I'm all for Congress taking a permanent vow of silence

 Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

Maryland congressman wants his colleagues to observe a moment of silence for every victim of gun violence.

In Baltimore, business owners have taken to hiring private security guards to protect visitors to the Inner Harbor, due to the criminals who are swarming out of control now that the police have stopped policing. Perhaps the congressman can get a Chicago colleague to join him in his resolution: that city is once again on track to set a record murder rate among gang members. I've never seen any particular advantage to tolerating murderous gang-bangers, but if they can shut down Congress, they now have my vote.