Unlike most politicians, Rep. Lauren Boebert already made good on one election promise. The freshman congresswoman from Colorado will officially carry on Capitol Hill. Washington D.C. Police recently granted Congresswoman Boebert a concealed carry license.
Congresswoman Boebert Granted DC Concealed Carry License
“A concealed carry permit was issued in that case,” said police chief Robert Contee when asked during a recent press conference, reported The Hill.
Boebert made big news recently when a video showing suggesting she already carried in DC went viral. Though it seems the pushback proved to be mostly political rhetoric. Regardless, Boebert made it clear she intended to exercise her Second Amendment rights in Washington.
“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,” Boebert says in the video.
Chief Contee, predictably, made a show of enforcing the laws. Prior to any known application, Contee suggested his office would reach out to Boebert.
“As we do with all our permits, if citizens are allowed to carry, then we grant them a permit,” Contee said. “In this case, she was allowed to carry and she was granted a permit. And yes, we did reach out to the office.”
But here’s the real kicker. Washington D.C. remains one of the most difficult places in the country to carry. And it will hopefully prove a very good thing to have Boebert in office.
Like most law-abiding gun owners, she clearly complies with local law. She seems trained and knows her stuff. So far, she sets a great example to why citizens must be granted their 2A rights.
“I have gone through the concealed carry courses. There is a concealed carry permit for Washington D.C. I have already gone through those courses. So, the D.C. chief of police is welcome to contact me,” Boebert told The Denver Post.
Hopefully Boebert will continue to prove a catalyst for 2A rights. With the Biden-Harris White House looking to turn their attention to guns, we need all the help we can get.