GOP MP Lauren Boebert seems to be strutting by way of Washington DC with Glock in a weird Twitter video
First, Boebert's tweet and video.
"Although I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my second right to change," Boebert opens in the video. She describes D.C. as one of the ten most dangerous cities in the country and says that murder rates are "exploding". She argues that she is "legally" protecting herself because she goes to work alone in the mornings as a self-identified 5-foot, 100-pound woman. Angry.
What did this video bring? Probably the fact that some Democrats, as reported by the Washington Post, tried to prevent members from carrying firearms in the Capitol. Mind you, Boebert was mainly concerned with the second amendment, so it is not entirely surprising that she took the chance to spit out her gun message. She likes gun culture and owns an open-carry restaurant called Shooters Grill (yes, really) in Colorado. You may particularly remember Shooter's Grill because, as reported by the New York Times, Boebert kept the restaurant open during the summer despite state coronavirus restrictions (she reportedly complied following a Sheriff County injunction).
During a press conference on Monday, Police Chief Robert Contee III reportedly clarified that Boebert "will face the same penalties as anyone caught with a gun on the streets of DC" when asked about their apparent plan, one Bringing Gun to Congress Contee said he intends to reach out to her to make sure she "knows about the laws in DC" because as a legislator she doesn't exempt anyone from the district gun laws outside of the Capitol complex – whether You five years old are feet tall or not.