WASHINGTON, DC — While keeping not only members of congress in mind, but the general public as well, Republican Thomas Massie is introducing a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm in DC. This move comes after members of the congressional baseball team were shot earlier this week during a morning practice.
He’s not looking for privileged, but a cover-all for all citizens to be armed in the face of danger.
From Washington Times;
“What I’m trying to do is anticipate how to avoid a tragic situation in the future,” Mr. Massie said in an interview on Fox Business Network.
“As soon as we step into Washington, D.C. or anywhere in the public, we are unarmed and unaccompanied, for the most part,” said Mr. Massie, Kentucky Republican.
“But I don’t want to extend a special privilege just to congressmen. I recognize that everybody has the right to defend themselves, and that’s in the Constitution,” he said.
The concealed carry debate in DC has been going on for years, with extremely tight restrictions on carry permits. Since concealed carry permits were introduced a few years ago, only a handful of permits have actually been …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation