Congresswoman packing heat tells DC police chief she has followed district rules

Congresswoman packing heat tells DC police chief she has followed district rules


Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, who is quickly gaining prominence as a member of Congress who plans to carry her gun on Capitol Hill, says she’s aware of the District of Columbia’s strict firearms laws and has abided by them.

Boebert, on Tuesday, in a television interview, sought to make Washington’s Metropolitan Chief of Police Robert Contee aware that she knows the District’s firearm laws after he said he wanted to discuss the issue with her. Boebert, who took office Sunday representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, says she previously passed D.C.’s required concealed carry firearm courses.

“I will have and will be able to carry here in Washington, D.C., so this is something that I am well ahead on,” Boebert told Fox and Friends Tuesday morning.

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Boebert last year beat a 10-year incumbent in the Republican primary and easily won the general election in her Western Colorado district. She’s won local fame in recent years as owner of

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