Several incoming House freshmen have inquired about carrying guns into the Capitol, leading a board overseeing congressional security to rethink a regulation banning members from packing heat under the dome, a House aide with direct knowledge of the board review told Axios.
Some Democratic members say expanded gun carrying on Capitol Hill would be a “provocation” in light of the current political climate. The matter will be reviewed by the Capitol Police Board, which consists of the sergeant at arms of the House, the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the Senate and the Architect of the Capitol.
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As some incoming Republican freshman have talked/asked about bringing guns into the Capitol, a board overseeing congressional security is rethinking at a regulation banning members from carrying in the building. full SCOOP from @kadiagoba https://t.co/yJvzvssgwN
— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) December 23, 2020