I just checked a list of items that are banned in the US Capitol building.  The list includes the following items:  guns, replica guns, ammunition, stun guns, knives, razors, box-cutters, martial arts weapons, mace and pepper spray, knitting needles, letter openers and water.  That means It is illegal to take any of these items into the gallery of the House of Representatives, and congressmen are not allowed to carry them when the House is in session.

This is completely unacceptable!  The Republican House of Representatives is in tremendous danger.  If anything were to happen on the House floor, there wouldn’t be any brave American citizens in the gallery carrying concealed weapons, ready to subdue the attacker with lethal force.  But think of how brave the Republican Congressmen, those guardians of our democracy, must be to go to work every morning in a gun-free environment — in a place where they can’t even carry a knitting needle or a bottle of Evian to defend themselves from an attacker!  Think for a moment of the selflessness that they are exhibiting when they try to pass laws allowing concealed weapons in schools.  They are willing to put the safety of school children front and center while disregarding the fact that they themselves live with the very same threat every day.  We made the right choice when we elected these exceptional men to be our leaders — they are truly willing to brave any danger to keep the children of America safe!

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