A new Republican lawmaker is making sure that Democrats aren’t crushing her constitutional rights.
She’s made a big statement before she’s even taken office.
An incoming Republican scored a huge win that made Nancy Pelosi ballistic.
Washington D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and would have made owning a gun practically illegal if the Supreme Court hadn’t ruled their ban on handguns unconstitutional.
Since the city is completely run by Democrats, they try their best to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.
However, incoming Rep. Lauren Boebert has openly stated that she plans to carry a concealed weapon in the Capitol for her own protection.
She wrote a letter to House leadership on Friday requesting that they keep a 1967 rule that exempts lawmakers from a ban on carrying firearms inside the Capitol building.
21 Democrat lawmakers had asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to change the rule which allowed lawmakers to have the means of protecting themselves.
“I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert said in a statement. “I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides. I will not let a bunch of gun-grabbing House Democrats take away my Constitutional right to protect myself.”
Boebert’s letter was signed by 82 Republican Congress members.
In their letter, the 83 lawmakers and member-elects stated: “If Members can’t carry on Capitol grounds, they can’t protect themselves in D.C. while making their way to and from their offices to perform their official duties. The ‘last-mile’ transition of self-protection is critical. The current regulations provide transitional coverage once the Member is physically on campus. Changing the current regulations could create new problems and uncertainty for lawful carrying Members in terms of what to do with a firearm once the Member arrives at the Congressional Complex.”
The letter seemed to have an effect on Pelosi, as the new rules she unveiled did not include the proposed ban on firearms that Democrats were urging.
However, the D.C. chief of police, Chief Robert Contee III, said that Boebert could get in legal trouble for carrying her weapon.
“That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm,” Contee said.
In June 2017 a radical left-wing gunman opened fire on the Republican congressional baseball team and shot and wounded four people including then-House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Members of Congress do face risks because of their position and should be able to protect themselves from potential threats.
“I am my best security.” Boebert said.
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