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Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) recently signaled his intention to submit a piece of legislation that would make exceptions to a number of firearms laws by allowing members of Congress to carry guns in D.C. and even into the Capitol building, including the chamber floors.

"There is a rash of legislation further infringing on Second Amendment rights that has been unwisely proffered in the wake of events in Tucson," Gohmert told The Hill in a statement.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/1 ... 08436.html
 

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This would be a good start.
 

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Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) recently signaled his intention to submit a piece of legislation that would make exceptions to a number of firearms laws by allowing members of Congress to carry guns in D.C. and even into the Capitol building, including the chamber floors.

"There is a rash of legislation further infringing on Second Amendment rights that has been unwisely proffered in the wake of events in Tucson," Gohmert told The Hill in a statement.
The Second Amendment only applies to members of Congress?
 

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I have a huge problem with this. Members of Congress are public servants who asked for the job their in. Their lives are of no more value than the other residents of D.C. They get pad very well for the job their in and no one forced them to take the job. Why should they have any special rights that other citizens, whom they work for do not have. This is typical ruling class mentality and has nothing to do with supporting the 2A. :evil: :evil:
 

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It's a horrible proposal, but think of class action suits that could spin off of this, countrywide, and demanding equal protection under the law. "Congress shall make no laws.."
 

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GooberTim said:
EJR914 said:
This would be a good start.
It's a horrible start. If lawmakers allow themselves this or other exceptions, where's the incentive to do the same for us, the great unwashed?
Yes this is unacceptable. This type of thing makes my blood pressure rise. :x
 

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If only some enumerated power existed for some group that Rep. Gohmert could get in touch with allowed that group to set and change DC laws...

Surely somebody up there has seen that in a document somewhere...
 

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This is one mass demonstration that I would not miss on the steps of the Nation's Capitol! :evil:
 

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OMG could you imagine being around a bunch of crazed politicians that carry guns, when your not allowed to carry?

As it currently stands, they do not even have enough sense to not spend money that we do not currently have.
 

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mountainpass said:
GooberTim said:
EJR914 said:
This would be a good start.
It's a horrible start. If lawmakers allow themselves this or other exceptions, where's the incentive to do the same for us, the great unwashed?
Yes this is unacceptable. This type of thing makes my blood pressure rise. :x
Maybe they need to have someone read the Constitution to them again. They seem to have missed the "...shall not be infringed..." part.

As regards passing laws which make congress-critters exempt from those burdens faced by us mere mortal citizens... we need less of that, not more of it.
 

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budone1967 said:
I have a huge problem with this. Members of Congress are public servants who asked for the job their in. Their lives are of no more value than the other residents of D.C. They get pad very well for the job their in and no one forced them to take the job. Why should they have any special rights that other citizens, whom they work for do not have. This is typical ruling class mentality and has nothing to do with supporting the 2A. :evil: :evil:
This with a quickness! ^^
 

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Is there someone (Coffeemate?) who would write a petition, that we could all subsequently sign, and forward to our legislators, along with the request that it be read aloud in the House?
 

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OMG could you imagine being around a bunch of crazed politicians that carry guns, when your not allowed to carry?

As it currently stands, they do not even have enough sense to not spend money that we do not currently have.
All of a sudden I have this picture in my head of Cynthia McKinney drawing down on the
capitol police when they won't let her bypass security...
 

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Is there someone (Coffeemate?) who would write a petition, that we could all subsequently sign, and forward to our legislators, along with the request that it be read aloud in the House?
I hear he owns a thesaurus. He'll be good for it. :)
 

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Well, here's a first draft...

PETITION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CITIZENS OF THE VARIOUS STATES AND DISTRICTS COMPRISING THE UNITED STATES

Whereas U.S. Representative Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) has recently publicly stated his intention to draft Federal legislation exempting members of the U.S. Congress from certain firearms, ammunition and weapons regulations in the District of Columbia; and...

Whereas Mr. Gohmert has correctly stated that "There is some protection in having protection..." and that the U.S. Supreme Court has rightly characterized the firearm, especially the handgun, as the "quintessential means of self-defense" in previous rulings; and...

Whereas the need for self-defense is continuous, permeating every facet of one's life without regard to the activities being conducted at any particular moment; and...

Whereas it is proven daily that "gun free zones" established through the artifice of legislation simply do not afford any protection nor provide any form of security whatsoever, but instead have the simple effect of leaving one defenseless against villainy; and...

Whereas the personal right of self-defense comes not from legislation but is instead inherent in and an integral part of the state of being known as "human existence" as recognized by the Principles and Truths upon which our great country was founded; and...

Whereas our Federal government was established, exists and has been empowered to secure and protect such inherent rights, privileges and immunities for all the People of our great nation; and...

Whereas the Bill of Rights, Amendment 2 of the U.S. Constitution states "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed"; and...

Whereas said Amendment 2 is a restriction and limit on the power of the Federal government to include the U.S. Congress, always has been since its inception and continues as a restriction and limit on such power to the present day; and...

Whereas the Congress of the United States exercises exclusive legislative power within the District of Columbia in accordance with Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution for the United States of America...

We the People of the United States of America and citizens of the various States and Districts comprising the United States of America do hereby require and demand the Congress of the United States to recognize, fulfill and adhere to the Sacred Trust by which said Congress has been empowered, by...

Recognizing the limits of power to which the United States Congress has been established; and...

To adhere to those limits, especially as regards the exercise of exlusive legislative power within the District of Columbia; and...

To publicly declare that all infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms within the District of Columbia exist in violation of the Sacred Trust to which said Congress has been established and empowered; and...

To forthwith immediately remove all infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms which currently exist within the District of Columbia; and...

To never again establish such infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms within the District of Columbia...

Furthermore, let it be publicly and widely known that the very thought of keeping such infringements on the fundamental right of self-defense in place within the District of Columbia while making members of Congress exempt from the burden of such infringements, thereby elevating these our public servants above us, we the People who have established and empowered them, is utterly and completely repugnant to us; and...

Let it further be known that such self-elevation by our public servants is considered by us to be a vile betrayal of the Principles and Truths upon which our great nation was founded; and...

Let it also be known throughout the Congress that we the People of the United States and the citizens of the various States and Districts comprising our nation have patiently suffered while our public servants have enagaged in a pattern of repeated abuses of the Sacred Trust by which they are empowered; and...

Further, that we the People will no longer sit idly by in our suffering while such abuses are perpetuated, but will instead use any and all political, legislative and judicial means at our disposal to correct these wrongs until our grievances are satisfied.
I think it needs some work... (I don't know, is the ending too strong?)
 

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The main points I was trying to communicate are...

1) These infringements shouldn't even exist at all

2) It's disgusting that a Congressman would even consider something like "...let's make ourselves exempt but keep them in place for everyone else..."

3) We're sick of this kind of stuff and we want our Federal government back!
 
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