House Democrats Refused to Let Steve Scalise Defend 2nd Amendment

House Democrats Refused to Let Steve Scalise Defend 2nd Amendment

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US House Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, seenaddressing reporters in June, made an emotional return to Congress three and a half months after being shot at a congressional baseball game practice As House Democrats formulated and pushed their universal background check bill through committee they refused to allow Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to testify in defense of the Second Amendment. Scalise suffered near fatal wounds on June 14, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on Congressional baseball practice. Despite this life-threatening experience and firsthand knowledge of what it is like to be under fire, the Democrats refused Scalise an opportunity to give testimony. Perhaps they refused because Scalise emerged from the shooting understanding that people must be armed to defend themselves when under fire. Or it could be because the gun control bill pushed by the Democrats, H.R. 8, would not have prevented the Congressional baseball attack from occurring; this is because the gunman acquired all his weapons via background checks. Either way, Scalise made clear that the Democrats refused to let him testify. Scalise told Fox News he was surprised when the Democrats refused his request. He said: I was surprised, because it’s unprecedented. In the past, when we were in charge on the Republican side, if the Democrats selected among one of their witnesses to be a sitting member of Congress, we always gave them the courtesy of testifying in a proper setting, and we were asking for that same courtesy — and they denied it. Former […]

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