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Congressmen Plan to Start Carrying Guns

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) and Heath Schuler (D., N.C.)  have announced that they will begin carrying guns when they are in their home districts. Both lawmakers already have conceal to carry permits.

“You never think something like this will happen, but then it does,” Shuler told Politico. “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 also is looking into requiring U.S. Marshalls to attend district events to guard lawmakers.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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