Moment Republican pulls out weapons during US gun control hearing

Florida Republican Greg Steube justified the move, saying he could do what he wanted in his own home. Source: Reuters

Video transcript

- I do.

- Gentlelady yields back for our purposes. Mr. Steube seek recognition?

GREG STEUBE: Let me strike the last word.

- Gentleman is recognized.

GREG STEUBE: Right here in front of me I have a SIG Sauer P226. It comes with a 21-round magazine, this gun would be banned. Here's a 12-round magazine, this magazine would be banned under this current bill. It doesn't fit because this gun was made for a 20-round, 21-round magazine. This gun would be banned under this bill.

Here's a SIG Sauer 320. It takes a 20-round magazine, fits 20-round magazine. Here's a 12-round magazine that would be banned, it doesn't fit because it would be banned. This gun would be banned under this bill.

Here's a gun I carry every single day to protect myself, my family, my wife, my home. This is a XL SIG Sauer P365. It comes with a 15-round magazine. Here's a seven-round magazine, which would be less than what would be lawful under this bill, if this bill were to become law. It doesn't fit, so this gun would be banned.

- I hope the gun is not loaded.

GREG STEUBE: I'm at my house, I can do whatever I want with my guns.

- There's a point of order.

GREG STEUBE: So that is exactly what the Democrats want to do.

- Would the gentleman yield for a question?

GREG STEUBE: So are these laws effective? Let's look at the homicide rates in major cities and anti-gun jurisdictions that have magazine bans--

- Would the gentleman yield for a question?

GREG STEUBE: --and compare them to the state of Florida, where we have freedom and the ability to carry whatever firearm we want. Jacksonville, Florida--

- Will the gentleman yield for a question?

GREG STEUBE: --the largest city by area in the state, in my state--

- Will the gentleman yield for a question? Yes or no?

GREG STEUBE: No, I'm trying to get my point across in the two minutes that I have left.

- The answer's no. Then we won't yield.

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