Rep. Scalise Shocks Audience With This Statement on Firearms

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to talk about Americans’ second amendment rights and to give an update on his health.

Rep. Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice in June, but still strongly advocates for gun rights for Americans. The lawmaker says that people need to “tone down the rhetoric” against those who fight for the right to arm themselves, because “this is part of the constitution and our country.”

“Go read what Thomas Jefferson wrote, what John Adams wrote about the importance of people having firearms to protect themselves,” continued Scalise. “It’s part of who we are and part of the fabric of our nation.”

Of course, this is surprising to many people as Scalise almost died four months ago when he was shot. The lawmaker, however, emphasizes the need for citizens to be able to protect themselves and doesn’t want that right to go away. Watch the clip above to get his take.


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