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Brooks Affirms 2nd Amendment Support After Being Asked if Scalise Shooting Changed His Gun Views



REPORTER: “Congressman, does this change your views on — on the gun situation in America?”

BROOKS: “Not with respect to the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to help ensure that we always have a republic. And as with any constitutional provision in the Bill of Rights, there are adverse aspects to each of those rights that we enjoy as people, and what we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly. But we are not going to get rid of freedom of speech because some people say some really ugly things and hurt other people’s feelings, we’re not going to get rid of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure rights because it allows some criminals to go free who should be behind bars. These rights are there to protect Americans, and while each of them has a negative aspect to them, they are fundamental to our being the greatest nation in world history. So no, I’m not changing my position on any of the rights that we enjoy as Americans.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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