Thursday, June 22, 2017

Congressmen propose bill to allow THEM to carry firearms in gun-free zone DC

Congressman proposes that HE should be allowed to "Carry a firearm" in DC; but not YOU.

On June 20, 2017, Representative Brian Babin proposed a bill to allow members of congress to carry firearms where "citizens" cannot.

(PDF here)  "A BILL To allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the United States, with exceptions."
‘‘(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Member of Congress who is carrying the identification required by subsection (e), to whom a State or the United States Capitol Police has issued a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun, and who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, may carry a concealed handgun for any lawful purpose, subject to the terms and conditions of the  license or permit (if issued by the United States Capitol Police), anywhere in the United States, except as provided in subsection (b). ‘‘(b)(1) Subsection (a) shall not apply in or on the grounds of the White House, or wherever the United  States Secret Service is prohibiting the possession of a firearm. ‘‘(2) Subsection (a) shall not ...

Well, you can go look up the line-item details for yourself. 
*(the text has been mildly edited to remove line numbers and line-carryover text such as dashes to represent words interrupted to carry over to the following line.).

My personal opinion is that Congress-persons should have the same rights as their constituents.

Not less, and not more.

Remember, Congressman, you serve at the pleasure of your constituents; not the other way around.

Any "rights" that you fight for, must be fought for them as well.

And for them, first, you sanctimonious jerk!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why not? They already have many many perks, benefits, and privileges the average citizen will never enjoy, what is one more added to the multitude.