The people’s right to keep and bear arms, as granted to us in the Second Amendment of our Constitution, plays a fundamental role in defining who we are as a nation. However, it is no secret that certain progressives are intent on weakening this most sacred privilege.
Year after year, The Left continues to slowly chip away at the ability of ordinary US citizens to enjoy our guaranteed freedoms. Luckily, many individuals are on the right side of history — like incoming Rep. Lauren Boebert, who is willing to stand firm against those who want to see our rights trampled.
Boebert is a freshman congresswoman from the Third Congressional District of Colorado and a proud gun owner who vowed to bring her Glock to Congress while running for her seat. But the vow wasn’t just empty campaign rhetoric to win over voters. Boebert has been an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment for years, and even owns a restaurant named Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle (yes, really).
While Boebert is not the first congressperson to decide to carry a pistol, she is perhaps the most upfront about it. It is that openness that is causing trouble in D.C.
A1967 regulation states that no laws “shall prohibit any Member of Congress from maintaining firearms within the confines of his office” or “from transporting within Capitol grounds firearms unloaded and securely wrapped.”
Politico reported that Robert Contee III, the Washington, D.C. police chief, already stated that he discussed the gun-carrying laws in the capital. Contee said he reminded Boebert “that the Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm.”
During a Fox News segment, Boebert criticized Contee’s for his remarks, saying that she found it “very interesting” the newly appointed chief’s first order of business was to “come after a 34-year old woman who wants to protect herself in this dangerous city.” She mocked the chief for saying he wanted to make sure she knew the laws for carrying a sidearm in D.C., and jokingly suggested that she announce her intent to drive in D.C. so that Comtee can explain to her the traffic laws in the nation’s capital.
Despite the blowback from the progressives, Boebert stands by her commitment to carry. She recently tweeted, “Government does NOT get to tell me or my constituents how we are allowed to keep our families safe.” In an interview on Fox News, Boehbert once again laid out her reasoning for wanting to carry a sidearm, saying she is a woman in one of the most dangerous cities in the US and is ultimately responsible for her own protection.
The topic of Congress members legally carrying a gun in the capitol building only became more complicated and critical with the recent shooting of a protestor inside the Capitol Building.