Over the summer Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot and severely injured after a man opened fire at a congressional baseball practice, but that didn’t change the Congressman’s mind on gun laws. In fact, Scalise bashed on the media for not reporting the good news about guns.
“When there is a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying for the people who were injured and do whatever we can to help them, to help law enforcement,” Scalise said. “We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda.”
“I think we see too much of that where people say, ‘OK, now you have to have gun controls,” Scalise continued. “Frankly, what I experienced was when there was a shooter, we had — luckily we had Capitol police there with their own guns.”
Scalise went on to attack the media and said they don’t report on lawful gun owners using their weapons as designed, but against people who presumably deserved to die.
“Every single day in America, regular citizens that just have a passionate belief in the Second Amendment that have their own guns use guns every single day to protect themselves against criminals,” the lawmaker said. “Those stories never get told or hardly ever get told. That’s a different side of the story that I think is important.”
Steve Scalise speaks out after Las Vegas massacre: The first thing we should be thinking about is praying not our political agenda pic.twitter.com/zhvdNSdife
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