(ReliableNews.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had metal detectors installed outside of the House chamber in the days after the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill. She announced lawmakers who refused to go through the detectors would be fined $5,000 the first time and $10,000 the second time. The Left is now going even further and pushing for a bill that was introduced last year.
In December 2020, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced the “No Congressional Gun Loophole Act.” The bill will ban firearms from the entire Capitol Hill Complex. This is a big deal, because for years lawmakers have been exempt from the gun ban except on the House chamber floor. More than a month after introducing the legislation for the first time, Huffman is once again pushing for the prohibition.
Speier tweeted her support for the ban.
As a survivor of gun violence I know what it’s like to shot & left for dead. Stats show accidents happen when there are firearms around. The exemption for U.S. Reps increases the risk for Members, staff & the public. Proud to reintro our bill to stop this threat w/@RepHuffman. pic.twitter.com/0QUhTKCih6
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) January 29, 2021
Ironically, Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) have been in the media recently talking about how scary the incident on Capitol Hill was; the New York congresswoman even accused one of her colleagues of trying to kill her. However, had someone actually been able to get to the lawmakers on that day, gun-carrying Republican lawmakers would have been able to protect them. Apparently, the Left wants to make sure they are completely helpless in a situation like that in the future and to make that happen, they are trying to strip GOP legislators of their Second Amendment rights.
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