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Scalise: Our Second Amendment Rights Are 'Critical'

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:51 AM

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was wounded in a shooting in June, said he still believes that Second Amendment rights are important to Americans.

"Our Second Amendment rights are critical to what our founding fathers envisioned," Scalise said Tuesday on "Fox & Friends."

"If you go look at the writings of our founding fathers, they believe strongly in the rights of people to arm themselves for self-defense," Scalise noted.

"People need to tone down the rhetoric. This is part of our Constitution and our country.

"Go read what Thomas Jefferson wrote, what John Adams wrote about the importance of people having firearms to protect themselves. It's part of who we are, part of our fabric of our nation," Scalise added.

The congressman said that as he recovered from being shot at practice for a congressional baseball game in June, he received "unbelievable love and support from all around the country, just people that were praying for me that never met me before."

In an interview Wednesday in USA Today, Scalise said he was happy to be back at work. "I'm feeling good. I missed home and I missed my job — what I love doing. I really enjoy being a member of Congress and representing southeast Louisiana," he said.

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