After surviving an assassination attempt on his life in June here in Alexandria, Virginia, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” over the weekend he still opposes more gun control measures now more than ever in wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
Below is the full interview:
“Our Founding Fathers believed strongly in gun rights for citizens,” said Scalise.
“Don’t try to put new laws in place that don’t fix these problems,” he said.”They only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to own a gun.”
Scalise was gravely wounded back in June after James Hodgkinson, 66, shot up an Alexandria, Virginia, park where Scalise and other Republican members of Congress were practicing for the upcoming Congressional Baseball Game charity match in Washington, D.C. If it weren’t for Scalise’s security detail, more congressmen and senators would have either been severely injured or worse–dead.
It’s only reasonable for Scalise to affirm his Second Amendment views despite this traumatic injury. He understands that good guys with guns helped saved his life and countless other lives on June 14, 2017, by repelling and shooting his attacker — a bad guy with a gun — dead.