Pelosi Security Theater Shows Willingness to Violate Constitution

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, Gun Owners of America criticized certain illegal and unconstitutional measures implemented in the United States Capitol by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Following the breach of the Capitol Complex and the resignation of the Capitol Hill Police Chief, Representative Thomas Massie remarked that “Several of us were glad to be armed while barricaded for hours in our offices with our staff.”

Under the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the acting sergeant-at-arms informed House members and staff: “Effective immediately, all persons, including Members, are required [to] undergo security screening when entering the House Chamber” (emphasis added).

Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs commented: “This new ‘security measure’ wouldn’t have prevented a single crime or saved a single life when Capitol security failed on Wednesday, January 6th, 2020.

“Instead, Speaker Pelosi’s ‘security theater’ is a direct attack on Members of Congress and staff who recently publicized their desire to carry firearms for self-defense while going to, from, and on Capitol Hill.

“More importantly, metal detectors and searches at the entrance to the House Floor are a violation of our Constitution,” Johnston said.

Not only does the Second Amendment protect the American right to keep and bear arms from being infringed, but Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution exempts Members of Congress “from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same.”



Further, while 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(1) grants the Capitol Police Board authority to issue regulations pertaining to the carrying of firearms on Capitol Grounds, 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(3) explicitly exempts (A) Members of Congress and (B) employees of Members of Congress.

“This unconstitutional and illegal attempt to enforce a gun-free zone on the House Chamber Floor reveals Speaker Pelosi’s willingness to violate any Article, Section, Clause, or Amendment of our Constitution that stands between her and the implementation of gun control,” Johnston said.

“If Members of Congress fail to recognize and oppose this illegal and unconstitutional infringement on their rights, they can never be counted on to recognize and defend the rights of the people.”


Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America has previously supported the right of members and staff to carry firearms on Capitol Hill for self-defense, as GOA supports the rights of all law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in their workplace. Gun Owners of America is a grassroots organization representing more than two million gun owners nationwide and is dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise.Gun Owners of America GOA logo

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PMinFl
PMinFl
9 months ago

Get used to all of the crap in D.C. this is the new way to “rule” the people of America. Fences and armed troops, can you say MARTIAL LAW?

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago
RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

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Cougan
Cougan
9 months ago

The article below pretty much sums up the Democratic Party of today and explains the hell they have put our country through for the past four years! Youmerica By Daniel Greenfield , March 16, 2016 The paradox of the individualistic society is that it can only exist if individuals embrace virtues that are greater than their own needs and whims. A society where each individual acts as a little tyrant, pursuing his desires with total selfishness at the expense of everyone else becomes collectivist as the little tyrants turn to a series of big tyrants to get what they want… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
9 months ago
Reply to  Cougan

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Stag
Stag
9 months ago

This? This is what you think “shows willingness to violate constitution”? As opposed to everything else she’s ever done in her entire life?

Tionico
Tionico
9 months ago
Reply to  Stag

oh you fail to put forward the clear fact that none of what she has unilaterally pontificated and/or imposed affects HER. No harm (to her) no foul. Right? She is The Queen that lives down the rabbit hole: words mean what I say they mean, nothing more nor less. Yes she SHOULD be impeached. Violating the Constitutoin is solid grounds. Trum never spoke a word about going and busting into the Capitol building. And he finished his speech fifteen minutes AFTER the Capitol, a mile and a half distant, was “breached” when the Cap Cops moved aside barricades and calmly… Read more »

Hickerbilly 2
Hickerbilly 2
9 months ago

It is sad what pelosi is doing members need to impeach pelowsi if that is possible!

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

I got an e-mail from Senator Graham with his thoughts on the happenings of this week and last week. I sent him a reply:

“The Democrats have sown the wind and now they will reap the whirlwind.”

For those who don’t know what this references:

Reaping the Whirlwind (biblehub.com)

JT
JT
9 months ago

I say let them labor under the same laws and the same restraints that are inflicted on ‘we the peasantry’! What’s good for the voter is good for their “public servants”!

Tionico
Tionico
9 months ago
Reply to  JT

in pinciple this might be solild. yet it still disarms some loyal Americans, contra the Second Article ofAmmendment. ANY place where that is violated, that can be corrected, is progress.

It says congresscritters and their employees are exempt arrest going to and coming from, and at, their statioin in COngress.

John Dow
John Dow
9 months ago

Those congresscritters who carry should walk up to the screening, and just walk right through, beeping and buzzing and all.

scroom!

Vince
Vince
9 months ago

What a joke Pelosi is, impeach her!

Warlok11
Warlok11
9 months ago

I SEEM TO REMBER THAT CONSERVATIVES DIDN’T COMPLAIN WHEN REPUBLICANS PASSED THE BRADY BILL, AND THE PATRIOT ACT, NOW THAT IT AFFECTS THEM, ALL YOU HEAR IS THEM WHINING.

Joefriday
Joefriday
9 months ago
Reply to  Warlok11

Yeah, Right sure Tard!

Itsherlock
Itsherlock
9 months ago
Reply to  Warlok11

Your memory is faulty. Who would think it? Lol.

Bozz
Bozz
9 months ago

If they would do this to their own, imagine what they will do to us.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
9 months ago

If anyone thinks that Nancy Pelosi cares about the constitution or the law of the land then they are part of the problem just like her.
The democrats are flexing their muscles and are going to ram every piece of their anti beliefs down the throats of the American people.
The rinos and some republicans with TDS are adding to the problem by not standing up for what is right, I would say wake up America but I think it’s too late at this point.

Nurph
Nurph
9 months ago

Aw, they’re being treated just like the peasants & they’re upset.

willyd
willyd
9 months ago
Reply to  Nurph

Last week I said that they got a wake up call about being trapped without their security and they got a taste of what the peasants go through every day with their no carry laws or waiting for police to come, THEY DON’T LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Mac
Mac
9 months ago

Pelosi, her cabal and all the Republicans that went along with the BS impeachment proved that they have NO use for the constitution or the rule of law! Shame on each and everyone of them!

Cruiser
Cruiser
9 months ago

Funny how politicians will fight for constitutional rights when it affects them directly. We are accused of a felony any time we go armed in a federal building.

Tionico
Tionico
9 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

and these eedjits call the regular everytown has one Post Office a “federal building” and thus gun free.

Funny thing, I can walk into a UPS Store armed no foul no broken laws. Thjey also handle US mail but are not “federal facilities”. Same with the Postal Stationis in grocery stores. Its the same US mail in there, isn’t it?

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
9 months ago

ALL of the OVER 25,000 gun “control” laws ARE ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!!!! Only IF a person IS —– WANTON to harm others —– IS the ONLY time a WEAPON restriction can be applied to THAT SINGLE INDIVIDUAL. According to our FOUNDING FATHERS information found in the Federalist Papers.

Oldman
Oldman
9 months ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Agreed. I think Joe will have been 25th’t by Easter and KamelToe will have to be ferried everywhere by hellicopter. There will be nowhere in the country that will be safe for any polititcian.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

“Rep. Rodney Davis told Mullin not to shout at Capitol Police, and he said: “This is not their fault, they’re doing their job.””

You know what, the Waffen-SS were just doing their job also.

Knute
Knute
9 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

As were the Soviet guards tormenting Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. “Just doing my job” is a very popular skirt to hide behind.