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.”
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