DC Police Chief Looks Foolish In Dust Up With New GOP Congresswoman Exercising Her 2nd Amend Right

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, proudly announced that she is going to be packing heat while in DC. 

Like every responsible gun owner, Boebert said she is aware of DC’s gun laws and is abiding by them. 

In a viral video, Boebert declared that the “government does not get to tell me or my constituents how we are allowed to keep our families safe. I promise to always stand strong for our 2nd Amendment rights.” 

It is illegal to open carry in Washington DC and gun owners are required to register their firearms with the DC police and must obtain a permit if they carry concealed firearms. However, members of Congress are able to have guns in their offices and carry them on capitol grounds. 

Washington’s Metropolitan Chief of Police Robert Contee told reporters that he plans on speaking with Boebert after her video. 

“What I will say to that is there are no exceptions in the District of Columbia, with the exception of being able to carry on U.S. Capitol Police property,” he said. “We plan to reach out to the congresswoman’s office to make sure that she is aware what the laws of the District of Columbia are, what the restrictions are.”

Contee said Boebert “Will be subjected to the same penalties for anyone else that’s caught on a District of Columbia street carrying a firearm unlawfully.”

Boebert hit back. 

“I have gone through the concealed carry courses that Washington, D.C., requires to obtain a concealed carry permit, and I think it’s very interesting that he wants to ensure that I understand Washington, D.C., firearm laws,” she said. “Maybe I should make a video announcing that I plan to drive a car in Washington, D.C., and then the chief of police will say that he’s going to inform me of Washington, D.C., traffic laws. Is this what he does with everyone who comes to the District of Columbia and for each and every person? I don’t think so.”

Washington DC does allow nonresidents to apply for concealed carry permits and applicants do not need to prove a “good reason” (even though she definitely has one) to obtain a permit. 

Contee looks foolish trying to mansplain to a woman congressman.

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