From THINK PROGRESS:
The tragic shooting in Tucson last weekend has sparked a host of proposed legislative responses, but none is as hare brained as Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) idea to allow members of Congress to pack heat inside the Capitol Building, and even when on the House floor. Appearing on WorldNetDaily’s Radio America [Thursday], Gohmert explained the need for his bill by falsely claiming that Washington, DC has a “gun ban” (the Roberts Supreme Court did away with DC’s handgun ban in 2008). But later on in the interview, apparently oblivious to the irony, Gohmert noted that there was a era when lawmakers solved problems with armed duels and warned, “we’ve come a long way since those days and we just don’t need to be reverting backwards” […]
Clarification of the day: GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is not proposing to allow members of Congress to carry guns within the Capitol building itself or on the House floor, just on the grounds of the Capitol and throughout Washington D.C.:
Members of Congress don’t need weapons on the floor since the U.S. Capitol itself is very well protected by some of the greatest men and women in law enforcement today. But there are times when members of Congress do not have the protection of Capitol Hill Police in one of the most dangerous cities in America.
His full statement here.
This leads me to list the types of guns I would not trust Louie the Gohmert with:
- Any guns that use bullets
Top Gun (the DVD)