I think Congressional Republicans who are bringing their weapons to work simply enjoy making Democrats squirm.
They couch everything in their 2nd Amendment rights, yada, yada, yada, and maybe it makes them feel tough. But I think what they really like is getting a rise out of Nancy Pelosi and former “fake news” outlets, who play into their hands, get all panicky and talk about the latest assault on decency and decorum and their long list of grievances. The whole time, though, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and others are laughing their asses off because they were able to spook the Dems again.
No doubt, bringing your firearm to work in the halls of Congress is a terrible idea. But once again, the Republicans just don’t give a shit.
Who are these people?