A US congresswoman, angered by a query from a UK reporter over a controversial gun management invoice, advised the journalist ought to “return” to her nation.

Channel 4 consultant Siobhan Kennedy confronted Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday over Greene’s opposition to the invoice.

Talking at a press convention of the Second Modification Caucus, Greene and her fellow pro-gun Republicans hammered the 14 GOP Senators who voted to advance gun management laws. The invoice was then handed by the Home on Friday and signed into legislation by President Joe Biden on Saturday.

Greene has known as the Republicans who helped cross the laws “RINOs,” an acronym for ‘Republicans in Title Solely.’

Reporting from the press occasion, Kennedy accused Greene of placing gun rights earlier than public security.

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“We don’t have weapons within the UK, that’s true, however we don’t have mass shootings both. And our youngsters aren’t scared to go to highschool,” she argued.

“You will have mass stabbings, girl,” Greene responded. “You will have all types of homicide and also you’ve received legal guidelines towards that.”

“Nothing like the identical charges right here,” Kennedy shot again.

“Nicely, you possibly can return to your nation and fear about your no weapons,” Greene replied. “We like ours right here.”

Each Taylor Greene and Kennedy posted movies of the trade to Twitter, with Taylor Greene accusing the “British press” of questioning Individuals’ “God-given rights,” and Kennedy insisting that the gun management laws in query “is just not about taking her weapons away.”

The laws in query – the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – tightens background checks for gun patrons underneath 21, forbids convicted home abusers from shopping for weapons for 5 years, funds mental-health companies and college safety, and criminalizes “straw purchases” – the place one particular person buys a gun on behalf of another person.

Nevertheless, its most controversial provision is its funding for so-called “pink flag” legal guidelines, which enable authorities to confiscate weapons from somebody a courtroom guidelines is a risk to themselves or others. Conservatives have argued that left-leaning prosecutors will use these legal guidelines to focus on them on political grounds, and the Nationwide Rifle Group has mentioned your entire package deal of legal guidelines might be “abused to limit lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Individuals, and use federal {dollars} to fund gun management measures being adopted by state and native politicians.”

The act is the primary main gun management invoice to turn out to be legislation because the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which forbade the sale of most semi-automatic rifles for a decade. Its passage by Congress got here inside weeks of a mass taking pictures at Robb Elementary Faculty in Uvalde, Texas, during which a gunman massacred 19 kids and two adults.

The US’ murder charge is round 4 occasions greater than that of the UK, whereas the US information 646 occasions as many gun homicides per yr because the UK does. Nevertheless, gun murder charges fluctuate wildly between US states and demographics. For instance, Mississippi sees greater than seven occasions as many firearms homicides per yr as Massachusetts, and younger black males are 21 occasions extra prone to commit homicide with a gun than younger whites.