May 1, 2015 1:00 pm -


One of the guns was found by an 8-year-old tourist.

Roll Call, which broke this mindblowing tale of stupidity, reports that two of the guns were found in the Capitol office complexes itself: one in the bathroom of the Capitol Visitors Center, casually wedged into a toilet seat cover dispenser. One was reportedly picked up by an 8-year-old boy touring Speaker John Boehner’s office with his parents. (Let’s repeat that: An 8-year-old tourist found a Glock in Boehner’s office.) The third Glock was discovered casually chilling in the open at the Capitol Police headquarters building…

The alarming part is that these are the only three incidents Roll Call knows about, since the Capitol Police “are not required to disclose such incidents.” Their sources indicated that forgotten Glocks were commonplace: “None seemed surprised, and two offered other examples of officers who were investigated for leaving their guns unsecured or unattended.” So far, only one of the officers has been reprimanded and placed on a six-day suspension without pay. The other two incidents are still under investigation.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Loaded Glocks Found In Capitol Hill Bathrooms

  1. Budda May 1st, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Just think, an eight year old with a gun….what could possibly go wrong?

    • trees May 1st, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Depends on the training, someone trained in the proper handling of a firearm….no problem.

      Someone untrained with a firearm??


      I don’t see age as the issue.

      An 8 year old can be proficient in handling a firearm. My family, cousins, uncles, little grey haired aunts….

      They all own firearms, I was raised with them all of my childhood, no one in my family has accidentally shot anyone.

      I don’t own any guns at the present moment, but that could change.

      • Hirightnow May 1st, 2015 at 3:51 pm

        Loathe as I am to agree with you, on this you are correct.
        We (siblings and I) were taught first and foremost that a gun kills.
        Hunted with Dad, and even got to watch him shoot a cottonmouth 2 feet away from my favorite sister.
        That said, there’s still a part of me that believes that not everyone should have these weapons, and that if you’re going to live under a government, then that government should take steps to ensure this.

        • Dwendt44 May 1st, 2015 at 5:22 pm

          I’m skeptical that an 8 year old, even one that’s been around guns, and odds are this one wasn’t, is savvy enough not to do damage to something or someone.

          • Hirightnow May 1st, 2015 at 7:03 pm

            And I agree with you, as well!
            How can HRN do this?
            Because he has seen many a youth that was smart as a whip, could savvy concepts such as “You shoot something, it dies!”, and was raised in an environment where lightening to the parents paid off.
            Some kids get it even without the family help.
            Some situations, however, just lead to disaster;
            Telling a child how powerful firearms are, without explaining the consequences of “Death is permanent, and firearms are death.”
            Which is why HRN is all for the government stepping in and mandating proficiency; “The more you know…”, etc.
            Ultimately, Dwendt, there isn’t a pat answer. I try to err on the side of safety, but there’s always a joker in the deck.
            Which isn’t to minimize the deaths of children…it’s just a simple fact of life.
            Try to reduce the damage, IOW…but don’t think that any one answer is a cure-all.

      • Budda May 1st, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        I was raised with guns also, but many children today are not. You still don’t have any problem with an eight year old walking around the Capital with a Glock handgun?

        • trees May 1st, 2015 at 7:10 pm

          You still don’t have any problem with an eight year old walking around the Capital with a Glock handgun?

          Wow. Is that what you think I said? I said an 8 year old could be proficient with a firearm, I didn’t say an 8 year old carrying in the Capitol was cool….

          • Budda May 2nd, 2015 at 7:46 pm

            It may not be what you”said” but it is the question of this post.

            Could you please answer that question?

  2. oldfart May 1st, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    good news secret service ! capital hill cops are taking the heat off you.
    (and leaving it in the restrooms).

  3. illinoisboy1977 May 1st, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Sorry, but if I find a Glock just lying around, it’s “finders, keepers”! 😉

    • arc99 May 1st, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      any idea why Glocks are so darn pricey?

      I am a gun owner but hardly an expert. My wife and I have Bersa .380 ACP’s which we bought over a decade ago. I see that even at today’s prices you can have one for under $300

      But a Glock with similar firepower is going for over $2K.. Maybe it is a stupid question, like someone asking why a Porsche costs so much more than a Honda Civic. But color me clueless on this one.

      • trees May 1st, 2015 at 3:16 pm

        No idea, don’t own any guns myself.

        If I had to guess, maybe brand recognition and demand. 2k seems kinda high, you sure about the price? I seem to remember thinking about buying a handgun and seeing prices in the range of $750 to $900 for name brand stuff…

        • Dwendt44 May 1st, 2015 at 5:20 pm

          There are a couple of Glock models that are over $1000, but most are $600 or less. Desirability and volume have a good deal to do with price.
          The high price ones are for concealed carry, so compact and so forth.
          9mm and 40 Cal.

      • Hirightnow May 1st, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        You generally pay for quality.
        You also generally pay for name.

      • fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        380 colt mustang II in good shape can go for close to 2k also.

      • illinoisboy1977 May 2nd, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        Around here (Central Illinois), you can pick up a new Glock for around $600-$700. I think they’re so expensive, because of the name recognition and overall quality of the weapon. They’re VERY reliable.

    • Hirightnow May 1st, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Not always a good idea, considering ballistics, identification of specific firearms by examination of rifling, and the fact that SOMEBODY INTENTIONALLY DROPPED A PERFECTLY GOOD PISTOL FOR A REASON.
      But hey…go for it.

      • fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 4:41 pm

        oh let the dim wit keep the gun and then off to a really nice cell with big bubba who would truly like to marry him.

        • Hirightnow May 1st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

          I’ve been to prison.
          trees would last about a week.

      • illinoisboy1977 May 2nd, 2015 at 4:41 pm

        That’s an easy fix. Change the barrel. Still a bargain price, for a Glock!

  4. Dwendt44 May 1st, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    You never know when you might need to defend the toilet paper, or in case the guy in the next stall is talking to loud on the cell phone.