New Republican US representative TRIGGERS critics with vid saying she will CARRY HER GLOCK to Congress
US Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) has been an official member of Congress for only one day, but she’s already managed to trigger political adversaries by advertising her vow to carry a Glock pistol to work.
© Twitter / Lauren Boebert
“Not only is it my right, but it’s a right I was sent here to protect,” Boebert said in a video posted Sunday night on Twitter. The video shows the congresswoman chambering a clip and holstering a semi-automatic pistol in the back of her waistband, under a blazer, then walking on the streets of Washington as she discusses why she will carry a gun on Capitol Hill.
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
“Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert said. She added that as a mother-of-four who’s just five-foot tall and 100 pounds, “I choose to defend my family with all of the force the Constitution provides.”
Boebert, who also cited Washington’s high crime rate, has a history of making provocative statements about guns. Just last month, she tweeted: “I’ve always heard to ‘speak softly and carry a big stick.’ I prefer to speak loudly and carry a Glock.” She also said she provides mandatory firearms training and target practice for employees at her restaurant, called Shooters, in western Colorado.
I’ve always heard to “speak softly and carry a big stick.”
I prefer to speak loudly and carry a Glock.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 8, 2020
After Boebert’s latest pro-gun brashness, reporters asked Washington Police Chief Robert Contee about the new congresswoman’s plans. Members of Congress are allowed to carry a gun on Capitol grounds, but Contee said he will inform Boebert that she’s subject to the same penalties as anyone else if she’s found with a concealed firearm elsewhere in the city.
The District of Columbia has strict gun-control laws. A member of Congress is permitted to carry a gun at the Capitol, as long as it’s stored in the lawmaker’s office and unloaded while being transported.
Ryan Scott, chief technology officer for an augmented-reality new application called CrimeDoor, mocked Boebert for feeling the need to carry a gun to Congress. “If you had the benefit of good arguments, you wouldn’t need guns,” he said. “What a bunch of cowards.”
But Boebert shot back, saying: “Were the founding fathers, who made guns the second point in their argument for the foundation of this country, also a ‘bunch of cowards’?”
21 Democrats wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi asking her to stop me from being able to carry on Capitol Hill.
I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides.
I’m honored that 82 of my colleagues have decided to stand with me. pic.twitter.com/OBkVuAFvv7
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 1, 2021
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Header featured image Rep. Boebert credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
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