Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She'd Open Fire on Attacker After NYC Shooting

Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote on Twitter that she would open fire on an attacker, commenting on the Brooklyn subway shooting that took place on Tuesday morning.

During rush hour on Tuesday morning, 10 people were shot on a subway in the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, according to police. 16 people in total were being treated for injuries, Laura Kavanagh, the fire department's acting commissioner, said during a press briefing.

Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn New York's gun laws and stated that she would have shot an attacker herself.

"I carry a gun, sometimes quite a few. I will ALWAYS DEFEND American's RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS! As a woman & mother, I will unload my clip on a killer attacking me, my family, or others. Then I will reload," she wrote.

In another tweet, Greene said, "With New York's strict gun control laws, how many innocent people were carrying a gun when the bad guy with a gun broke the existing laws and started shooting people? Bad guys don't care about gun control and gun control only stops people from being able to protect themselves."

Greene has been a large advocate for 2nd Amendment freedoms, introducing her own legislation in February known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), which proposed to cut federal funding from "implementing, enforcing, or advancing any measure, law, regulation, or guidance to the lawful use, purchase, sale, possession, or transportation of firearms by any citizen of the United States for Fiscal Year 2021."

"Our God-given right to protect our country, ourselves and our families shouldn't be up for debate," Greene said in February.

The shooting in Brooklyn has prompted several conversations about transit safety, including recent questioning of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' plan to make public transportation safer.

Other transit systems across the U.S. have increased security following the attack, although no other threats in other cities have been reported.

"We're praying for all New Yorkers who were injured or affected by today's attack," the mayor said in a video message from his home on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. "The suspect in today's attack detonated smoke bombs to cause havoc. We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized even by a single individual. NYPD is searching for the suspect at large, and we will find him. But we ask the public to come forward with any information."

Police said that the suspect remains at large at the time of publication, and investigators say they are looking for a U-Haul truck with Arizona plates #AL31408, an internal NYPD email stated.

The shooting suspect has been described as a Black male with a heavy build, last seen wearing a green construction-type vest with a hooded gray sweatshirt. Officials do not currently have a motive for the attack.

Newsweek reached out to a spokesperson for Marjorie Taylor Greene for additional comment.

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U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would open fire on an attacker after a shooter opened fire in a subway in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, injuring 16 people. In this photo, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at a news conference on Republican lawmakers' response to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images