Newly sworn-in Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has taken a strong stance in support of gun rights with her on her trip to Washington, DC. She proclaimed throughout the campaign and since her election of her plans to take her GLOCK to work in Congress.
Let me tell you why I WILL carry my Glock to Congress.
Government does NOT get to tell me or my constituents how we are allowed to keep our families safe.
I promise to always stand strong for our 2nd Amendment rights.https://t.co/E75tYpdN4B pic.twitter.com/qg7QGenrNo
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 4, 2021
Note that in the video above, Boebert appears to walk through the District with a pistol concealed under her jacket. One which is presumably not registered in D.C. and for which she doesn’t have a permit to carry there.
Boebert’s proclamation didn’t sit well with Democrats in the nation’s capital city. The District of Columbia police chief has threatened to arrest the Congresswoman earlier this week.
Trending Politics reports on the DC top cop’s not-so-subtle threats:
“That congresswoman, whoever it is, I guess it was from Colorado, will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the District of Columbia street that’s carrying a firearm,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said Monday, adding he plans on reaching out directly to her.
In general, a person must be licensed to carry a concealed firearm in the District, while open carry is prohibited. However, there are exceptions for legally registered firearms,” according to the police department.
“That congresswoman, whoever it is?” The lack of respect and courtesy displayed by Contee for Rep. Boebert is appalling. Besides, isn’t misgendering now a high crime in leftists circles?
Time will tell how this saga plays out. We’ll see if chief Contee is willing to back up his threat and arrest a sitting Member of Congress as she walks to work every day with a concealed firearm on her hip. No matter what happens, Lauren Boebert will be a fresh face worth watching as she advocates for gun rights for all Americans.