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Giffords Shooting Leads Two Lawmakers to Carry Guns - US News and World Report

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WASHINGTON - Two lawmakers said Sunday they'll pack heat back home after the deadly attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.


The decision by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) raises new questions about whether lawmakers should carry guns for self defense - or need to. [Photo Gallery: Gabrielle Giffords Shooting in Arizona.]

"After the elections, I let my guard down," Shuler, an ex-NFL player, told Politico. "Now I know I need to have [my gun] on me."

Shuler and Chaffetz won't be the first lawmakers to be strapped.

The U.S. Marshals Service can deputize a member of Congress as a special deputy marshal if a threat assessment shows they are in danger, a federal law enforcement official said.

Carrying a special deputy badge allows the bearer to carry a concealed handgun anywhere, including inside a federal building like the U.S. Capitol.

Those who are so deputized aren't publicized, but Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he was granted deputy status after receiving death threats in the 1990s.
I love how certain people's lives are so important they are granted immunity from Federal law.

Aren't all of our lives important? I know mine is....to me....but obviously not to those "in power"

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I love how certain people's lives are so important they are granted immunity from Federal law.

Aren't all of our lives important? I know mine is....to me....but obviously not to those "in power"


I dont have a big issue with that. I have no issue with a member of congress being able to carry in a federal building and I cant.

Now if they say I cant carry concealed into the local Safeway... then I might have issues.

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I dont have a big issue with that. I have no issue with a member of congress being able to carry in a federal building and I cant.

Now if they say I cant carry concealed into the local Safeway... then I might have issues.
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I bet the Governor of Texas is armed in the State Capitol.




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Funny how many people will think that its OK for them to be able to defend themselves but not the general public. Sad.

Glad I'm not one of them.

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