Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) continues to boldly advocate for the proven benefits of firearm ownership and concealed carry. In the days after last week’s lockdown, he tweeted that “The next member who argues Congressmen shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms at work needs to be laughed out of the Capitol.”
And then there was the next sentence in his tweet . . .
The next member who argues Congressmen shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms at work needs to be laughed out of the Capitol. Several of us were glad to be armed while barricaded for hours in our offices with our staff. https://t.co/faxRlAt6xw
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 8, 2021
“Several of us were glad to be armed while barricaded for hours in our offices with our staff.”
If the name Thomas Massie sounds familiar (perhaps the most solidly pro-gun member of Congress), yet you’re not from the Bluegrass State, it’s likely because Massie serves as the co-chair of the new House Second Amendment Caucus with Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. She certainly has made headline after headline in her proud quest to bring her GLOCK to work.
From the Washington Times:
Mr. Massie’s tweet came after a mob of President Trump supporters who falsely believe he won the election stormed the Capitol building and temporarily halted a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College votes Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Massie said during an interview Thursday on “The Tom Roten Morning Show” that he and his staff hunkered down in his office while the chaos unfolded, which eventually led to the police-shooting death of a woman, the death of a Capitol Police officer, and the deaths of three Trump supporters who reportedly suffered medical emergencies.
“We barricaded the doors,” Mr. Massie said. “I was armed, so. Another congressman joined me and his staff, and that was where we spent several hours until they cleared the situation. It was tense.”
Now if he could only work to pass legislation to allow mere mortals the same privileges that Congress gives to its members.
Yeah, I know. But it doesn’t hurt to dream.