How "Offended, Emotionally Shaken" Lawmakers Responded To This Viral Gun Speech By Nick Freitas

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

You may not have ever heard of Nick Freitas before, but I have a feeling we’ll all be hearing a lot about him soon. At first glance, this may seem very political, very Republican vs. Democrat.

But it’s not. It’s about logic versus emotion.

It’s about an eloquent defense of the Second Amendment and the reason that the gun control debate is stalled. And the response to this speech underlined everything that was said.

It’s about people who got so upset about historic facts that they had to leave the room instead of engaging in a discussion.

Last week, he gave a rousing speech on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates in defense of the Second Amendment. Some of his key points:

  • We need to find out if gun-free zones are effective

  • We need to understand the reasons behind the Second Amendment

  • We need to make self-defense possible

  • We should consider arming teachers

  • We need to discuss this issue with mutual respect

  • We have to admit that the government failed in the Florida school shooting

One point he brought up that really spoke to me personally was the fact that not all gun-related acts of self-defense involve pulling the trigger and shooting the perpetrator. I know that in my own case during an attempted home invasion, just the presence of my gun and the perception of the would-be criminals that I wouldn’t hesitate to use it, deterred what could have been a heinous crime against me and my daughter.

Freitas said in the speech that we have an inherent right to defend ourselves and that he will not accept a false narrative. He pointed out that he and his fellow Republicans don’t believe Democrats when they say that all they want to do is ban bump stocks.

Freitas is a retired Green Beret who served 2 tours in Iraq.  (source) He was elected to the state delegation in 2016 and is a self-described Libertarian-Republican.

Listen to the entire speech in the video below.

The response by lawmakers

Despite Freitas’s factual and logical arguments, a number of Democrat delegates actually walked out of the room during his recitation of horrific past policies that were instituted by their own party and his plea for mutual respect so that a real conversation could happen.

Delegate Lamont Bagley was really upset, calling the speech “hateful and divisive.”

“We realize that we live in a ugly political moment. So while we were offended, we were not surprised,” Bagby said. “It should embarrass every member of this body that we have allowed such rhetoric to enter these chambers. Bringing up a very painful past to make a political point is disgusting and poisonous.” (source)

Delegate Delores McQuinn, who walked out while Freitas was speaking, told reporters:

“Let us not bring in things that would be hurtful and painful to people who have to live in a skin that some of you will never know and have to endure a reality that being black in America is sometimes difficult.” (source)

Freitas seemed unconcerned at the outrage, responding:

“More and more, offense is used as a weapon with which to turn away debate.And I’m not going to accept that.” (source)

His speech was so popular that he was interviewed by CNN, who played a clip of a Democrat, Delegate Joseph Lindsay, who said he was “offended as he had never been offended since being a part of this body” by Freitas’s passionate speech. He claimed that his colleagues were “emotionally shaken and bothered.”

Freitas wasn’t having any of it.

There aren’t many politicians that I’d say I would support, but Freitas just might be the exception. He’s currently running for the US Senate against Tim Kaine, who is the former governor of Virginia and was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in her failed bid for the presidency.

In his announcement for the bid, he promised to combat a worldview that “treats free people as if we were subjects instead of citizens.” He also said, “Quite frankly, establishment elements from both sides of the aisle have been responsible in thinking themselves made from finer clay than the rest of humanity.” (source)

Yep, I’m pretty sure we’ll be hearing more about Nick Freitas.


erkme73 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

I saw this a couple days ago over at TGP, and it struck me as so down-to-earth and respectful, that even the militant leftist could at least find some merit with the points he was making.

No name calling.  Nothing inflammatory.   Well, at least not if your from a generation that predates the snowflakes/millennials.

NumbersUsa Government nee… Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:37 Permalink

"On November 21, 1962, the Department of Justice ordered the AZC (AIPAC) to begin registering as an Israeli foreign agent. This touched off an intense battle between the Justice Department and the AZC which outlasted (KILLED) both JFK and RFK. The bloodied and bruised Justice Department hid away its files on the affair until they were finally declassified and released in 2008.

The effort to register Israel’s foreign agents clearly failed. Just 42 days after the Justice Department order, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee incorporated itself in Washington and took over the AZC’s functions. Since the year it was ordered to register—as part of the AZC—AIPAC has extracted an inflation-adjusted $250 billion from US taxpayers for its foreign principals. Influencing the conduct of US policy "by techniques outside normal diplomatic channels" has never stopped."

