Scalise Reiterates His ‘Strong’ Support in the Second Amendment Amid Gun Control Pressure by Dems

With over two years since being shot, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is reiterating that the gun violence didn’t sway his support for the Second Amendment.

The Republican lawmaker was shot in June of 2017 when a gunman opened fire at the congressional baseball practice, resulting in some damage in his left leg and nerve damage in his left foot.

Since the shooting, Scalise hasn’t strayed from his support for Second Amendment rights, as he previously said at the National Rifle Association’s annual event in April that they’re “deep-rooted beliefs.”

During Friday’s “Fox & Friends” interview, Scalise made it clear that his views for gun rights for law-abiding citizens hasn’t changed amid the pressure by congressional Democrats to pass gun control legislation following multiple mass shootings.

“I have always been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and really do believe in the background of why it’s in our Consitution,” Scalise said.

“It’s concerning to me when I hear people trying to take advantage of bad situations just to take away the rights of gun owners. You can see Beto out on the campaign trail saying he wants to come to your home and take your guns. Look, we are not going to let that happen.”

Asked what needs to be changed in regards to gun control, the House minority whip noted that “over and over again we see breakdowns in the system” when it comes to current laws not working properly.

“The answer by liberals up here in Washington is to go take away the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Scalise added. “That’s not the right way to approach it. Go and make sure the system works.”

Additionally, Scalise made note that President Donald Trump “wants to do what he can to stop school shootings” and mass shootings, but that the president is a “strong supporter of those fundamental Second Amendment rights.”

Watch Scalise’s interview below:

Scalise previously spoke with IJR about his recovery and getting back out on the baseball field during this year’s Congressional Baseball Game.

He also told IJR, “The reason that the Second Amendment was put in place is our Founding Fathers believed strongly that you should be able to defend yourself.”

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Henry Sisson
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This part of Scalise’s statement should be phrased different.”when it comes to current laws not working properly”
Should be written as “when it comes to current laws not be followed properly”.
NO LAW can work any better than those implementing them.

Rich Seibert
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There is no such thing as “gun violence”. This is a focus-group-driven buzzword and talking point to create an imaginary bogeyman as the main anti 2nd Amendment propaganda tool. There are PEOPLE who commit violence with guns, but there are many more people who commit violence without them. And, since the term “gun violence” is a catchword/cliche, the title suggests an unattainable goal. People have been robbing and killing other people, using the weapons of the day, since the beginning of man on this planet, which identifies the real issue – controlling criminal impulses in humans, not the otherwise legal… Read more »

Screwtape
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I wonder if the oaths of office taken by some in Congress read “to uphold and defend only those parts of the Constitution we agree with.”

They act like it does.

Screwtape
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Scalise, an ACTUAL survivor of a targeted assassination attempt/hate-crime somehow does NOT receive the same attention as people who were merely in proximity to Parkland like Hoggoblin or his butch-buddy whatsername.

Cognitive dissidence much Lefties and MSM? Narrative over all, right? This completely illustrates your philosophy of “(our)truth over facts”

James
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Instead of harassing gun owners with such ridiculous, never ending “gun control” blather; why aren’t the DemocRAT (aka Socialists) using their “influence” to curb automobile accident deaths, knife attacks, and most of all, DOCTORS whose malpractice kills MORE people than guns?

I realize the Socialist NEED to have the POWER and CONTROL to subjugate the population; but America is NOT 1930’s Nazi Germany under an Adolf Hitler. America has a Constitution and the 1791 Bill of RIGHTS in which the First and Second Amendments are important parts of with millions of red blooded American advocates.

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