Rep. Greg Steube

Rep. Steube Floats Plan To Allow Congressional Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Rep. Greg Steube
Rep. Greg Steube (TFP File Photo)

Last June, Rep. Greg Steube sought to make a point about gun control.

During a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Steube, who appeared remotely, held up his own personal firearms to illustrate the flaw in a measure pursued by Democrats.

When one Democratic lawmaker objected, the Sarasota Republican replied, “I’m an American in my own home, and I’ll do whatever I want with my guns.”

Now, Steube wants to be able to bring his guns to work.

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Fox News reported on Saturday that Steube had filed the Safe Storage Lockers for House Office Buildings Act.

His bill would allow congressional employees to store legally possessed guns that are carried for self-defense at their workplace.

The U.S. Capitol Police would be authorized to install and operate the lockers at the entrances of House office buildings.

Fox noted that in Washington, D.C., allows for concealed carry. Yet federal law outlaws people from carrying firearms inside a federal building.

Steube said the rampant crime rate in the district makes his bill a necessity.

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“Violent crime has skyrocketed across the country, enabled by disastrous soft-on-crime Democrat policies,” he said in a statement.

“Sadly, our nation’s capital is regressing to total lawlessness and violent chaos. Today, I’m introducing legislation to ensure congressional employees have the right to defend themselves in crime-ridden D.C.”

“My bill is simple,” Steube continued.

“Any employee who is lawfully permitted to carry a firearm, stun gun, or self-defense spray will be able to bring those weapons on their commute to a House Office Building and safely store the weapon until they are ready to depart the building.”

Fox News noted that Steube filed his bill just two days after Congress strongly backed a Republican-led effort to block the Washington, D.C., City Council from relaxing laws and penalties for some violent crimes.

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