House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot June 14th at a GOP baseball practice session at Eugene Simpson Field in Washington, DC. He was in serious condition for quite some time and finally was well enough to return to his post last week.
One of Scalise’s first interviews after returning occurred with Martha MacCallum on Fox News’ “The Story.” During the interview, Scalise answered some core questions about what happened to him and how he feels about the Democrats’ gun-grab tactics in the wake of the horrific events in Las Vegas. Contrary to what the Left has been telling us, Scalise said we need to accept that what happened to him only “fortified” his support for Americans’ right to bear arms.
The interview opened with MacCallum asking Scalise how he felt about his shooter, James Thomas Hodgkinson, purposely looking for Republicans to shoot that morning during baseball practice.
“I don’t think that anybody has a rationale or justification for carrying out that attack,” Scalise confirmed. “Nobody in their right frame of mind should think like that.”
He then said what the entire country needed to hear and what the Left needs to follow. The House Majority Whip said that politics should never be “personal” and that Americans should essentially be able to have healthy debate.
In today’s toxic political climate, many Democrats don’t believe in civil debates. Instead, they think that they are morally superior to everyone on the Right, believing their opinions are more valid.
As the Left often does, they fail to realize that their ideological mindset is not the “right” one — it is simply an opinion. What makes their opinions deadly is that they don’t base anything they say or try to do on facts. Instead, they base all their efforts solely on emotions.
After talking about his own shooting, the topic quickly shifted to the topic of the Las Vegas shooting. Scalise described the Democrats’ attempt at advancing gun control measures over the situation as “the wrong way to approach this.”
He immediately took to task and called out the Democrats for politicizing the situation by attempting to gun grab. It is important to note that they were calling for gun forfeiture even before an official death count was marked up, before the shooter was identified, and before the public even knew exactly what happened. And they continue to do so even as some aspects of this horrific shooting are unknown.
Referring to being shot, Scalise said that what happened to him only “fortified” his support for American’s right to bear arms. Are victims more likely to support the right to bear arms?
“First of all, you’ve got to recognize, when there’s a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying about the people who were injured,” Scalise noted.
He then went on to say that there is a sharp contrast between shootings and shootings that occur when a legally armed civilian de-escalates a situation in which someone is threatening innocent people with a gun.
Most notably, the media never seems to bring up the story where the man or woman with a legally owned gun saves the day, preventing multiple deaths due to quick thinking and a little bit of common sense. All in all, it was an eye-opening interview about guns with someone who had a brush with death by a propagandized lunatic.