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I have wondered if congressfolks were allowed to concealed carry to work with them. I know judges have the right to carry within their courthouses but have wondered if elected officials are allowed to carry to their offices and even while in session at their respective sites - HOR and Senate floors . . . .
 

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I have wondered if congressfolks were allowed to concealed carry to work with them. I know judges have the right to carry within their courthouses but have wondered if elected officials are allowed to carry to their offices and even while in session at their respective sites - HOR and Senate floors . . . .
This is what i could find on it
Capitol Police: Members Of Congress Can Keep Guns In Their Offices | Breitbart

looks like, no to carrying, but yes to having one in the office, and transporting, as long as it is unloaded
 

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Always funny that they don't have issues with security and guns for them but allowing the same for our kids, not so much? :eek:
 
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This is what i could find on it
Capitol Police: Members Of Congress Can Keep Guns In Their Offices | Breitbart

looks like, no to carrying, but yes to having one in the office, and transporting, as long as it is unloaded
Interesting! Thanks for that link.

To take it a step further, wonder if POTUS is allowed to carry. Trump was heavily endorsed by the NRA (rare for the NRA to peg a candidate so heavily) and relatively early in his campaign. He even gave a keynote speech at the NRA meeting in ATL last year. He was ridiculed to a point in the MSM for his pantomime of pulling a gun from concealment and declaring “bang . . .” - kinda like what Eastwood did to the neighborhood thugs in the movie Grand Torino.

And, yeah, I know he is surrounded 24/7 by SS Agents but can he still carry if he so chooses?
 

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I wouldn't draw a conclusion on current preparedness based on a 1954 (roughly 63 years ago) incident response or lack of it.
I'm not drawing a conclusion of current preparedness, I was simply referring to the statement that "there's never been a mass shooting attack on this building." In fact, I've read somewhere else that the 1954 shooting is what started to cause Congress to increase security in the building, and led to some of the security procedures we have today. Apparently politicians will act on something when it personally affects them sometimes. Who knew? :sarcasm:
 

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The writing on the picture in the OP isn't quite accurate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_United_States_Capitol_shooting_incident
There's always ONE isn't there. Can't just let things be. No, they have to go CONFUSE the issue with FACTS.;)

I will differentiate.

The Puerto Ricans went in with an agenda, not to just kill people. They wanted America out of their
country, understandable.

The overall premise of the original post holds though. If it wasn't for heavily armed people that building
would not be the nest of safety that it is.

All the Best,
D. White
 
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