So they could well easily have them on hand at town hall meetings? Where heated debates with constituents happen? I would think twice about voicing my grievances with someone I know is armed and don't know well enough to not think they could react negatively. No. We don't need to arm congressional reps. This is in response to the baseball shooting where trained guards and police were at. Their actions prevented any further damage. I do not think we need to be having less trained people with weapons especially when they have the potential to be confronted with constituents who disagree with their policies.