Just after the horrific Las Vegas massacre Sunday night, Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, tweeted that it took the terror of that night, of not knowing whether he and his bandmates were going to survive, to see how wrong he’d been about the 2nd Amendment.
One would generally think that being faced with your own grisly death from a gun would make you stop and think about your views. Apparently for Steve Scalise, that’s not the case.
For those who don’t remember, Scalise was shot in the hip at practice for a Congressional baseball game. He was hospitalized and very nearly didn’t make it. He faced his own mortality at the hands of a “madman with a gun,” but all that did – even after the Vegas massacre also happened – was reinforce the views that damn near killed him:
I think it’s fortified it, because first of all, you’ve got to recognize that when there’s a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying for the people who were injured and doing whatever we can to help them, to help law enforcement. We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda.”
Really, Scalise? Prayers are not going to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Thinking about how to help is all well and good, but that’s a short-term response, not a long-term solution. “Thoughts and prayers” are, at this point, the most insulting thing we can say for victims and their families.
He basically just admitted he’s learned nothing from his own experience, or from the deaths in Las Vegas. In saying “We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda,” he makes it political. Calling on Congress to actually do something that will save and protect lives isn’t making this political. Finding every excuse in the book for once again looking the other way, or worse, relaxing laws again, is politicizing. It’s playing right into the NRA’s political agenda and their campaign of fear.
Listen to him speak this nonsense below:
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