Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) recently tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in his House office. Buck wrote on Twitter, “My friend Trey Gowdy stopped by the office — had to show him my AR-15” and attached the accompanying photo to the tweet., a liberal blog in the state, snarked about the photo: “Short of a really good explanation we can’t think of right now–or, we suppose, the possibility this photo was taken across the Potomac in Virginia–we assume the D.C. Metropolitan Police will want to have a little chat with Rep. Buck about this.”

Actually, no, Congress is exempt from the District’s onerous and unconstitutional firearms laws. That’s the “really good explanation we can’t think of right now” because you don’t research before you comment.

Also, as a safety note, “While safety protocols call for all guns to be treated as if they are loaded, this one isn’t,” Buck said. “A close inspection of the only public photo of the rifle will show that the bolt carrier assembly is not in the rifle; it is in fact in Colorado.”