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Politicians fear for safety as threats against Congress skyrocket
nypost.com ^ | 6/11/2018 | Marisa Schultz

Posted on 06/13/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT by rktman

“The true reality is if somebody wanted to do me harm, they could probably do that with relative ease and that is sad,” said Rep. Chuck Fleishmann (R-Tenn.), a New York City native.

And members of Congress aren’t allowed to carry around their licensed concealed guns while in Washington, taking away one option to defend themselves.

“I’m trained at what I do and how I do it with a weapon,” said Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), who backs concealed carry reciprocity legislation. “If I had the ability to carry, I would feel safer.”

On the morning of June 14, 2017, liberal activist James Hodgkinson opened fired at the Alexandria, Virginia, practice field.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; threats
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Has it only been a year since LIBERAL ACTIVIST POS started shooting? Wow how time flies. Stop infringing of the rights of law abiding citizens then you can carry like it was meant to be. And, as would be expected notice how the ny(com)post make this statement:"....their licensed concealed guns..." I know some places folks are wrongly subjected into registering their firearms but the ny(com)post addresses it as a standard. Just like the majority of stoopid tv shows saying "Who was it registered to?" Most place it won't have been "registered" to anyone. Fidiots!
1 posted on 06/13/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

That’s good.

That’s how it should be.


2 posted on 06/13/2018 6:34:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL! Which part?


3 posted on 06/13/2018 6:37:15 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

The attack on the Baseball practice has not been fully explained. What about the train mishap? Rand Paul’s neighbor got that angry? DC pols loyal to their Republican base should be VERY afraid. That’s too much coincidence.


4 posted on 06/13/2018 6:37:56 AM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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To: rktman

The part where the government is afraid of the people, rather than the other way around.


5 posted on 06/13/2018 6:40:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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If people like Cornyn were more honest about their support of National Reciprocity, we'd have it this year. Congress needs to get off their but and get it approved. Further, since they ultimately control DC, they need to preempt local laws regarding the 2nd amendment. They can fix this for everyone with two congressional acts.

What I fear is they, like officials in California and elsewhere, will quietly exempt themselves, giving them CCW while leaving the rest of us citizens without same equal rights.

6 posted on 06/13/2018 6:40:16 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: Mr. K

“That’s good.

That’s how it should be.”

Agreed.


7 posted on 06/13/2018 6:41:39 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: rktman

“Barnhardt: Tell me, Hilda, does all this frighten you? Does it make you feel insecure?
Hilda: Yes, sir, it certainly does.
Barnhardt: That’s good, Hilda. I’m glad.


8 posted on 06/13/2018 6:42:22 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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And members of Congress aren’t allowed to carry around their licensed concealed guns while in Washington, taking away one option to defend themselves.

Why not? DC now has "shall issue" CCW, and Congress has the power to set the CCW rules on Capitol Hill.

9 posted on 06/13/2018 6:46:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Go go Godzilla)
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Works for me. Because right now they sure aren’t. And, most of them have ZERO respect for everyday folks out here.


10 posted on 06/13/2018 6:46:13 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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“Politicians fear for safety as threats against Congress skyrocket”
Congress never deals with a problem unless it affects their wallets or safety.


11 posted on 06/13/2018 6:46:46 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: grania

What about the train mishap?

Truck driver charged:

https://wtop.com/virginia/2018/06/truck-driver-indicted-over-fatal-va-wreck-with-lawmakers-train/


12 posted on 06/13/2018 6:46:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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No, I’d say it’s bad. They aren’t afraid of normal functioning people voting them out of office (which is a useful fear), they are afraid of being shot by lunatics. It is clear that the Democrats are already terrified of the most insane portions of the base, and are acting on their demands. That is not a useful sort of fear, it is destructive and corrosive.


13 posted on 06/13/2018 6:48:40 AM PDT by BlackAdderess (It's morning in America)
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To: Reno89519

To busy with real issues like immigration votes. How about we quit using our tax dollars to support a lof of this crap? Works for me. I look at it as breaking and entering or possibly criminal trespass and theft. No doubt national reciprocity is NOT high on the list. But, for me, the 2nd is our permit.


14 posted on 06/13/2018 6:48:55 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Good. Be scared that you can’t carry personal firearms in Washington.

Then change the law. That’s what we pay you for.


15 posted on 06/13/2018 6:49:36 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: rktman; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; All

So you can’t CCW in the District of Corruption and are scared ?

Poor widdle babies, welcome to OUR WORLD !!!

Well I don’t care. Just like you jackasses in (see My Tagline) don’t care about Us Citizens.

Then fix the problem dipsticks. For ALL of Us...


16 posted on 06/13/2018 6:52:09 AM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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“I’m trained at what I do and how I do it with a weapon,” said Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), who backs concealed carry reciprocity legislation. “If I had the ability to carry, I would feel safer.”

If they are allowed to carry in the Capitol and congressional offices then why can't I?

17 posted on 06/13/2018 6:52:26 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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They Deserve to be Afraid and they deserve NO special Considerations whatsoever. I will even go further, in order to Protect our faithful Public Servants, we should make it a FELONY for ANY Public Servant to have any person in their employ or employed on their behalf to be in possession of ANY weapon, Firearm or Ammunition.

Until the US Constitution is recognized Nationwide they can all KISS MY ASS!!!


18 posted on 06/13/2018 6:52:44 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: cyclotic
Then change the law. That’s what we pay you for.

Let everybody carry legally, not just congress critters.

19 posted on 06/13/2018 6:53:24 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Mr. K

Agreed. These slime of both, or any, political party should be in a state of constant fear.

L


20 posted on 06/13/2018 6:53:38 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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