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Monday, October 24, 2016

Aide Arrested Bringing Gun Into U.S. Congressional Building

Aide Arrested Bringing Gun Into U.S. Congressional Building

Washington (AFP) – A congressional aide was arrested Friday as he carried a handgun and magazine into an office building in the U.S. Capitol complex, police said.

Ryan Shucard, press secretary to Republican congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, was arrested at 9:15 am at the Cannon House Office Building and charged with carrying a pistol without a license, which is a felony, said Capitol Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider.

“A Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and magazine were discovered during an administrative search required for entry into the building,” she said.

Visitors to the Capitol complex and staffers with identification badges, like Shucard, must walk through metal detectors at entrance points and put their bags and other belongings through an X-Ray machine.

The House Sergeant at Arms office confirmed the arrest and said the building’s southeast entrance was briefly closed.

“We are told he forgot it in his bag,” and there was no physical confrontation during the incident, a person with knowledge of the case told AFP.

Marino’s office reportedly placed Shucard on unpaid leave.

“That will last until we know more about the situation,” chief of staff Bill Tighe told CQ Roll Call.

In 2007, a senior aide to then-senator Jim Webb was arrested for trying to bring a loaded pistol belonging to Webb into a Senate office building.

AFP Photo/Mark Wilson

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  • Sand_Cat

    I guess getting shot by lunatics armed to the teeth against imaginary threats is fine for the little people, but no self-respecting Congressman wants any citizen with a gun near his office (probably with good reason, these days).
    And I was thinking of exercising my Second Amendment rights by bringing my AK-47 and grenade launcher next time I visited the capitol; never can tell what kind of thug might threaten you in that den of thieves and scoundrels.

  • idamag

    The NRA might have something to say about restricting the right-to-carry everywhere.