Scalise Calls Out Dems for Refusing to Hear His Testimony on 'Dangerous' Gun Control Legislation
'They didn’t want to hear all sides,' GOP rep says.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise is calling out House Democrats for refusing to hear his testimony on gun violence and the Second Amendment.
As the House prepares to vote on two Democratic-drafted bills, Scalise (R-La.) -- who was shot and nearly killed at a congressional baseball practice in June 2017 -- wanted to share his experience and perspective.
On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Scalise expressed his frustration with being blocked from testifying as a witness in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.
“They didn’t want to hear all sides,” Scalise said. “They just wanted to hear the side of people who are promoting gun control. They didn’t want to hear the side of people who, in my case, it was people who used guns properly that saved my life and everybody else on that ball field. And it happens all the time in America where people use a gun to defend themselves.”
He added that one of the bills, in particular, is "dangerous," explaining that it would make it very difficult for a gun owner to loan a firearm.
"For example, let's say your neighbor's been beaten by her boyfriend and she has a temporary restraining order against him. And she knows you've got a gun and she says, 'Hey, can I just borrow the gun tonight, I think he's going to come by and hurt me.' If you do that, you can actually to federal prison for a year and have a $100,000 fine. Those are the kinds of things that are in this bill that's dangerous," Scalise explained.
"Don't put more laws on the books that make you a felon if you loan your gun to a friend."
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