Rep. Jody Hice has introduced legislation entitled the Congressional Personal Safety Act (H.R. 2945) that would permit “Members of Congress to carry a firearm anywhere in the United States, except for the U.S. Capitol Building.”
“Personal protection and being able to defend oneself against an assailant is part of the fabric of our Constitution, which is why I am an ardent believer in the Second Amendment. While Members of Congress are all average Americans, it is clear that we also have a bull’s eye on our backs. In light of recent events, it’s incredibly important that Congressmen and women maintain the ability to provide for their own safety, regardless of the city or state.
The Congressional Personal Safety Act will grant elected officials the authority to carry a firearm anywhere in America, except for the Capitol. Simply put, the right to bear arms is a right to self-defense, and I’m proud to spearhead this measure.”