No Laws Broken When Congressmen Hold Inoperable AR-15 in House Building

Congressional representatives Buck and Gowdy pose with an inoperable American flag cerakoted AR-1515

Gun haters got all atwitter when they saw a tweet with two Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. holding an AR-15 decorated with an American flag pattern.

Congressional representatives Buck and Gowdy pose with an inoperable American flag cerakoted AR-1515
Rep. Ken Buck, right, tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy in his Washington, D.C. office. Gun haters dreamed they had a two-fer and could get both arrested for possessing an AR-15 in the gun-ban capital. Turns out Congress is exempt from the District’s onerous gun laws. Photo courtesy of Ken Buck via Twitter.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in his House office. Buck wrote on Twitter, “My friend Trey Gowdy stopped by the office—had to show him my AR-15” and attached the accompanying photo to the tweet., a liberal blog in the state, thought they had found dirt to dish on a political opponent: “Short of a really good explanation we can’t think of right now—or, we suppose, the possibility this photo was taken across the Potomac in Virginia—we assume the D.C. Metropolitan Police will want to have a little chat with Rep. Buck about this.” Actually, no. Congress is exempt from the District’s firearms laws. That’s the “really good explanation we can’t think of right now.” Capitol Police Bureau regulations “specifically provide that Members of Congress may maintain firearms within the confines of their office and they and any employee or agent of any Member of Congress may transport within the Capitol Grounds firearms unloaded and securely wrapped.” Also, as a safety note, “While safety protocols call for all guns to be treated as if they are loaded, this one isn’t,” Buck said. “A close inspection of the only public photo of the rifle will show that the bolt carrier assembly is not in the rifle; it is in fact in Colorado.”

What do you think of Rep. Buck’s AR? Too gaudy? Or just right as an ornament for his office? Let us hear your opinions below.


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Comments (13)

  1. Yup, the Libs try to go after a gun lover for a gun, but none of them said squat when a Liberal news anchor had a 30 round mag on his DC show in violation of city laws. Nope, two standards for the Libs, one for them and one for everyone else.

  2. I really, really like Trey Gowdy and believe he’s doing his best for us in SC — especially getting in the face of Democrats like Hillary Clinton!

    At any rate, love the AR! It’s very Patriotic. Would love to see more Conservatives and Libertarian politicians with similar pictures, as long as they are truly pro Second Amendment.

  3. Gotta love it! In the liberals’ faces! Republican congressmen posing in the capitol building with an AR-15, painted with the American flag. But-but-but gun owners who vote Democrat insist there’s no difference between the parties!

    1. Fundamentally, there isn’t any difference. Both parties are corrupt. One can close their eyes and not see too much difference between Obama’s 1 3/4 terms, and Dubya’s two terms. Yes, Obama isn’t too fond of the 2nd amendment, but it was Bush who raped the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments.
      Democrats lie; Republicans lie. Republicans get bribed, Democrats get bribed.

      Tell me what’s the difference? Anyone who believes what either party party says is an idiot.

  4. A larger problem than an AR-15 is “…Congress is exempt from the District’s firearms laws” among other laws. Maybe if Congress had to eat their own dogfood there wouldn’t be so many idiotic laws.

    1. Exempt from laws and morals? In most of the US the age of consent is 18. In DC it is 16. Why would that be? Oh Ya—- interns !!! We send our kids there with out a second thought. “Slick Willy”? He could be back as First Husband.

  5. It’s crazy how quick people are to try to take people’s guns away. One of the most frightening things to me is how many people are out there that don’t want Americans to be able to protect themselves. It’s scary!!!

  6. As usual, the liberal idiots presumed to know something when in fact they did not. They were so busy admiring their own perceived brilliance over exposing what they thought to be a scandal that it never occurred to them to do at least a simple Google search on the Congressional firearms rules before putting their own foot up their ass… err uhm mouth (same thing). Such goes the life of the perpetual narcissistic social misfits known as “liberals”.

  7. Personally I love the gun. I think it just shows the right amount of patriotism and respect for our Second Amendment rights that all members of the House and Senate should hold true to.
    I also like the fact that our representatives are exempt from the laws in Washington DC and should be allowed to carry firearms anywhere anytime in anyway as a matter of personal protection especially when they’re in the office enterprising targets for nut cases like the bleeding heart liberal want to take all our firearms away you never know what they’re capable of.
    I bet there are a lot of those damn bleeding heart liberal that want to take our firearms away who have concealed weapons permits who carry on a daily basis and just don’t want to admit it to their constituents.

  8. Let the idiots complain about guns. Every time they do, they prove to people with common sense how utterly stupid the anti-freedom crowd is.

    1. @ PeteDub

      Which Anti- Freedom Crowd would that be, Sir. The ones WITH or the one’s WITHOUT?

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