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Mon Oct 30, 2023, 01:28 PM Oct 2023

Justin Jones Slams Mike Johnson's 'Insulting' Excuse For Mass Shootings [View all]

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones (D) scorched newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) for saying “the problem is the human heart,” not guns, after a gunman killed 18 people in Maine last week.

Jones, a “Tennessee Three” member who Republicans expelled from the state House in April for joining protesters calling for stricter gun control, reacted to a clip of Johnson telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that guns aren’t the problem and “we have to protect the right of the citizens to protect themselves.”

“I want to let Speaker Johnson know that in my faith tradition, when you put objects above people, we call that idolatry. And when you put the lives of people under money and campaign contributions, we call that idolatry,” Jones told MSNBC’s Jen Psaki in a plea for “common sense gun laws” on Sunday.

“And so let’s not use faith and false thoughts and prayers to gloss over this issue,” added the lawmaker, who is a divinity student at Vanderbilt University.


I want to see this guy in Congress one day soon!

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Me too! sagetea Oct 2023 #1
(Any chance we can get him there tomorrow?) lastlib Oct 2023 #7
Imagine having a religion where you want everyone murdering each other in cold blood. Irish_Dem Oct 2023 #2
Sounds like it's Johnson's own problem. calimary Oct 2023 #3
Yes Mr. Johnson, the problem is indeed the human heart. After a person is shot with an AR whatever, they die. justhanginon Oct 2023 #4
Yes Mr. Johnson, the problem is indeed the human heart. 2naSalit Oct 2023 #10
Asked about shootings, new House speaker says, 'It's not guns' LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #5
He has a lot of hate in heart. LiberalFighter Oct 2023 #9
Re: point #2: robbob Oct 2023 #14
Fabulous response! Diamond_Dog Oct 2023 #6
This guy musclecar6 Oct 2023 #8
It's odd listening to the new Speaker du Jour opine about the "human heart." ShazzieB Oct 2023 #11
I think we can all agree that State Rep Justin Jones needs to go far in politics. NNadir Oct 2023 #12
He upholds defective beliefs and policies. The_Casual_Observer Oct 2023 #13
love Justin Jones I will stop and listen to just about anything he has to say hydrolastic Oct 2023 #15
If there were no guns in this country how many mass shootings do you think there would be? Maraya1969 Oct 2023 #16
So let's go along with his statement... RainCaster Oct 2023 #17
Gun supporters are wrong about the 2nd Amendment Danascot Oct 2023 #18
I ABSOLUTELY agree with this statement. world wide wally Oct 2023 #21
Great quote from Justin Jones. sheshe2 Oct 2023 #19
Bravo, Rep. Jones! Keep it up! (nt) Paladin Oct 2023 #20
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