Are our local lawmakers safe enough?

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - New safety concerns are being raised in Texas, following the deadly shooting in Tucson over the weekend.

In the wake of the incident that left six people dead and put Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the hospital, Speaker of the House John Boehner asked the Sargent at Arms, Capitol Police and the FBI to conduct in-depth security overviews for every member of congress.

US Senator from Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison says... "it's safe to say that all members will be taking appropriate precautions moving forward."

US Congressman Mac Thornberry says he won't be adding any extra security detail to his public events... Adding he knew what he was signing up for when he ran for office.

Thornberry says, "It's always a certain amount of risk when you are well known, and are out meeting the public, but at the same time, that's part of what goes with the job."

A Congress-wide security briefing is scheduled for Wednesday on Capitol Hill.