Newly elected Republican Congresswoman/high school dropout vows to carry handgun to Congress

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  1. Fisherman's Worf

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    This obvious political stunt will end well...

    Republican Lauren Boebert vows to carry handgun to Congress

    In a video released on Sunday, Republican Lauren Boebert is shown loading a handgun before walking around the city.
    "I will carry my firearm in DC and in Congress," she says in the video, which has been viewed over two million times.

    But the city's police chief has said he plans to speak to Ms Boebert about the strict rules on carrying firearms.

    Ms Boeber owns a restaurant called Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Colorado, where members of staff are encouraged to openly carry weapons, as is permitted under the state's laws.

    The issue of gun rights formed a key part of her campaign for last November's election.

    "Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights," Ms Boebert says in the video posted on Twitter on Sunday.

    "So as a five-foot tall, 100-pound woman I choose to protect myself legally, because I am my best security."

    But police were quick to respond, with Washington DC Police Chief Robert Contee III telling reporters: "That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that's caught on the DC streets carrying a firearm."

    While the US constitution enshrines the people's right to keep and bear arms, the rules governing this vary.

    Members of Congress are allowed to keep firearms in their offices and transport them in Washington DC, as long as they are not loaded.

    However, a permit is needed to carry a gun through the city's streets and weapons from other states must first be registered with local authorities.

    Last month, a group of Democratic senators proposed new legislation to tighten existing rules for members of Congress.
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  2. garamet

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    As I understand it, she can carry it - unloaded - on the street. She cannot carry it into the House chamber (not sure if that includes the corridors). So I guess she can sit in her office and stroke it.
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    You can get into congress being a dropout?
    Fuck, what did I stick it out for the fucking diploma for?
    :soma:
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    So she's silly.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Why do you imagine she needs it?
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    Yea ..., that's the country I want to live in. One where congress people need to carry a gun.
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    Looking forward to the Capitol Police arresting her. :)
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    The House Sergeant at Arms would not knowingly let a firearm into the chamber.
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    Congress is a pretty dangerous place, I hear. You know a fella once got beat near to death there? :soholy:
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    Hey, maybe she'll draft a bill to bring back duels.
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