GOP Leader On Passing Gun Safety Laws: Look, We Didn't Ban Airplanes After 9/11

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2022
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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Wednesday that passing gun safety legislation would be the wrong response to America’s constant mass shootings, because nobody tried to get rid of airplanes after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“I go back to September 11,” Scalise said at Republican leaders’ weekly press conference. “Because on that tragic day, the country made a clear realization that dots weren’t being connected. Terrorist attacks were happening, and the country didn’t have the right focus on the fundamental core problems that were creating those...

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