GOP Rep. Explains Why He Supports 2nd Amendment after Witnessing Shooting of Rep. Scalise

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Many liberals are hoping that the shooting in Virginia that nearly cost the life of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and wounded three others, will help their attack on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. However, when asked if the shooting changed his mind, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) gave a great response of the reason he still supports the Second Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights.

The congressional baseball game shooter was clearly motivated by political hatred of Republicans. This hatred was clearly fed and magnified by listening to hysterical partisan rhetoric and participating in online discussions that reinforced his political biases, painted caricatures of the evil of his future targets, and reinforced his emotions of anger and resentment.


But is there any solution? We can oppose this kind of rhetoric and deplore it and argue for

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