A Republican congressman is calling for legislation to allow members of Congress to carry firearms after a shooter this week targeted GOP lawmakers.

"We aren't any more special than anybody else, but we're targets," Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) said. "This is exactly why there's a lot of fear of doing town halls at this point."

A Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on GOP congressmen playing baseball in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday morning. He was gunned down by police, but not before he injured five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Loudermilk was on the field when the gunman started spraying dozens of bullets, but he emerged unhurt.

He remarked that the District of Columbia does not recognize firearms permits from other states, which is a problem for members of Congress.

"If this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn't have gotten too far," the Georgia congressman stated.


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Former Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman agreed on "Your World" this afternoon.

"Good. More guns in good hands. That's a good thing," he told guest host Stuart Varney.

The situation at the congressional baseball practice ended because of a gun in good hands, Fuhrman reiterated.

Any public collection of politicians should have security, Fuhrman said. Also in apparent agreement, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) announced Wednesday that he will be carrying his handgun around with him from now on.

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