Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer advised lawmakers Tuesday to refrain from the temptation to take their security into their own hands by carrying firearms following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) this weekend.
"I don't think that's a good idea," Gainer said on ABC News' "Good Morning America," The Hill reported. "I think we should leave the law enforcement and security to those professionals."
Comment: Mr. Gainer is completely wrong; the statistics do not support his position. A person is more likely to survive an attack of any kind if they are armed and prepared. There is no time to wait when being attacked. Being armed is the safest and wisest thing any of our elected officials could do. Or they could choose to live in the world they are creating in the post 9/11 Bravo Serra, which will mean having 5 body guards every time they go out in to public and protection around the clock. No, that's no life.
As a former special operations soldier I say arm yourself Congress. Don't wait for the police to come rolling in well after the shooting has happened; be ready to fire when fired upon.