After being under fire himself from a crazed liberal gunman trying to assassinate as many Republican members of Congress as possible in Virginia Wednesday, Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama tended to the wounds of his colleague Steve Scalise who had been shot in the hip and was bleeding badly. When he was later, and inevitably, asked about “the gun situation in America” by a reporter, Brooks delivered a powerful pro-Second Amendment response.
National Review’s David French commended Brooks comments in his piece, writing:
It’s hard to imagine a better response if he’d had days to think, reflect, and write an op-ed. The answer to an abuse of liberty isn’t to restrict liberty but rather to defend against that abuse. And that’s exactly what courageous Capitol Hill police did today. We’d like to think that we can enjoy freedom without consequence, that people will always exercise their liberties in a virtuous manner. When they inevitably don’t, we too often race to blame the liberty along with the person. That’s the wrong response.
In a few terrifying minutes, Representative Brooks risked his life to help others and then — later — had the presence of mind to defend an essential liberty passionately and eloquently. It’s hard to imagine a better example of leadership under fire. Well done.
Here is video of Congressman Brooks recounting the harrowing details of the day:
Hopefully this makes up for the idiocy that this gun "expert" spewed on NBC, today.