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.
"I would be really appreciative if every time you want to make a powerful point, you don't project the sins, the atrocities and the injustices the Democratic party perpetrated on others onto us."
Rep Freitas's speech is here (interestingly the video is hosted by a channel called "VAHouse Dems"):