(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who was just elected to the House of Representatives to represent Colorado’s third district, was warned by Washington, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee III against bringing a firearm to Capitol Hill on Monday.
Boebert3 published a video on Twitter explaining why she planned to carry ger Glock to Congress.
“Government does NOT get to tell me or my constituents how we are allowed to keep our families safe,” she said.
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.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 4, 2021
“I promise to always stand strong for our 2nd Amendment rights,” she added.
Boebert included a link to her WinRed fundraising page, suggesting the video was very much a fundraising effort…but clearly one that worked.
“I will carry my firearm in D.C., and in Congress,” Boebert said in the three-minute clip. “I walk to my office every morning by myself, so as a 5-foot0tall, 100-pound woman, I choose to protect myself legally because I am my best security.”
During a press conference, Contee told reporters that the new Congresswoman would be subject to checks on arrival.
“That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm,” Contee explained.
However, Politico also reported that members of Congress are not subject to the same extremely strict laws prohibiting firearms in the nation’s capital.
Earlier in December, several House Democrats launched a new effort to ban members of Congress from carrying firearms into the Capitol building, after Boebert reportedly asked Capitol Police about the rules. It prompted roughly two-dozen Congressional Democrats to push for the overturning of local gun laws that exempted members of Congress. The rule has been in place since 1967 and the efforts ultimately failed, so it’s technically still necessary.
Something tells me Rep. Boebert wouldn’t listen anyway…