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D.C. Police Chief Warns GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Against Carrying Her Gun to Congress

HeadlineJan 07, 2021

Washington, D.C.'s police chief has warned Republican freshman Congressmember Lauren Boebert against violating the district's strict gun control laws, after she posted a video to social media vowing she would bring her Glock pistol to Congress.

Rep. Lauren Boebert: “Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights.”

Under federal law, congressmembers are allowed to have guns on Capitol grounds if they are unloaded and securely wrapped. They are barred from carrying a gun on the House floor. Congressmember Boebert owns a restaurant known as Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Colorado, where servers openly carry firearms. She has expressed support for the racist, pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory.

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