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Scalise: Las Vegas Shooting 'Fortified' Gun Ownership Rights

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017 06:03 PM

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said in a new interview that Sunday's shooting rampage in Las Vegas "fortified" his views on the right to bear arms.

Scalise, who was wounded and nearly died in June's Congressional baseball practice shooting, spoke with Fox News' Martha MacCallum for an interview that will air Tuesday evening. Scalise said his views on the Second Amendment have not changed despite a lone gunman killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500 others.

"I think it's fortified it 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," Scalise said. "We shouldn't first be thinking of promoting our political agenda."

Hours after Sunday's attack, Democrats were calling for gun control measures to be taken in the halls of Congress. Second Amendment supporters cried foul and said it was too soon to be politicizing the tragedy.

Scalise posted a statement on Twitter that asked for prayers:

A new study claimed that Americans own 42 percent of all the civilian firearms across the world, which amounts to 90 firearms for every 100 people.

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