‘The View’ Asks Scalise Why He Opposes Gun Control Even After Being Shot — His Response Is on Point.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise joined the ladies on “The View” where they spoke with him about gun control. They were surprised that he still opposes it even after being shot at a 2017 Republican congressional baseball practice.
Whoopi Goldberg started off the conversation by saying that she was “surprised” that he opposes gun control after the attack on him and other republicans.
Goldberg was able to have a civil conversation with Scalise while letting him express why he doesn’t think we should enforce gun control. And he hit the nail on the head with facts and logic, hopefully getting people on the left to think a little deeper on the subject.
Scalise explained why our Founding Fathers added the right to bear arms as the Second Amendment:
“Every American has the right to defend themselves.”
Rep. @SteveScalise explains why his views on gun control have not changed since he was shot last year: “I’ve got deep-rooted conservative beliefs, but they’re rooted in what the fundamental foundation of this country is based on.” https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/OHNwka2za3
— The View (@TheView) December 4, 2018
Scalise opened up about what went through his mind the day of the attack and “The View” would never endure the backlash of putting down a victim of gun violence, so they thoughtfully listened.
This was a unique situation at “The View,” Scalise has the respect of the people because he isn’t just spouting off about gun rights, he personally knows gun violence and being a victim. He has a special knowledge on the subject that many others don’t.
Scalise was even able to share his prayers that went through his mind during the shooting.
“At that point, I just started to pray … I put it in God’s hands and I prayed. The first thing that came to mind, I’ve got a daughter, she was 10-years-old at the time. I said, ‘God, please don’t let Madison have to walk down the aisle alone.”
Scalise went on to describe the answers to his prayers and the miracles that happened that day.
“There were so many miracles on that field.”
U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly escaped with his life because the bullet hit the chain link fence first before veering off just past his head. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup wasn’t even supposed to be there, but his cancelled meeting allowed him to make it to the practice.
Scalise would very likely not be here today if Wenstrup wasn’t at that game. He went to Scalise, saw the bullet wound and immediately stopped the bleeding with a tourniquet.
“My trauma surgeon told me if that tourniquet wasn’t applied just perfectly like Brad put it on, I would of never even made it to the hospital,” Scalise explained.
This was a very thoughtful and intelligent conversation on why we need to stay away from gun control. Share this everywhere!