Republican rep vows he will start carrying gun following shooting

Following a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday, at least one GOP congressman has made up his mind to carry his gun with him from now on.

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins stated in an interview with WKBW out of Buffalo, NY, “You look at the vulnerability. I can assure you, from this day forward, I have a carry permit, I will be carrying when I’m out and about. On a rare occasion I’d have my gun in the glove box or something, but it’s going to be in my pocket from this day forward.”

Democrats have wasted no time trying to use the attack as a call for more gun control, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe got so carried away in an interview Wednesday that he made the false claim that, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot in the hip when a shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, walked into the early Wednesday morning baseball practice and opened fire.

Scalise was rushed to the hospital, has undergone surgery for his wounds, and is reported to be in stable condition.

Four others were wounded in the incident, including two Capitol Police officiers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist.

The shooter was shot by police at the scene, and has since died from his injuries. He had reportedly been a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’s president campaign and was an anti-Trump activist.

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