Boebert Can Carry Handgun in DC – DC Watchdog

Boebert Can Carry Handgun in DC

Many patriotic Americans believe the right to carry a gun is an absolute right and should not be subject to restriction. One of those Americans is Rep. Lauren Boebert, a freshman congresswoman who represents Colorado’s 3rd District.

Boebert has been in the news because she made it clear that, just as she can carry a handgun in Colorado, she intends to do so in Washington, DC.

To the surprise of some liberals, Boebert has won the right to carry a concealed handgun in DC.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was granted a concealed carry permit in D.C., police Chief Robert Contee said in a press conference Thursday,” according to The Hill.

“‘A concealed carry permit was issued in that case,’ Contee said when asked if the permit was granted for the first-year congresswoman. [emphasis added]

Boebert went viral last month for an ad she released of her walking around Capitol grounds in which she said, ‘I will carry my firearm in D.C. and in Congress.’…

“‘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.’” [emphasis added]

For more on this report, go to The Hill.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you agree with Rep. Lauren Boebert that she should be able to carry a concealed handgun while working in Washington, DC, just like she can in Colorado? Why or why not?

20 Comments

  1. Sharon says:

    Absolutely, of she had passed the ridgid testing to require a carry permit she should be allowed to carry her gun. As a D.C. resident I can attest to the need for a gun. She certainly can’t rely on the police being on the scene if she’s alone on the grounds outside her office. It’s good to see women who aren’t afraid to take charge of their own safety.

  2. Tina says:

    All Citizens need to start reclaiming our rights to carry! The left is wanting Citizens to give up our guns for the OWO to completely have total control. First Chinese Wuhan Virus unleashed on Citizens..then forced mask wear that does NOT prevent Chinese Wuhan Virus, then small business shutdown to the point of closure..but the flourishing of Walmart and Homedepot. WAKE UP NOW

  3. Richard says:

    Congrats Lauren, well done. Too bad all your colleagues don’t support the second amendment like you.

    And this note to Holly Rose, read the the US Constitution, especially the part labeled the Second Amendment. There is a part, “shall not be infringed”. It means what it says.

  4. Jackie says:

    You go girl! Why should she not be able to defend herself? Communist government take away a citizen’s ability to defend themselves not American.

  5. David Andrews says:

    I am happy that D.C. granted her a license to carry in D. C., the only problem that I have is that D.C. probably would not grant a license to carry to me. I am not a member of Congress, but I hold a COncealed Carry License in my home state. I am as qualified to carry safely as any member of Congress! I have been licensed for approximately 20 years. I have been on an Army Pistol Team for about 4 years. I was a Marksmanship Instructor for about 4 to 5 years. However, I am not a member of Congress! There is no equitable treatment there!

    • CAROLINE GANN says:

      According to the statement from the police chief, I copied and pasted below, you also would be granted the same permit if eligible for it! I would think to do anything less would put the police officials in a pretty serious case of discrimination, don’t you?
      The chief’s statement is very specific to point out it was not a special situation and she was treated the same as any other citizen would have been!
      She was not granted the permit on the basis of her status as a congress member but on the basis that she was already a legal owner of the gun with a permit in her own state.

      “‘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.’”

  6. Carl Riehn says:

    Agree with Dc carry not in Congress

  7. PATTY says:

    CONGRATS LAUREN!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED IN AMERICA!!!!!!!! PEOPLE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND IS LEGAL???????? IT IS REALLY TOO BAD WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH AMERICANS TO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO TRUE AND LEGAL?????? TOO MANY ARE FRAUDS AND ILLEGAL??????
    AMERICA USE TO BE FREE AND LEGAL…….NOT ANY MORE!!!! NOW THERE ARE COMMUNIST???????????

  8. Bruce Wooden says:

    Why holly are you worried you might get shot for running your mouth ? Well I can’t blame you for that. You definitely have a serious case of diarrhea of the mouth!

