(RepublicanDaily.org) – In recent years, Democrats have seen every tragedy that has befallen America as an opportunity to promote a political agenda. The best example is their opposition to Second Amendment rights; any time an incident of gun violence takes place, there are instant calls to strip Americans of their freedom to bear arms.
Now, it appears even members of Congress aren’t safe. For decades, lawmakers have been exempt from the ban on guns in place on the Capitol Hill complex. On Wednesday, January 13, Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) looked to remove this exception by introducing the No Congressional Gun Loophole Act.
You can't have an honor system with dishonorable people. We now have Members openly calling for violence & trying to bring guns on the House Floor. For everyone’s safety, we must pass my bill w/ @RepSpeier to get rid of Members’ special firearms exemption. https://t.co/F4Yka2YITG
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@RepHuffman) January 28, 2021
This is an idea that’s gained traction before. However, its proponents believe it has new relevance in light of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6. It comes in the context of growing distrust between members of both parties. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently installed magnetometers to identify members of Congress carrying weapons onto the House floor.
It’s understandable that everyone has been a little more on edge since the Capitol protests. But does it really warrant stripping lawmakers of their right to carry where they please?
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