The moment I heard the BS about a proposed law making it illegal to carry a firearm within 1000ft of an elected official one of my first thoughts was "How bout we make it illegal for them to come within 1000ft. of us?" Apparently Tam beat me to it with that idea.
As for making them easily identifiable, maybe make them wear a big yellow star? Failing that I think large, bright "kick me!" signs would work.
Just who in the hell do these asshats think they are anyway? What the heck makes them think they can erect a mobile "rights-free zone" around their persons? Newsflash! You're not special. You work for us. Deal with it or do us all a favor and quit, OK?
The simple fact of the matter is that public officials, whether they like it or not, are around armed citizens when in public. Even if you passed such a law that wouldn't change. Criminals already carrying illegally wouldn't obey it. I suspect many otherwise law-abiding gun owners would ignore it also, especially since it'd be impossible to comply with.
It's funny, this law is much like other knee jerk leglislation. #1, it's completely unconstitutional. #2, It's impractical and entirely unenforceable. Imagine I'm sitting in Manhattan Bagel and in walks Joe Biden. This actually has happened as he frequents that particular bagel shop. If I'm armed am I immediately breaking the law? If not, do I have to get up and leave the moment he arrives? He's not the boss of me, nor is any other politician.