The early morning shooting of Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game isn’t an argument AGAINST the Second Amendment…
…it’s an argument FOR it.
A gun saved lives today on a baseball diamond.
You just never know when you’ll need your gun.
Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) has said that it was that it was security with a gun that saved them because they were all ‘sitting ducks’ and the shooter would have gone after them and shot them all ‘point-blank’.
Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop tells WWJ Newsradio 950 he was attending the practice around 5:30 a.m., in Alexandria, when shots rang out. He said he and his colleagues were “sitting ducks.”
“As we were standing here this morning, a gunman walked up to the fence line and just began to shoot. I was standing at home plate and he was in the third base line,” Bishop said. “He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading.”
The shooting went on for roughly 10 minutes, with some accounts putting the number of shots fired around 100.
Bishop was uninjured, but Majority House Whip, Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, and 4 others were shot.
“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here (security detail traveling with Scalise) had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”
Read more: CBS Detroit
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