Rep. Chris Collins vowed Wednesday to start carrying a gun with him “from this this day forward” following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and at least three others at an early-morning baseball practice in Virginia.

“You look at the vulnerability. I can assure you, from this day forward, I have a carry permit, I will be carrying when I’m out and about,” the Republican representative of New York told WKBW, an ABC affiliate in Buffalo.

“On a rare occasion I’d have my gun in the glove box or something, but it’s going to be in my pocket from this day forward,” he added.

Collins’ remarks came after…