Two Lawmakers Now Say They’ll Carry Guns

Posted by | January 10, 2011 09:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

Jason Chavetz (R-Utah) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) tell Politico they’ll now carry guns in their home districts.

Shuler (pictured), who received a serious death threat in 2009, says he is planning to carry his weapon more often and boost security at his district events. He’s even encouraging his staffers to get their own conceal to carry permits.

“You never think something like this will happen, but then it does,” Shuler said “After the elections, I let my guard down. Now I know I need to have [my gun] on me. We’re going to need to do a much better job of with security at these events.”

Chaffetz said he’s also going to pursue whether U.S. Marshalls – who usually guard federal judges – could be expanded to guard members of Congress as well during district events.

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