One question for my friends in PA: Where did you dig this guy up? Hopefully you can get rid of him during the next election. Consider replacing him with someone who understands the restraints on government powers built into the Constitution & the Bill of Rights. For the slower minds like Ed it is even called the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of Needs.
As far as his lame comparison to how much trouble you can get into for shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater when no fire exists - we already have the same restraint on guns. I can carry my gun into a crowded theater but I can't wave it around or threaten people with it, much less fire it. Unless I'm using my gun to defend human life and all of the legal requirements for the self defense justification are fully met. Even then I'd be fully liable for any innocent life affected by my actions.