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Scalise on Fla. Shooting: Figure Out 'What Went Wrong With Govt'

Scalise on Fla. Shooting: Figure Out 'What Went Wrong With Govt'
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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 12:42 PM

Failures in government to prevent the Parkland, Florida school shooting should be addressed before taking away gun rights, said Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., Monday on "Fox & Friends."

"Let's figure out what went wrong with government before people start talking about taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens," he said.

"We've seen so many breakdowns in different levels of government. Federal of course, with the FBI completely dropping the ball months ago when they had this kid handed to them on a silver platter," Scalise said, referring to shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.

"We're finding out more and more disturbing information" about deputies not entering the school to confront the shooter.

"All these breakdowns in government show you why so many people, millions of people across the country, want to have the right to defend themselves. And so passing laws that take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners, that is something that concerns a lot of us," Scalise said.

The congressman is a survivor of gun violence, having been injured in a shooting at a congressional baseball game practice.

Scalise said in an interview with New Orleans TV station WDSU that arming teachers is an idea that is worth studying. 

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