Liberal Democrat House members are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to prohibit members of Congress from carrying guns anywhere on Capitol Hill, and incoming freshman, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, thinks this effort is aimed squarely at her. Rep. Boebert carry gun
Representing Colorado’s western slope Third District beginning next month, Boebert made waves recently by announcing she wanted to carry her Glock pistol while walking to and from the Capitol for personal protection. Anti-gun Democrats don’t want that to happen.
Boebert, in a telephone interview, observed, “This letter asking for members to be disarmed…comes from the same party that wants to defund our police officers.”
She quickly added, “I do believe there is a connection here with how vocal I’ve been about defending our rights. They know I’m coming here to secure the rights of the American people.”
Boebert asserted some Democrats carry on Capitol grounds and who have concealed carry permits. This is possible under an obscure regulation that allows members of Congress to be armed, while the general public cannot bring guns onto the Capitol grounds, according to The Hill.
“This is not a partisan issue,” she stated.
Boebert and her husband own Shooters Grill where she and much of the waitstaff open carry a loaded firearm for self-protection. Appropriately Shooters is in the town of Rifle, Colorado.
In September 2019, Lauren Boebert drove across the mountains to attend a rally for anti-gun former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to confront him face-to-face, at a town hall in Aurora Colorado, “I was one of the gun-owning Americans who heard you speak regarding your ‘Hell yes, I’m going to take your AR-15s and AK-47s.’ Well, I’m here to say, ‘Hell no, you’re not.’” Three months later, she’s announced she’s running for congress.
A woman confronts Beto O’Rourke over his claims that he is going to confiscate people’s guns
She tells him “Hell no!”
O’Rourke’s supporters were so rude to the woman that O’Rourke repeatedly has to tell them to knock it off pic.twitter.com/LD9ORGJHHT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 20, 2019
“I’d like to be armed as often as I can,” she said, recalling a deadly incident in July 1998 when a gunman entered the Capitol building and fatally shot two Capitol Police officers before he was wounded and taken into custody. That killer, Russell Eugene Weston, Jr., remains confined in a mental institution.
Boebert said she would be “absolutely willing to disarm” and leave her pistol in a cloakroom outside the House chamber. She will be circulating a letter to House colleagues about the gun issue.
Writing for The Hill, reporter Mike Lillis repeatedly referred to anti-gunners as “gun reformers.” He included President-elect Joe Biden as a “gun reform advocate.”
Second Amendment activists call this “camo-speak” because, in reality, gun reform translates to gun control or prohibition. Biden has been a gun control advocate since he arrived on Capitol Hill nearly 50 years ago.
Parts of this post were first seen at Conservative Firing Line.
Rep. Boebert carry gun