Earlier this week, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave one eye-opening statement about the mass shooting at a baseball practice session in Virginia four months ago that left him critically injured and put him out of office until his return this last September.
In his interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum, Scalise stated unequivocally that being shot only “fortified” his support for the Second Amendment. According to USA Today, just three days later, the Washington Nationals baseball team requested that he throw out the ceremonial first pitch during their game this last Friday against the Chicago Cubs.
Watch his amazing pitch below:
WHAT A MOMENT. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise throwing out the first pitch for Game 1 of the NLDS. Amazing scene. pic.twitter.com/OO3p7kJsYF
— Scott Abraham (@ScottABC7) October 6, 2017
Not only was the moment remarkable, but so was the timing, having occurred just days after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, killing 58 innocent victims.
The Washington Nationals are a perfect example of what we need to say to any would-be shooters or terrorists. Let it be clear: Americans will not be intimidated by their terrorism into changing our lives, nor modifying our laws, or our constitution.
This message holds the utmost importance now more than ever. Since this latest tragedy in Las Vegas, some are finding this as an excuse to impose unnecessary gun regulations on the American people.
Even Scalise stated the folowing in his interview:
“Those bills wouldn’t have done anything to stop this,” he said, referencing some of the Democrats’ proposal. “That gunman (the Las Vegas shooter) actually cleared background checks so to promote some kind of gun control is the wrong way to approach this.”
Traditionally the ceremonial first pitch, dating back to the 1890’s, has been used to honor important figures, such as dignitaries, celebrities, and the President of the United States.
In my opinion there couldn’t have been a better choice for this pitch than Scalise, a survivor and a proud supporter of the second amendment.
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