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Freshman Congresswoman Gun Nut Vows To Carry Glock On Capitol Hill

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) releases an ad walking Capitol Hill with her gun.
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Like most Republicans, newly-elected Lauren Boebert does things for show, in order to make her point, attention-seek, and of course raise money. It wasn't any different with the video as an aide later revealed that she doesn't actually carry a gun around in DC as that is illegal. But who knows with gun nuts. She probably never leaves her home without one nearby.

Source: Washington Post

One of the newest members of Congress, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), has kicked off the session with a viral digital ad proclaiming her right to carry a Glock on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and in the streets of Washington.

Boebert, the gun-toting owner of a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colo., released the video Sunday amid efforts by some Democrats to ban members of Congress from carrying guns on the grounds of the Capitol. On Monday, those efforts appeared poised to fail.

“Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refused to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert, who defeated Scott R. Tipton in the Republican primary, says in the ad. “I will carry my firearm in D.C. and in Congress.”

The ad begins with Boebert strapping a Glock to her hip before appearing to embark on a walk through Capitol Hill, near federal buildings and through alleys. Although the neighborhood is one of the city’s safest, she cites rising violent crime among the reasons she wants to be armed.

“I walk to my office each morning by myself,” Boebert says. “So as a five-foot-tall, 100-pound woman I choose to protect myself legally, because I am my best security.”
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A spokesman for Boebert said she was not carrying the gun throughout the video shoot, despite the opening scene. D.C. gun laws do not recognize concealed-carry licenses from other states, and nonresidents must register firearms with D.C. police.

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