Texas Congressman Wants To Allow Guns On House Floor
There have been plenty of idiotic calls for increased restrictions on First or Second Amendment rights in the wake of the Arizona shootings, here’s some idiocy coming from the other directions:
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says his office is drafting a measure to allow members of Congress to carry guns in the District of Columbia, including in the Capitol and on the House floor.
Gohmert says he and his colleagues need to be able to protect themselves, in light of the mass shooting in Arizona.
“It’d be a good thing for members of Congress who want to carry a weapon in the District,” he said. “I know friends that walk home from the Capitol. There’s no security for us,” he said, adding that the measure would deter people from attacking members. “There is some protection in having protection.”
Congressman, why not just supply every Member of Congress with a cane?