After getting shot at a GOP baseball practice over the summer, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has said that his views on gun rights have been strengthened.
In an interview to be aired later Tuesday, Martha MacCallum of Fox News asked Scalise if his experience and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night have changed his views about the Constitution’s Second Amendment.
Scalise replied, “I think it’s fortified it.”
Scalise believes that lawmakers should focus on supporting victims and law enforcement before advocating for a legislative response.
Scalise was quoted saying, “Because 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. We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda.”
The bills that Scalise has supported over the years should ease interstate gun sales and ensure national reciprocity for concealed-carry permits.
Scalise returned to the House last week for the first time since being shot.
In reference to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Scalise said, “In this tragic moment, I encourage people across America to stand together in solidarity and to support the Las Vegas community and all of those affected, especially by giving blood and encouraging others to do the same. In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth, and generosity.”
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