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.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.
Last edited by Dreamer; 01-10-2011 at 11:03 AM.
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
--Barry Goldwater, 1964
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.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
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Likely they will try and pass some legislation that will prevent carrying firearms within a 1000 feet of politicians.
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.
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...