Misplaced Guns in the Nation's Capitol [IS]
I discuss the astounding fact that three separate Glock handguns have been left behind by accident by Congressional Security personnel in our Nation’s Capitol this year.
• When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun on January 29th of this year
• A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found a loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer. A member of the security detail for Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) allegedly left the firearm in the bathroom of the speaker’s suite on March 24th of 2015
• A third Glock was found the night of April 16th this year by a janitor cleaning the Capitol Police HQ building on D St NE. The weapon was left in plain sight. House Rules chair Peter Sessions (R-TX) said he wanted Capitol Police to “retrain everyone that carries a gun”
• Unlike a gun with a traditional safety, a Glock will fire if the trigger is pulled – (could have been nasty for the little boy). A report obtained by CQ Roll Call showed the Office of Professional Responsibility recommended six days suspension without pay for the officer in the 29 Jan incident. The latter two incidents are still under investigation
The details above are courtesy of Victoria Jones at TalkRadioNews.com and RollCall.com.