Congressman Steve Scalise says that being shot at a baseball field in Alexandria didn’t diminish his stance on gun rights, in fact it “fortified” them.
The revelation has to put a damper on liberal anti-gun zealots who had been actively hoping that the shooting of Scalise had changed his view. Because that’s what liberals do – hope a tragedy could be turned into political points.
How do you feel about everyone having guns now that you were on the receiving end of what they do to human flesh?
— Toms free houses (@anonbene5) September 28, 2017
In an interview Fox News’s Martha MacCallum however, Scalise came down firmly on the side of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
MacCallum asked if his personal struggle to recover from the shooting and the recent events in Las Vegas had changed his view on gun control.
“I think it’s fortified it,” Scalise said.
Adding, “I think we see too much of that, where people say OK, now you have to have gun control.”
Rep. Scalise (R-La.) tells Fox that his experience has “fortified” his view about 2A 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/GNirKJAew6
— Jesse Byrnes (@jessebyrnes) October 3, 2017
“First of all you’ve got to recognize that when there’s a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying for the people who were injured and doing whatever we can to help them, to help law enforcement,” Scalise said. “We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda.”
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 3, 2017
“So to promote some kind of gun control, I think, is the wrong way to approach this,” Scalise added.
Predictably, liberals were outraged that a congressman would continue to support the Second Amendment even after being shot.
— G (@PoliticsWithG) October 3, 2017
Even being personally injured, he is still beholden to the @NRA.
Americans are dying. https://t.co/9FYiobVIpi
— CSGV (@CSGV) October 3, 2017
Shot by a maniac. Saved by a lesbian. Medical care paid for by tax payers.
Still a selfish asshole. Deplorables gonna deplorable. https://t.co/7LZbhPDKRO
— Sarah (@UberGuber) October 3, 2017
Perhaps the best argument for why Scalise may still be for gun rights in America …
Maybe because his life was saved by a gun? https://t.co/nKOezK6ay9
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 3, 2017
Congressman Scalise went on to say that the issue of mass shootings comes down to a need for better mental health screenings.
“One thing we’ve seen over the years is that a lot of these mass shootings involve people with mental health issues,” he said.
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