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Congressman Gohmert Announces Plan to Draft New Gun Legislation

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Washington, January 13, 2011 | comments

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) announced he will be working on legislation that will allow members in the U.S. House of Representatives to carry a concealed weapon in the District of Columbia.

“There is a rash of legislation further infringing on Second Amendment rights that has been unwisely proffered in the wake of events in Tucson. If members of Congress wished to carry a weapon in the federal District of Columbia, it should be permissible. Accordingly, we are in the process of drafting a bill that will allow members of Congress to do that.

The bill would only deal with the District of Columbia and will not affect any state laws at all. Currently, the only non-law enforcement people in DC who have guns are criminals. Though I do not anticipate carrying a gun in Washington, DC myself, members of Congress should have the right to protect themselves from sudden acts of violence like the heartless shooting in Tucson, Arizona,” said Rep. Gohmert.

Rep. Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.


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