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    NC Congressman Heath Shuler to Carry for his own safety...

    http://www.witn.com/crime/headlines/...113203754.html

    A North Carolina congressman says he'll carry a gun when he attends public events in his district's mountain communities after last weekend's assassination attempt on one of his colleagues.
    The sad thing is that Rep. Shuler can't carry when he's in DC representing his constituents, and must rely on the Capitol Police for his safety. Apparently the DC government doesn't even trust our Federally elected officials to carry in the Nation's Capitol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    http://www.witn.com/crime/headlines/...113203754.html

    The sad thing is that Rep. Shuler can't carry when he's in DC representing his constituents, and must rely on the Capitol Police for his safety. Apparently the DC government doesn't even trust our Federally elected officials to carry in the Nation's Capitol.
    Any money they change the law so the politicians can conceal carry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    http://www.witn.com/crime/headlines/...113203754.html

    The sad thing is that Rep. Shuler can't carry when he's in DC representing his constituents, and must rely on the Capitol Police for his safety. Apparently the DC government doesn't even trust our Federally elected officials to carry in the Nation's Capitol.
    Maybe he will feel less safe in DC and feel like us normal people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uber_Olafsun View Post
    Maybe he will feel less safe in DC and feel like us normal people do.
    Nah, DHS will start a new Federal LE Agency called the Semi-Secret Service (SSS) that will be in charge of the protection of all members of Congress in and out of DC. With 535 (?) members of Congress, requiring a team of, lets say, 4 bodies on duty at all time, that will be 3 shifts X 4 bodies = 12 X 535 = 6420 Agents. These agents will of course require a sizable support staff and transportation to and from the members' home districts. It won't take long at all to build a whole new expensive layer of government.

    All so members of Congress will be protected from the rare wacko and to prevent individual Congressmen and women from demonstrating personal responsibility by carrying a self defense firearm.
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    Likely they will try and pass some legislation that will prevent carrying firearms within a 1000 feet of politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebobby View Post
    Likely they will try and pass some legislation that will prevent carrying firearms within a 1000 feet of politicians.
    (sarcasm on)
    D'oh! How obvious. Why didn't I think of that? Just make it illegal to have a firearm within 1000' of politicians and the bad guys will have to be really good shots (to be able to hit their targets from 333 yards) to be able to ILLEGALLY shoot them. Since we know the 1000' restriction will keep them away AND bad guys are usually really bad shots, it'll be hard to hit the target. The bad guys might only succeed in accidentally hitting the less important targets around the pols. Why this 1000' thing just might work.

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    I live less than 1000' from my Congressman's office. What the hell am I supposed to do about open carrying between the front door of my apartment and my vehicle?

    I think I'm going to visit my Congressman tomorrow, and let him know what I think of King's 1000' idea. As my Congressman is fairly conservative, I think he'll agree that the best approach would be to stick 1000 feet up King's...

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