  9. Holly Rose says:

    No one and I mean NO ONE has a right to carry a weapon that can injure or kill people especially in a room fill with people such as congress in session. Don’t worry however once HR 127 passes Boebert will come to a rude awakening that guns WILL BE OUTLAWED AND CONFISCATED!

    • RSREEDY says:

      Wishful thinking

    • Debra says:

      Holly Rose, You better pray for that NOT to happen!!

    • John says:

      Holly Rose. It’s people like you and all the damocraps and rino’s that want to take all of the gun’s so you can go out and kill someone with their gun’s and turn around and blame them for murder. Don’t work “BITCH”.

    • CAROLINE GANN says:

      Holly, are you insinuating that the capital police also should be disarmed?
      What about the marine officers and secret service members that protect the president should they be forced to do so without the benefit of a weapon even though any attack on the POTUS will undoubtedly involve a weapon?
      When responding to your screams for help as an armed intruder in your home is threatening to kill you, would you have a neighbor show up without the handgun he legally owns for protection?
      These questions are not meant as attacks but simply questions I think you should ask yourself before making such uncompromisable statements!
      The problem with ‘absolute’ statements is that they are ‘absolute’ and leave no room for an exception but since life is full of necessary exceptions absolutes do not exist and when they are forced they become dangerous!
      Do you know the two items that I would support the immediate removal of for the safety of this country and its people? They are the following two words… ‘ALWAYS’ and ‘NEVER’ both are words that are used in creating ‘ABSOLUTES’ and are far more dangerous than a concealed weapon!

      Consider this, please…
      In order for that congresswoman to carry her weapon, she must first…
      1. pass a strenuous background check to assure she is not a criminal, next…
      2. she must take and pass both written and field testing to assure she knows the laws that govern her use of a firearm, and finally…
      3. she must take and pass an additional test to carry a concealed firearm to assure she knows the additional requirements and responsibility she has to do so. Additionally…
      4. when she intends to travel into other states in the country or countries in the world she must also know and adhere to their laws regarding firearms!

      Unfortunately, for the people of this country none of these safeguards are in place as a requirement to be a congress member, nor are they required when congress members try to pass bills into law written without enough knowledge of the topic they address and armed with the deadly words I listed above which directly contradicts the constitution.

      There is no requirement of any educational instruction or training for the legal use of those two words that can destroy a constitution?
      But the possession of a tool that protects that very same constitution and requires evidence of successfully having and passing extensive knowledge, instruction, training, and testing in order to own or use is under attack and supported by people that I don’t think understand fully what they are supporting!

      I will end with just these two additional questions…
      1. If people are left without the right and means to defend themselves, who will they count on to protect them?
      2. Have you considered if the congresswoman had been present with her weapon those members that hid in terror would have been less traumatized if they felt that there was some kind of defense for them in the chamber?

    • Jen says:

      I have seen a lot of violence in my life, Only one of which was a gunshot. If anything that will kill people is outlawed then you need to cut off one hand of all humans. I have seen the two hands grab a bottle and then cut his brothers throat. I have seen some one take a tire iron to a neighbor and a shovel will do major damage as well. Lets not talk about knives or heck even vehicles. If you want murder to stop then make laws to punish the offenders not the law abiding public.

  10. Preston says:

    Congratulations on your win for your 2nd amendment rights. We need more people like you to stand up for our 2A rights against the Marxist Democrats and radical left. Now if we could impeach Biden and Harris this country would be in better shape. Joe Biden needs to be investigated for his involvement with the Chinese. Why have they dona millions to his museum? Payoff?

  11. gary arrington says:

    Well it is written somewhere that Congress shall pass no law restricting to kept an beat arms.shouldn need a premit

  12. paul says:

    Congradulations Lauren. You are truly a great person who stands by our 2nd amendment and do carry it in Washington proudly. You and others have that right.We need more people like you to go forward on this right.

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