House Dems Want Rule Change That Will Make It Harder For Lawmakers to Protect Themselves
By Tom Knighton
It still doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago when we learned of a shooting at a baseball park in Alexandria, Virginia. A group of Republican Congressman were practicing for a baseball game. No one was killed, but Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was seriously injured.
Now, Democrats are pushing for a rule change that would ultimately make it harder for members of Congress to protect themselves from future attacks.
Democrats could do away with a rule that allows lawmakers to bring firearms onto Capitol grounds – including in their offices – as they prepare to take control of the House next year.
“I don’t think we can just keep looking the other way or sweep this issue under the rug,” Huffman told the publication. “Our political climate is too volatile and there are too many warning signs that we need to address things like this.”
According to The Washington Post, it’s up to the Capitol Police Board to determine regulation surrounding firearms on Capitol grounds. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms