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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:30 AM

House Democrats look to roll back little-known rule allowing guns in the Capitol

By Mike DeBonis December 5 at 5:37 PM

House Democrats are looking to roll back a little-known, five-decade-old Capitol Hill regulation that allows members of Congress to keep guns in their offices and carry them around the Capitol grounds.

The effort has been spearheaded by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), who has pressed Capitol Hill authorities to revisit the 1967 regulation for months, and he now has the support of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been nominated by her party to become House speaker early next year.

“I don’t think we can just keep looking the other way or sweep this issue under the rug,” Huffman said in an interview, citing potential threats to public safety and national security from a lost or stolen weapon — or an overheated lawmaker. “Our political climate is too volatile and there are too many warning signs that we need to address things like this.”

It is unclear how common it is for lawmakers to keep guns in their offices. Multiple Republican lawmakers said this week that they are aware of colleagues who keep guns in the Capitol complex but do not know how widespread the practice is. Bringing firearms legally to Capitol Hill involves complying with strict D.C. gun laws, which include a registration requirement.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:33 AM

1. This is troubling

how about de-escalating gun use instead of escalating. It's a two edged sword.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:34 AM

2. I thought Jim Webb got busted trying smuggle in a gun

or at least an aide of his did.

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