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Republican’s harsh truth on gun violence in America prompts Democrats to walk out in outrage; speech goes viral

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Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas engaged in such a harsh dose of truth telling over the Second Amendment and how to prevent gun violence that Democrats were forced to put themselves in timeout to cool off.

But not before many walked out of the Virginia House of Delegates in outrage.

Freitas, who is running for the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine, shared a video of his calm, matter-of-fact speech that has now been viewed more than eight million times.

“Most of the shooters come from broken homes. What sort of government policies have actually encouraged broken homes?” the Republican lawmaker asked, driving more angst on the other side of the aisle when he noted “the abortion industry” was a key player in driving such cultural changes.

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Freitas said it’s difficult to have an open and honest debate on gun violence because Democrats are comparing Republicans to “Nazis” and segregationists, but reminded the chamber that Democrats were once the party of slavery and segregation.

“I just want to remind everyone very quickly, it was not our [Republican] party that supported slavery, that fought women’s suffrage, that rounded up tens of thousands of Asian-Americans and put them in concentration camps, that supported Jim Crow, that supported segregation, supported mass resistance. That wasn’t our party, that was the Democrat party.”

He also had a ready answer for the claim that Republicans have blood on their hands for failing to act on gun violence.

“I would really appreciate it if every time you want to make a powerful point, you don’t project the sins, the atrocities and the injustices that the Democratic Party perpetrated onto others onto us,” Freitas said.

Democrats were in such a lather from the speech that many walked out, according to the Washington Post.

They also demanded a recess to allow time to calm down, the newspaper reported.

Del. Joseph Lindsey, D-Norfolk, told the House he has never been so offended by the truth.

“[T]oday, I have been offended as I can never recall since being a part of this body,” he said from the floor. “And I have seen many of my colleagues emotionally shaken and bothered by either a lack of concern for facts or just simply playing to the cameras, I don’t know which.”

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