“Enough is enough,” Texas-born guitarist Caleb Keeter (not shown) Tweeted, after witnessing the Las Vegas spree killing up-close-and-personal. “We need gun control RIGHT. NOW. My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.” Contrast that with House Republican Whip Steve Scalise . . .
Back in June, a gunman shot and almost killed the House Republican Whip as he practiced with his Congressional baseball team.
The civilian disarmament industrial complex had been hoping that Mr. Scalise — a politician with an A+ rating from the NRA — would change his position on firearms freedom to support gun control after his brush with death.
Nope. Much to the mainstream media shock and chagrin, Mr. Scalise continued to publicly support and defend Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
On Sept. 28, after multiple surgeries and weeks of rehabilitation, the Louisiana legislator hobbled back into Congress. Three days later, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the open-air country music festival below his hotel window.
“Our Founding Fathers believed strongly in gun rights for citizens,” Scalise told NBC’s Meet the Press. “And those rights have been upheld over the decades even as our society and technology have changed.
“Don’t try to put new laws in place that don’t fix these problems,” Scalise said. “They only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to own a gun.”
For his bravery under fire, both literal and rhetorical, Mr. Scalise earns TTAG’s Gun Hero of the Day award.
We need more politicians who honor their pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution’s clear prohibition against government infringement of our gun rights. RIGHT. NOW.