There may be adverse aspects to each of our rights

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was one of the Congressman at the baseball field attacked by the “progressive” gunman.  He was asked the inevitable question about whether the incident changed his mind about “the gun situation” in America.

That is to say, you Republicans support the Second Amendment right to keep and to bear arms.  Now here you are getting fired upon by a man with a gun.  If he wasn’t able to get a firearm, no one would have been hurt because the attack would never have taken place.  So now, since you and your colleagues were victims of gun violence, are you ready to embrace some sort of gun control?

The congressman’s answer was masterful and definitive.  See what he said after the jump. [Read more…]

Gunman attacks Republican congressmen

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Seventeen Republican congressmen, two senators, and various staffers, family members, and friends (26 in all) were practicing in an Alexandria park for the annual congressional baseball game.  (After the jump, see the complete list of who was there.)

A man approached, asking a departing lawmaker if the group were Democrats or Republicans.  He then went to the ball field, took out a rifle, and started shooting.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) was critically injured.  So was lobbyist Matt Mika.  Also wounded were Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, and two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Krystal Griner.

Though wounded, the officers–who were only there because Rep. Scalise as a House leader had a security detail–shot and killed the gunman.  If it weren’t for them, said Sen. Rand Paul who was on the field, it would have been a “massacre.”

The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was a liberal activist who posted on his FaceBook account, “It’s time to destroy Trump and company.” Details, including his various affiliations, can be found at Smoking Gun. 

 

Photo by  Zennie Abraham,  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Flickr, Creative Commons License

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