Newly-elected Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, who is set to represent the state’s 3rd congressional district reportedly asked US Capitol Police if she can carry her gun on Capitol Hill.
Broebert, 33, a supporter of the Second Amendment who straps a Glock pistol to her hip, was elected from a western Colorado district after gaining a reputation as a pro-gun activist, who straps a Glock pistol to her hip and defeated five-term Rep. Scott Tipton for the GOP nomination, The Daily Caller reports. Broebert is the owner of a gun-themed restaurant named Shooters Grill in the city of Rifle, Colorado.
In the Fall of 2019 the 33 year-old Conservative confronted presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, telling him “Hell no you’re not,” to O’Rourke’s comment of “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s.”
Officials with Capitol Police verified that “There is no standing requirement” that lawmakers notify Capitol Police when carrying a firearm while in the Capitol, and that the only regulation is the requirement of the weapon’s safe storage.
A 1967 federal regulation says no federal or District of Columbia laws restricting firearms ‘shall prohibit any Member of Congress from maintaining firearms within the confines of his office’ or ‘from transporting within Capitol grounds firearms unloaded and securely wrapped.’ However, firearms are not permitted in the House Chamber.
President Donald Trump endorsed Lauren Boebert as a ‘fighter’ who will “never bow down to the establishment in Congress.”