Shooting at Members of Congress

Republican members of Congress and their staff were on the receiving end of a hail of bullets yesterday morning while playing baseball in a park in Virginia.

The same Republican members of Congress who resist every even modest attempt to limit easy, unfettered access to guns.

In response to this shooting, members of Congress are receiving extra police protection both in and around Washington, D.C. and in their home districts.

That’s great for them, but…

What about the rest of us?  What additional protection from omnipresent guns do WE get?

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  • Barbara Snyder  On June 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

    This event was brought to us by the same people who not only refuse to consider tightening gun control laws, but who also put into law that the mentally ill can own guns too. But then, you already know this. I see this as a great opportunity for our elected reps to further cloister themselves from the people in their districts.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On June 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

      As long as we have people like Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who was there during the shooting, tweeting afterward that “[The gunman] would’ve had a tremendous advantage if we didn’t have someone returning fire,” things aren’t going to change.

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