A Republican delegate in the Virginia General Assembly responded to criticism of Second Amendment advocates with a fiery speech last Friday.
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) spoke to “The Morning Blaze” this week to talk about why he felt the need to push back against Democrats who compared those who believe in the Second Amendment to Nazis and segregationists.
In his speech, Freitas said that even if Democrats today don’t support these ideas, the party’s history is linked to racism and segregation.
“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,” he said.
The gun debate has been in the spotlight ever since the school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. Liberals have been fighting for gun control measures, led by teenagers who survived the shooting, while conservatives have been pushing for further investigation into why law enforcement missed the shooter’s warning signs.
Freitas is running for U.S. Senate. He’s one of the Republican contenders who will face off in the June primary to see who will battle incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in November.