Guns in the Capitol
posted by Gerard Magliocca
In the 1850s, it was common for members of Congress to carry loaded weapons into the House chamber (and maybe the Senate as well, though I don’t know). I also don’t know when this practice ended, but here is my question. If the members of the 39th Congress were carrying loaded weapons into the House chamber, does that say anything about their view about an individual right to bear arms? Or there view of the power to exclude guns from public facilities?
I’ll leave it to the NRA to tell me that the Capitol would be a safer place if most of the members of Congress were armed now.