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Rep. Mo Brooks, the Alabama Republican who took care of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-SC) after he was shot Wednesday morning at practice for the annual congressional charity baseball game hasn't changed his mind about gun safety laws. But the lawmaker who has voted against even bipartisan legislation to expand background checks on gun buyers, wants to know more about the background of this shooter.

You can watch the interview with a local Fox affiliate in Alexandria here. That legislation Brooks voted against back in 2014, after the Isla Vista, California mass shooting, would have boosted funding for the criminal background check system. To find out if, for example, this shooter was an ex-felon. As Brooks apparently would now like to know.

By the way, an attempt to gun down members of Congress—resulting in serious injuries—is absolutely not the equivalent of people saying “some really ugly things that hurt other people’s feelings.” Not that that’s what the First Amendment is about, anyway. But he’s just a member of Congress, it’s not like he’s supposed to have a solid grasp of the constitution or anything.