On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York and Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky got into a yelling match outside the House floor over gun regulation.
When people go by on camera at the U.S. Capitol, Bowman can be heard angrily denouncing Republican lawmakers and Second Amendment supporters.
Massie approached him and said that school shootings do not occur in states with lax gun laws. Bowman then became extremely enraged, stepped closer to the Republican, and made a series of aggressive gestures.
“Carry firearms? It’s a simple fact that more guns equals more deaths.” When Bowman protested, Massie responded that there had never been a mass shooting or accidental discharge in any school where teachers were allowed to carry firearms.
Eventually, Massie broke from the exchange and tried to address the watching reporters, but Bowman chased after him, clearly wanting to prolong the argument.
This heated debate follows a mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, in which a transgender person is suspected of killing three pupils and three teachers.