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2nd Amendment

A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Congressman Scalise has sponsored and cosponsored legislation protecting citizens' right to keep and bear arms. The ability of law abiding citizens to bear arms and the right to self-defense is a fundamental constitutional right of every law-abiding American. Congressman Scalise supports law-abiding citizens' ability to purchase firearms and national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders. Congressman Scalise's pro-gun stance has earned him an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. A member of the Congressional Second Amendment Task Force, Congressman Scalise will continue fighting to protect every citizen's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on 2nd Amendment issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.

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August 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined CBS’s Face the Nation and Fox News’ Fox & Friends to highlight the work the Republican Congress did to strengthen the existing background check system for gun purchases with the Fix NICS Act, and to call for more resources for the FBI and law enforcement to prevent mass shootings before they occur. Whip Scalise then condemned attempts by Democrat politicians to assign blame for these shootings to President Donald Trump and his supporters.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton:

"There is a growing sickness in our nation. Our religious and community institutions — the very glue that holds us together — are declining as a central force in American society, while the politicization of every aspect of our lives is on the rise. These shooters turned to hatred and violence, and as a result, dozens of Americans are dead.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) to introduce The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

April 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) addressed the National Rifle Association's 2019 Leadership Forum on Friday to share how his personal experience of surviving an attempted mass shooting has strengthened his belief in the importance of the Second Amendment so all law-abiding citizens can defend themselves and their families against criminals like his shooter.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Ingraham Angle last night to discuss Democrats' real agenda to criminalize gun owners behind their gun control legislation. Whip Scalise emphasized that while Democrats claim these laws will prevent gun violence, the reality is they will make criminals out of law-abiding citizens and would not prevent mass shootings.

February 26, 2019 Press Release
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends to share his perspective as a shooting survivor on the Democrats' proposed gun-control legislation.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) penned an op-ed for FoxNews.com today after Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee denied him the opportunity to testify as a member witness about his experience as a survivor of gun violence at a hearing on gun control measures that encroach on the freedoms of law-abiding citizens and do little to reduce gun violence.
October 6, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
February 16, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's The Ingraham Angle last night to discuss his efforts to whip support in the House for the Goodlatte-McCaul immigration bill.
October 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Last week, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) sat down for an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd for Meet the Press.

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