Congressman Massie has the right idea!
On Thursday, as a response to the tragic shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, Rep. Thomas Massie called for carry-conceal to be allowed in Washington, DC.
“Today, Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, introduced H.R 2909, the D.C Personal Protection Reciprocity Act,” read a Massie press release. “This legislation would allow individuals with a valid concealed carry permit issued from their home state to carry their firearms in the District of Columbia.”
Washington, D.C. has long had strict gun control laws and does not currently allow carry-conceal. Though the shooting occurred in Alexandria, Va., Massie noted in his release that the members and their staffs traveled from Capitol Hill for the baseball practice and back to D.C. afterward.
“After the horrific shooting at the Republican Congressional Baseball practice, there will likely be calls for special privileges to protect politicians,” Massie said in his press release. “Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense.”
“I do not want to extend a special privilege to politicians, because the right to keep and bear arms is not a privilege, it is a God-given right protected by our Constitution,” Massie added.
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