Article from The Daily Caller by Nick Givas.

Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina said Democrats are trying to erode the Second Amendment by limiting lawmakers’ ability to carry a firearm for protection on Capitol Hill.

“We have to look at the words of Hawaiian [Democratic] Sen. [Mazie] Hirono this week that Democrats know and are smarter than their voters,” Duncan said on “Fox & Friends” Friday.

“They are trying to create a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Since 1967 members of Congress have been able to carry firearms onto this Capitol Hill campus,” he continued.

“There hasn’t been a problem in 50 years as you pointed out. And so the curtain has been pulled back on the progressive agenda,” he said. “You look at who is pushing this — [California Democratic Rep.] Jared Huffman. But then you have the words of [Democratic Rep.] Eric Swalwell from California who debated Tucker Carlson on your show about his desire to have the government confiscate guns and do a government buy back program. It’s all about gun control for the [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi Democrats in this Congress.”

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