Rep. Renee Ellmers reacts to shootings
Her reaction: open carry. [Update: she may mean CCW, but whatever it is, it is carry]
"She said she doesn't want so much security that she can no longer interact with constituents. "I love giving out hugs. I love getting hugs," she said.
Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said his deputies are ready to provide security at any event if a politician asks for it – or if they hear of a potential threat against a public official.
Rollins said Ellmers has a constitutional right to carry a gun, and he said he thinks it's good for her to be armed at times.
"Sometimes, it may not make any difference, but it has a potential to make a difference, I think, always," he said.
Democratic 11th District Congressman Heath Shuler also has said that he plans to carry a gun while in public. Republican 9th District Congresswoman Sue Myrick told The Charlotte Observer that she's a good shot and likely would carry a gun when she felt the need to do so."