D.C. police chief warns new GOP Rep. Boebert about ‘penalties’ for carrying gun in the District
Washington, D.C.’s police chief has issued a warning to freshman GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has been vocal about her intent to “carry” her gun on Capitol Hill.
On the day of her swearing in, earlier this week, Boebert posted a fundraising video to her Twitter page promising to “always stand strong for our 2nd Amendment rights.”
According to the police department a person must be licensed to carry a concealed firearm in the District, while open carry is prohibited. However, there are exceptions for legally registered firearms.
In a statement on Monday, Bobert said: “I am running for Congress, and now I swear to support and defend the Constitution.” “This fight is a serious start, and House Democrats are trying to prevent members of Congress from exercising their Second Amendment rights. I led 82 colleagues to fight back and we won the victory. I promise I will never stop defending your constitutional rights.”