Quantcast
Connect with us

GOP shooting survivor Steve Scalise: Second Amendment gives Americans ‘unlimited’ right to bear arms

Published

on

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is recovering after a being shot earlier this year, said on Sunday that he believes gun rights in America are “unlimited.”

During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Scalise about his view on gun laws following the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

Scalise argued that the focus should be on “the amount of poeple acros the country who over the course of a day or a week or a month use guns to protect themselves against criminals.”

“Is there a limit?” Todd pressed. “Is the right to bear arms unlimited or is there a limit?”

According to Scalise, “the Second Amendment really predates the Bill of Rights.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“It is a long history in our country to make sure that you protect the rights of citizens to bear arms,” he explained.

“But is it unlimited?” Todd wondered.

“It is,” Scalise opined. “You are right in the sense that there are already limits on the gun ownership but, frankly, let’s go out and enforce those laws. Don’t try to put new laws in place.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the video below from NBC.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected]. Send news tips to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Activism

Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’

Published

on

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.

At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.

Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.

"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.

Watch the video below from the NAACP.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Why this 2017 German magazine’s cover painting of Trump as a Nazi is getting so much attention now

Published

on

Just months after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, a drawing of the nascent American president was featured on the cover of a top German magazine. Trump was painted as draped in the American flag, and giving a Nazi salute. That chilling August 2017 edition of the German weekly magazine, Stern, received tremendous international attention.

"His fight! Neo-Nazis, KU-Klux Klan, racism: How Donald Trump is protecting hate in America," is a Facebook-generated translation of the cover story's title.

Continue Reading
 

Facebook

Kellyanne Conway erupts after Fox hosts question Trump’s attacks on The Squad

Published

on

Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday went off on an angry rant after Fox News hosts questioned the wisdom of President Donald Trump's latest attacks on four Democratic lawmakers known as "The Squad."

In particular, Conway was asked about Trump's tweet in which he said Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were incapable of loving the United States.

Conway responded by attacking the women for voting against funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which the lawmakers argued would just be giving the president money to further his campaign of abusing immigrants.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image