House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said the shooting in Las Vegas as well as his own shooting has only “fortified” his position regarding the Second Amendment.

Scalise returned to Congress last week for the first time after he was shot in the hip at a Republican congressional baseball practice in June.

In an interview with Fox News Scalise said “I think it’s fortified it, because first of all, you’ve got to recognize that when there’s a tragedy like this, the first thing we should be thinking about is praying for the people who were injured and doing whatever we can to help them, to help law enforcement. We shouldn’t first be thinking of promoting our political agenda.”