Scalise has a lot of credibility on this issue. He was shot last spring by a Bernie Sanders supporter. Now he’s slamming the left for pushing a gun control agenda while families of victims are still coming to terms with what just happened.
‘Disgraceful’ for Liberals to Cry Gun Control in the Midst of Tragedy, Says Steve Scalise
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Thursday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that “it’s disgraceful” when lawmakers immediately begin calling for gun control legislation and “taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens” following mass shootings…
On Thursday night, the congressman spoke with host Laura Ingraham just one day after a gunman tragically killed 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 19, who is in custody, was charged earlier on Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder. And it didn’t take long for Democratic lawmakers to begin calling for further gun control legislation.
“It’s disgraceful. Anytime there’s any kind of tragedy — I mean a shooting, a bombing, whatever — immediately you’ve got a group of legislators that go run out, start calling for gun control and taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Scalise said. “And again, look at their bills, read their bills. They have nothing to do with these kinds of shootings.”
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