Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) is writing a bill that would allow members of Congress to carry concealed weapons in Washington, D.C.

Gohmert told reporters on Wednesday that fellow lawmakers expressed support for such an idea for self-defense.

"I think it would be a good thing for members of Congress, who want to, to be able to carry a concealed weapon in the District of Columbia," the former Texas Judge said.

Under the current law, members of Congress are allowed to carry weapons on Capitol grounds. But D.C. laws prevent citizens from carrying concealed weapons for self-defense.