Rand Paul Gives Dramatic First-Hand Account Of Shooting (Video)
Had Scalise’s security detail not been there to fire back, this would have been far worse. This is a perfect example of why people should be allowed to carry firearms. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. Had armed security detail not been there, we would be counting bodies.
This isn’t a gun problem, this is a radical leftist problem… Our prayers go out to the victims.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was in the cage waiting for one more turn at the plate when shots rang down on the field, hitting Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and at least four other people.
Paul told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he probably heard 50 to 60 shots and saw Scalise “trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield.”
Paul described a frightening scene at the baseball field in Alexandria, Va., with shots landing near aides who had taken cover on the field. One staffer, he said, scrambled over a fence to get away from the fire.
Paul, who couldn’t see the gunman from his position, said he believed the shooter reloaded, and he described the gun as sounding like an AR-15.
He said lawmakers and aides were lucky that Capitol Police were at the scene. More