“You never think something like this will happen, but then it does,” Shuler told Politico “After the elections, I let my guard down. Now I know I need to have [my gun] on me. We’re going to need to do a much better job of with security at these events.”
According to Politico, each lawmakers holds a conceal and carry permit, and Shuler is encouraging his staffers to get their own.
Chaffetz also suggested U.S. Marshalls should guard members during events.
“Perhaps they could better assess threats in the home district,” he said. “It certainly ought to be on the table.”
Source: Erich Lach for TPM.