Capitol Police arrested the press secretary of a Republican congressman Friday when he entered a House-side office building carrying a handgun.
Ryan Shucard, the press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., was found carrying a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol and magazine when he tried to go through security at the Cannon office building at approximately 9:15 a.m., said Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider.
All people entering buildings on the Capitol Hill complex are required to pass through metal detectors and send bags through an x-ray belt, although members of Congress are generally allowed to pass through without a check.
TVNL Comment: Yeah, sure....you can carry a handgun and magazine 'by mistake.' Geez.