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Monday, May 04, 2015

"Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms"

What is the biggest threat to Congress?

The Capitol Police.

We may not have the Keystone Pipeline XL, but we sure have the Keystone Cops XL (extra large). Roll Call has the scoop on how this big, blundering force of more than 2,000 cops and clerks belong in the unemployment line before they hurt someone.

From Roll Call:
When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar with the Jan. 29 incident and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in problematic places.
A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the firearm in the bathroom of the Speaker’s Suite on March 24.
A third Glock was found the night of April 16 by a janitor cleaning the Capitol Police headquarters building on D Street NE. The weapon was left in plain sight, sparking additional concern about the department charged with protecting one of the world’s most important and frequently visited complexes.
On Friday, CQ Roll Call spoke with members who called for a full investigation into firearms regulations. House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said he wanted Capitol Police to “retrain everyone that carries a gun.”
Congress, you do not need so many cops. You are not that important. As for needing "dignitary protection," from what I can tell from C-Span, there is no dignity on Capitol Hill to protect.


  1. Yeah, but The Keystone Cops were Pros, even if just movie pros.

  2. ... and Dingy Harry was a member of the Capital Police ...


  3. Reminds me of the YouTube video of the cop giving a gun safety class in school, explaining that he was the only person in the room professional enough to carry a gun..."BANG". He shot himself in the leg to punctuate the sentence. To his credit, such as it was, he continued to lecture the class on firearms safety while he bled. You can't make this stuff up.

  4. OMG. How could misplace your freaking GUN?