Hosue Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, says getting shot during a Republican baseball practice over the summer has “fortified” his views about gun rights.
During an interview with Fox News, Scalise was asked if his experience and the mass shooting in Las Vegas this week have changed his position against gun control.
“I think it’s fortified it,” Scalise said.
Scalise said focus on the victims and law enforcement prior to attempting to use legislation to prevent another instance like this from occuring.
“Because first of all you’ve got to recognize that when there’s a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying for the people who were injured and doing whatever we can to help them, to help law enforcement. We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda,” Scalise said.