After Baseball Shooting, Texas Congressman Wants Members to Be Allowed to Carry Guns Anywhere

WASHINGTON — With members of Congress fretting about their security after a shooting at baseball practice last week, one Texas lawmaker has a new suggestion: Let them carry guns anywhere.Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville, introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow certified members of Congress the ability to conceal carry personal firearms “in nearly every scenario,” with a few exceptions such as the White House and other secure sites.Noting that the baseball practice shooting — which wounded Rep. Steve Scalise and four others — could have been worse if not for two Capitol Police officers on the scene firing back, Babin described his legislation as “an important and necessary step.”"The tragic events of last week make it clearer than ever that we need to take steps to enable Members of Congress to protect themselves," Babin said in a written statement.  Continue reading...

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