Lax gun-control laws in Virginia and across the USA make it Easy to Shoot Congressmen and/or Children at play


House majority whip, several others, shot at congressional baseball …

4 hours ago – GOP baseball shooting: Virginia shooter had been hanging out for weeks at a YMCA near the ball field. … House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four other people were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice this morning by a gunman who appeared to have targeted …

Republican Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition – CNNPolitics.com

2 hours ago – GOP House Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting at baseball practice. … Washington (CNN)Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans’ early …

Alexandria shooting: Republican congressman among number of …

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3 hours ago – Alexandria shooting: Republican congressman among number of people shot by Virginia gunman at charity baseball practice.

Congressman Steve Scalise, Three Others Shot at Alexandria, Virginia …

3 hours ago – James T. Hodgkinson, 66, was identified as the suspected shooter, federal law enforcement officials told NBC News. He died in a gunfight with …

GOP Rep. Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice in …

4 hours ago – A gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice and injured … Steve Scalise is in critical condition after shooting; assailant has died.

2017 shooting of Congressmen – Wikipedia

On June 14, 2017 a group of Republican Congressmen playing baseball in Alexandria, Virginia whereshot. Steve Scalise was injured.

2017 Congressional baseball shooting – Wikipedia

On June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia, James Thomas Hodgkinson opened fire on several Republican members of Congress and their staffers, who were …

Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field …

10 hours ago – The attacker shot a top Republican lawmaker and two police officials during a firefight in Virginia.

STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP


As you all know, shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffs as they were practicing for tomorrow’s annual charity baseball game.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime, and the assailant has now died from his injuries. The FBI is leading the investigation and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol Police officers. At least two others were also wounded.

Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault.

Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims.

Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend. He’s a patriot and he’s a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and, frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.

I spoke with Steve’s wife, Jennifer, and I pledged to her our full and absolute support — anything she needs. We are with her and with the entire Scalise family.

I have also spoken with Chief Matthew Verderosa — he’s doing a fantastic job — of the Capitol Police to express our sympathies for his wounded officers and to express my admiration for their courage. Our brave Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible.

We also commend the brave first responders from Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue who rushed to the scene. Everyone on that field is a public servant — our courageous police, our congressional aides who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion, and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people.

We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country.

We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.

Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. God bless them all, God bless you, and God Bless America. Thank you.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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