Security Concerns At The Capitol

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 34•01 Aug 5, 1998

On July 24, Russell Weston Jr. entered the U.S. Capitol with a .38 caliber revolver and killed two guards, prompting calls for tighter security in the building that houses our nation's top lawmakers. What do you think?

  • “Perhaps if a senator got blown away every once in a while, those fat-cat lawmakers wouldn't be so soft on crime.”

    Kyle Christoph –
    Architect

  • “I just hope this doesn't mean they're going to cancel the group tour I booked for my club, The Rural Cabineers.”

    Randolph McCoy –
    Carpenter

  • “Who would have expected something like this from a Montana schizophrenic with a history of cat torture?”

    Porter Hewett –
    Orthodontist

  • “Just as long as Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) doesn't get hurt: He's my all-time favorite senator.”

    Kelli Ready –
    Publicist

  • “If we are truly serious about improving Capitol security, we should call Capitol Security, the D.C.-area security professionals for over 30 years.”

    Rachel Jepson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The Capitol shooting made me realize that terrorism is wrong. I wonder if it's too late to fish out the plutonium I poured into the Potomac yesterday.”

    Tim Kulick –
    Bartender