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Rep. Paul Broun: Right to have ‘guns everywhere’ was ‘given by our Lord’

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Paul Broun, a Republican U.S. congressman from Georgia, on Tuesday said that his state’s so-called “guns everywhere” law that allows firearms to be carried in bars, school classrooms and many government buildings would prevent shootings.

“We know that when law abiding citizens — who know how to use one — have one on their person, it helps to prevent crime,” Broun told Newsmax TV. “A law that I think is going to help prevent shootings, that is going to help prevent crime.”

The Georgia Republican argued that “any law — whether it’s federal, state or local — that interferes with a law-abiding citizen’s right to own, carry or utilize a firearm in any manner” was unconstitutional.

“We need to go back to the Constitution for not only the First Amendment, but the Second Amendment,” he explained. “Because the First and Second Amendments are the guardians of our liberties. The Second Amendment is the one that really protects all of our liberties that we are given by our Lord, and our God-given rights, and are protected under the Constitution.”

Broun predicted that more guns in schools “would actually prevent kids from being shot, prevent [children] from being hurt.”

“Folks that don’t understand firearms are fearful of them, but actually firearms have been proven to reduce crime,” he insisted. “We see as we go forward that schools are going to be safer, that anybody around in any locale is going to be safer because someone who understands how to utilize a firearm will be there to protect other folks, and I think it’s going to be a very positive move.”

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Although schools and churches can elect not to allow guns on their premises under the new law, Broun said that would be a terrible idea.

“These gun-free areas are actually — they’re free-shooting zones for people,” he said. “Because they know that there won’t be anybody there that can stop them.”

Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act” became effective on Tuesday.

Watch the video below from Newsmax’s America’s Forum, broadcast July 1, 2014.

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Meghan McCain explodes after declaring herself a ‘sacrificial Republican’ — and shocks audience with slur against Joy Behar

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Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on "The View" between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show's "sacrificial Republican."

McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.

"The transformation is complete," McCain said. "That's what I thought last night, the transformation is complete."

She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn't understand why the president's supporters loved him so much.

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Reparations hearing erupts in applause after Ta-Nehisi Coates gives McConnell an epic lesson on racism

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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Wednesday delivered an epic smack down of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery.

In Coates's opening remarks, he responded directly to McConnell's claim that the government should not pay out reparations to black Americans because slavery ended more than 150 years ago.

Coates pointed out that the United States was still paying out pensions to the families of Civil War soldiers "well into this century" and he said that the government still honors treaties it signed even though no one who signed them is still alive today.

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WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally

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A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.

Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.

The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.

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