NEWLY-elected Republican Representative Lauren Boebart released an ad explaining she plans on carrying a concealed gun when she arrives in Washington D.C.
“Let me tell you why I WILL carry my Glock to Congress,” started the tweet from Boebart, a representative from Colorado. “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.”
Lauren Boebart released an ad saying she would carry her “glock to Congress”Credit: Twitter
DC police plan on speaking with Boebart this weekCredit: Splash News
In the bizarre video, Boebart is seen walking through the streets of Washington and promising she would bring her gun to Congress to stand up for the Second Amendment.
“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,” the ad starts.
As the camera pans to show Boebart walking, up flashes “I will carry my glock to Congress” in glittery purple font.
The rep, of Colorado’s Third Congressional District which includes a municipality called Rifle, continues narrating in the ad, saying “I will carry my firearm in DC and in Congress.”
Boebart said she feels unsafe in DCCredit: Twitter
Former waitress turned GOP Representative Boebart said she began carrying a gun after an incident at workCredit: AFP – Getty
Apparently, she cannot. The DC police have made it clear the city has strict laws as to whom can carry a concealed weapon, Boebart not included.
“That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm,” said DC Police Chief Robert Contee III, who plans on speaking with Boebart this week.
Still, Boebart’s video had made the rounds on social media Monday night, with Boebart explaining her carrying of a gun.
“Here are the real reasons why I choose to defend myself in our nation’s capital,” she said while blasting Democrats and the media for bashing her for her remarks on bringing a gun to the capital.
“I’m a woman and a mother of four. I choose to defend my family with all of the force the Constitution provides. D.C. is one of the top 10 most dangerous cities in our country,” she says, while walking again past glittery purple font. “Homicide rates, and violent crimes are skyrocketing here.”
The congresswoman then refers to her job as would a common teenager describing something unexciting.
Members of Congress tried to amend Congressional rules prohibiting the carrying of firearms in the CapitolCredit: The Mega Agency
DC has strict concealed carry permitsCredit: AP:Associated Press
“Being a member of Congress is pretty basic,” Boebart says in the video. “I don’t go to work in a motorcade or armored car. I don’t get police escorts everywhere I go.”
“I walk to my office every morning, by myself,” she continues. “So as a 5-foot-tall, 100-pound woman, I choose to protect myself legally, because I am my best security.”
Boebart decided to attack the city she would now be calling home.
“One of the challenges of working in DC is people here don’t understand how we live in real America. The Second Amendment is part of our lives,” Boebart said.
“Gun ownership is cherished and it makes our little towns safer.”
Numerous studies have proven gun ownership has led to increased violence in both little towns and big cities.
Members of Congress are allowed to carry firearms within the Capitol Complex only. A recent letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by 21 Democratic members asked them to include a provision that would ensure any “Member of Congress may not possess firearms on Capitol grounds.”
Boebart led a counterletter with 82 other members of Congress asking the rule not be changed. The House rules were approved Monday without the provision.
“I led eighty-two of my colleagues in fighting back, and we won,” Boebert said.