H/T Bearing Arms.
D.C.Chief of Police Chief Robert Contee III must think Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is an idiot and will carry in violation of D.C.laws.
She was only sworn in this past weekend, but Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is already making her mark on the nation’s capitol with her public pronouncements about exercising her right to carry. Boebert made waves several weeks ago when she announced that she’d be carrying her gun inside the Capitol, as lawmakers (but not the general public) have been allowed to do since the 1960s, prompting nearly two dozen Democrats to demand that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi change the rules and disarm lawmakers.
Those anti-gun Democrats didn’t get their wish, but they did help to elevate Boebert’s profile in the media. This past weekend Boebert released a new video on social media where she discussed her plans to not only carry in the Capitol, but in D.C. itself, and reporters from media outlets like the Washington Post immediately headed for the fainting couch.
On Monday, the reaction came from police, not the press. The head of the Metropolitan Police Department told Politico that he plans on reaching out to the Colorado congresswoman to chat about her plans.
Chief Robert Contee III, when asked during a press conference about the newly elected Colorado lawmaker’s plan to carry a gun to the Capitol, said he wants to ensure that “she is aware of the what the laws of the District of Columbia are.”
“That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm,” Contee said.
I’m not sure why Contee assumed that Boebert was going to be violating the law when she said she planned on carrying. When Boebert joined me on Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co a few weeks ago, she was very open about the fact that she was in the process of obtaining her D.C. carry license.