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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:34 PM

Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gun-toting-congresswoman-elect-may-carry-glock-at-capitol/ar-BB1bhWBW

A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.

The practice is allowed for lawmakers, with some limitations, under decades-old congressional regulations. The public is barred from carrying weapons in the Capitol, its grounds and office buildings.

Republican Lauren Boebert, 33, was elected this month from a conservative western Colorado district after gaining notice as a brash pro-gun activist who straps a Glock pistol to her hip. In an upset last June, she defeated five-term Rep. Scott Tipton for the GOP nomination, in part by claiming he wasn't an ardent enough backer of President Donald Trump.

Boebert asked Capitol Police officials about carrying her weapon when she and other House freshmen taking office in January were in town recently for orientation programs, according to two congressional officials. Both people - a Democrat and a Republican - spoke on condition of anonymity to describe her request.

Aides to Boebert, who Trump endorsed as 'a fighter' who will 'never bow down to the establishment in Congress,' did not make her available for an interview.

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Reply Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol (Original post)
ItsjustMe Nov 23 OP
in2herbs Nov 23 #1
in2herbs Nov 23 #3
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 23 #2
pwb Nov 23 #4
Chin music Nov 23 #7
LuvNewcastle Nov 23 #5
bottomofthehill Nov 23 #6
Chin music Nov 23 #8
bottomofthehill Nov 23 #9
The Mouth Nov 24 #10

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:36 PM

1. Maybe she can carry inside the Capital but what does the DC law say about carrying? nt

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:37 PM

3. Capitol. (typing without my glasses.)

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:36 PM

2. I have no problem with this.

If she knows how to handle the weapon, fine. Too many women in the public eye are targets these days.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:40 PM

4. In probably the safest place in the world she needs her gun?

Being new she could open up on the whole place. She is part of the freak show.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:47 PM

5. Like the article says, she won't be the only one.

I don't like her politics, but she has the right to do it. She probably knows how to handle a gun as well as anyone else in Washington.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:06 PM

6. Lots of questions as to weather she has the right.

If she lives in the district, she can not leave capitol grounds with her glock. If she lives in Va, she may be able to carry to and from work as she has the right to carry in both jurisdictions.

The house can pass a rule that states no guns on the floor as part of its rules package.

This gets fucked up and ugly fast.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:20 PM

9. That was the Michigan Capitol

Thankfully, DC Gun Laws prevent that kind of idiocy from happening in DC

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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

10. Rules for thee but not for me

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