Democrats Seek To Revive Ban On Reps Carrying Guns

The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) has revived a years-long effort to ban members of Congress from carrying guns on the Capitol grounds, a move likely to rankle Republicans who, in some cases, have refused to cooperate with newly mandated security screenings put in place in the wake of the violent attack of Jan. 6.

Huffman filed the No Congressional Gun Loophole Act on Thursday, seeking to nullify regulations that exempt members of Congress from a federal law banning guns on Capitol grounds.

He has pushed to ban his colleagues from toting guns since 2018 — but he argued that the overheated political environment and the behavior by some House Republicans in recent weeks “have really helped underscore” the need to refile the bill at this moment.

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