Skip to comments.Lee opposes more firearm limits in wake of shooting(UT)
Posted on 01/10/2011 3:47:16 AM PST by marktwain
Washington In the wake of Saturdays shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and 19 others, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Sunday he would likely carry his concealed weapon more often.
I carried it before, Chaffetz said, noting he has had a concealed weapon permit predating his election to Congress in 2008. I might do it a little more generally now.
The congressman, who owns a Glock 23 handgun, said he has carried his sidearm before in Utah but doesnt do so when hes in Washington.
He sidestepped a question about whether more members should carry firearms, saying it is a personal choice.
You never know when you might find yourself in that unfortunate situation, Chaffetz said. It shook all of us. Shes someone you know and interact with. I have the same job.
Chaffetz also wondered aloud whether the incident could have been stopped or fewer people killed or injured had someone in the crowd in Arizona had a concealed weapon.
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"After the elections, I let my guard down," Shuler, an ex-NFL player, told Politico. "Now I know I need to have [my gun] on me."