House Dems want to revoke carry privileges for members in Capitol

House Dems want to revoke carry privileges for members in Capitol

[Ed. – Of course they do.]

House members and staff wouldn’t be able to carry guns on the sprawling Capitol grounds under legislation introduced Thursday by a pair of Democratic lawmakers.

This is the second straight Congress that California Reps. Jared Huffman and Jackie Speier have sought to roll back a regulation on the books for more than a half-century, which exempts members of Congress from the firearm rules that apply to everyone else, other than law enforcement, who visits or works at the U.S. Capitol.

Presently, only members of Congress and law enforcement can carry concealed firearms on Capitol grounds, but members cannot carry their firearms in legislative chambers and adjacent areas, not including the sergeants-at-arms.

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The measure, No Congressional Gun Loophole Act, is likely to receive more attention than earlier efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol siege that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

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