This bill would allow licensed members of Congress to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in America except at the U.S. Capitol or when in the presence of the president or vice president and prohibited from carrying by the Secret Service.
What is House Bill H.R. 2940?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2940
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who survived a shooting at congressional baseball practice in which the perpetrator had a hit list with his name on it, introduced this bill to allow lawmakers to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in America except the U.S. Capitol or in the presence of the president or vice president:
“Although high-profile targets of lone wolf shooters and terrorists, Congressmen and Senators (excepting leadership) enjoy very limited to no law enforcement protection when off the Capitol Hill campus. Surprisingly, because of Washington D.C.’s restrictive gun laws, Congressmen and Senators are not allowed to carry a concealed weapon. That is why today I introduced the Congressional Self-Defense Act to allow lawmakers to conceal carry so that they are better positioned to defend themselves against lone wolf and terrorist attacks.”
This legislation has the support of four Republican cosponsors in the House.
Summary by Eric Revell(Photo Credit: Lucio Eastman / Creative Commons)
Congressional Self-Defense Act
To allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the United States, with certain exceptions.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedJune 20th, 2017
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