The Daily Caller caught up with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise at the Nation Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis.
Scalise told the Caller that he believes Democrats truly want gun confiscation when asked about a recently proposed measure by congressional Democrats and 2020 candidates.
“Their ultimate desire to take and confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens is where they have always wanted to go, but they know the public is not there, the country is not there, so they try to go in backdoor ways,” said Scalise.
Scalise was nearly killed when a gunman opened fire at the congressional baseball game in 2017. (REALTED: Scalise Warns: ‘Some on the Left’ Are ‘Inciting’ Violence.)
He says he remains committed to protecting Second Amendment rights.
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