UPDATED: Gunman tries to assassinate Republican congressmembers

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Photo credit: Donny Ferguson

UPDATE: The attempted assassin has been identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Illinois, a Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrat who declared online “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

A gunman opened fire early Wednesday morning on Republican members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was wounded in the hip, as were an undetermined number of other unidentified people.  The guman reportedly fired between 50 and 100 shots at Republicans.

The gunman was taken down by a wounded member of Scalise’s security detail.  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was at the practice, notes that had Scalise, a member of House leadership, not been there, there would have no security personnel and dozens could have been killed.

According to witness accounts, the gunman checked to make sure the congressmen were Republicans before retrieving his gun and opening fire.

The congressmen were practicing for Thursday’s annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

UPDATE: Texas Congressman Roger Williams was injured in the shooting, but it is unknown if he was shot or injured while seeking cover.

UPDATE: The shooting occurred in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington. Local streets have been closed and schools are in lockdown.

  • Common Sense

    Big-government Statists (liberals, progressives, Marxists, etc.) are already calling for more gun restrictions, LOL! As if there weren’t any in place prior to or during this incident….the ignorance is amazing!

    We need restrictions on politicians/government, not freedom!

  • joshex dirad

    yet more proof most gunmen are deranged democrats. the problem here is democrat voters (and for some part the democrat leaders) seem to be mentally off in some lala land, some fairytale wonderland where everything is meant to be exactly how they feel they want it and the rules don’t apply to them. they aren’t thinking straight and the worst part is they claim it’s the people they are trying to kill that are wrong immoral and not thinking right. “But I have a PhD from harvard!” doesn’t mean you are always right, and doesn’t mean you should always get your way, and definitely doesn’t mean you can just shoot people and demonize people who don’t agree with your narrative.

    It’s time to sit the democrat liberals down and teach them that they are not actually a special snowflake and aren’t entitled to anything unless they can get the rest of the country to agree on it.. there will be arguments, there will be things you will be denied! there will also be compromises (both on their side and yours).

    until that happens, until it’s all set strictly into place; all this fanciful democrat whining and insanity will just create worse and worse riots more illegal damages to property and theft during riots and more deranged democrat gunmen. and even worse deranged repression of ideological opponents who really aren’t actually bad they just can’t accept what you can.

  • will

    When he asked what party the FLAG and alarm should have sounded, why would their party matter.

  • Edward

    Is time for patriots to have open season on liberals and the scum they attract!

  • “The goal of socialism is communism” – Vladimir Lenin

    “We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” – Barack Obama

    “…They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: youth groups, radio, television, and motion picture industries, church, school, educational and cultural groups, the press, national minority groups, and civil and political units…” John Stormer – “None Dare Call it Treason” 1964

    Read: “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” – Gary Allen, 1971 – read online

    See: “AGENDA – Grinding America Down” – vimeo

  • Force Recon

    So much to be said for the party that preaches TOLERANCE!!!