And the jew supremacists at AIPAC want your guns, your money, your kids & your soul.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Creative_Destruct Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:09 Permalink

That's what I thought too. How can congress work, it doesn't. Congress isn't in gridlock, congress no longer functions because there is no honor left in this country. Why? could it be the poison the media system pours into this nation's mind?

Ask why the DNC has called for a race war at the same time they're demanding we give up our self defense weapon. Can CNN ask the question of why the DNC is calling for a race war? no, because they're trying to disarm us to, for what reason?

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MrAToZ Creative_Destruct Fri, 03/09/2018 - 03:35 Permalink

Lamont Bagley's feelings were upset? Hey asshole did you ever consider how many people got their feelings hurt in Manzanar and other "detention centers"? Like 110,000 maybe. The arrogance of these people!

Freitas almost got it right. Where he slipped up was in saying he didn't believe any of the Dims felt the same way as their earlier brethren. Wrong. IRS strong arming, gun running, stifling free speech, pallets of cash in midnight payoffs, child trafficking you name it Dim thugs are in for a penny in for a pound. It like watching a season of the Sopranos when the left gets going.

There is nothing more pathetic than a whining bully who refuses to look at himself. I'm betting Bagley has frilly pink panties on under that suit.


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ThePhantom DeadFred Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

yeah its Democratic to call people you don't agree with based on faulty logic Nazi's didn't you know? its in Pinkers book "
enlightenment now, the case for reason, science and humanism. My dads got a copy but all he does is Scream at me between the boose the NPR and the Madow.. fuckers soul is rotten to the core, and he thinks he's a humanist? after punching the dog... love these Democrats.. far more like Nazi's than anyone i've ever met...

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Decoherence The_Juggernaut Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:50 Permalink

It’s not hard to see who the adults are in this debate.  Since when does claiming you’re offended mean anything?  All I hear when someone says this is they’re mentally bankrupt and can’t respond with any sort of logic. If logic offends you, it’s time to just sit down and shut your mouth.  But no, these fools just keep doubling down, and sadly it’s been working!  Because they simply want to mute any intelligent voice that disagrees with them.  When you don’t have logic on your side, what other option is there?  When you dumb down an entire generation, logic loses.  Where does it end?

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bigkahuna Decoherence Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:20 Permalink

There are a lot of people who have gone through the mind numbing public school system as well as the private and ivy schools who learn the hard way that most of what they were taught is bullshit - and turn themselves around.

What is really messed up is that those who were indoctrinated on the public side have a much easier time letting go of the bullshit - the ones who will not let it go spent their time at the 50k - 100k a year undergrad/grad schools -- so they must not admit they got hoodwinked, because they were taken worse than the rest of us.

It takes character to admit when we got something wrong - especially when it makes us look really bad. No one is perfect, but many especially the enabler class of the left wing - refuse to correct their mistakes - all because of insignificant pride. It will not end well for anyone if this continues.

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Kagemusho Simplifiedfrisbee Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:58 Permalink


According to secret and long-hidden documents obtained for Body of Secrets, the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government. In the name of antiCommunism, they proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.

Actual US Archival documents at link.

"A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government." - Taylor Caldwell The Captains and the Kings

Your comment, given historical facts regarding 'our' government's willingness to cynically murder its own citizens, shows a singular lack of wisdom.  To put it simply enough for even you to understand, It's not paranoia when they are out to get you.


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LetThemEatRand takeaction Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:34 Permalink

"That speech was FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!  Please share it...."

Great speech except the part where drags in government telling women what to do with their pregnancies.  As such, I can't forward it to any of my liberal friends who correctly see a Constitutional right to be free of government interference in their reproductive decisions.

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LetThemEatRand Socratic Dog Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:07 Permalink

I'll never understand why both Teams have no problem killing kids "over there", but they happily accuse each other of being killing machines of kids here when they are in favor of gun rights (Red Team) or reproductive rights (Blue Team).  Aren't wedge issues great?  

My point is that you're not going to get any traction with the left in making a speech about gun rights that calls out abortion rights.  The Left feels just as strongly about abortion rights as the Right feels about gun rights.  

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