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Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert has already triggered members of the House Democrat Caucus, and she hasn’t even been sworn in yet.

The Colorado entrepreneur and gun-rights enthusiast recently asked Capitol Police about carrying firearms in the Capitol Building. While the law prohibits the public from doing so, the Capitol Police Board has begun reviewing Boeboert’s request.

The review prompted criticism from some Democrats who argue that Boeboert’s determination to bring her signature Glock to work is needlessly provocative. Republicans contend that Boebert is within her rights. While the District of Columbia has among the strictest gun laws in the nation, the Capitol complex allows lawmakers to make their own rules since the building resides on federal land. Members of Congress are already allowed to bring registered firearms into the House and Senate office buildings adjacent to the Capitol.

Fox News reports:

“The Democrats are always up for stripping away our Constitutional rights and feel threatened when we simply want to exercise those rights,” Boebert told Fox News Wednesday. “I carry a firearm to protect myself and want to exercise my right to do so in one of the most dangerous cities in America. They want to take that right away from me. I look forward to helping make sure they can’t.”

At least 21 Democrats sent a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., asking that lawmakers be banned from carrying guns on all Capitol grounds.

California Rep. Jackie Speier, who survived multiple gunshot wounds during the Jonestown massacre, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., led the effort. They want the firearms ban included in the House rules package that lawmakers will have to vote on when the new Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3.

Currently, members of the public are prohibited from carrying guns at the Capitol, but lawmakers are exempt from the firearms ban because of a 1967 regulation. The Democrats say it’s time for lawmakers to be held to the same firearm rules as everyone else.


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de52
de52
9 months ago

Why is it always Dems who want to impose their will on everyone else? No one is forced to carry a firearm, but if this new Congressperson feels she needs the means to protect herself, that should be her choice — especially when it’s her constitutionally protected right. Dems will push for a woman’s right to kill an unborn child, but somehow being able to exercise 1st Amendment or 2nd Amendment rights can be stripped away, no problem? These tyrannical thugs have to be stopped!

Burke
Burke
9 months ago
Reply to  de52

“Feels the need to protect herself” in arguably the second-most secure building on earth. Brilliant. This is the same woman who supports QAnon and was against wearing masks to save lives. She’s an idiot and a menace. But she has the hallmark of all Republicans nowadays: Selfishness. “Liberty” = doing whatever the hell I want, cuz that’s my right, cuz ‘Merica!! If modernday Republicans were in charge during WWII, we’d all be speaking German. No sacrifice for anyone or anything. Pathetic.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Looks like we’re going to have to learn Chinese now

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

You are a little sheep, the Constitution was written to control the government and the 2nd amendment was to protect us from a Tire real

Roland
Roland
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike Johnson

Yes sir. YOU have is correct. Unfortunately you can actually receive a degree today without ever gaining much knowledge. Very sad. God bless you. Ignorance is ramped and totally astound myself and unfortunately doesn’t stand in court and many try wasting our time&monies. There needs to be a true great awakening.

Angie Spellman
Angie Spellman
9 months ago
Reply to  Roland

Amen.

Joanne
Joanne
9 months ago
Reply to  Roland

I’m sure there will be when president brings down the swamp fir the whole world to see. That’s when people will open their eyes and hopefully realize what was going on with the democrats in the pockets if China and wherever else.

Ted Dunn
Ted Dunn
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike Johnson

People like you make me sick. You are as brain dead as Plugs Biden.

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge
9 months ago
Reply to  Ted Dunn

What part of the constitution do you NOT understand Ted? Or just don’t like. M.J. was “Dead On” – Written to Limit the government –
“The constitution limits the power of the government while the Bill of Rights grants authority to the people”. “The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.”

Rand pope
Rand pope
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

What happened to, “ her body, her choice”. Why limit a woman’s right to choose what she feels is healthy for her? Oh ye hipocrites.

Roland
Roland
9 months ago
Reply to  Rand pope

It is her body but the creation inside IS NOT and along with it comes responsibility, oops hit a nerve there with some eigh. People NEED to be held accountable for their chosen actions. Too bad if results aren’t comfortable. Deal with it and get through it.

James Pierce
James Pierce
9 months ago
Reply to  Rand pope

Amen

mike
mike
9 months ago
Reply to  Rand pope

You are right it is her right to have unprotected sex, and be stupidly irresponsible ! however it is not her right to end the life of a human being that has the same rights ! Who is the real hypocrite here ?

Charles Eamello
Charles Eamello
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

To bad you dont know your facts one masks dont save lives more people who wore masks got covic than didnt wear masks and DC is the worst crime city next to new york. Do you know why because there is is no legal guns allowed in either city but that doesnt stop crominals from having guns so if i was going to DC or new york i would be bringing my gun

Roland
Roland
9 months ago

Right on!! This Covid thing is the biggest scam to ever be perpetrated on people. What’s worse is people comly without even asking questions. The positive is it’s exposing how ignorant and self centered out so called trusted leaders are. Sad sad sad. Glad you’re awake and asking questions. Blessings.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  Roland

Another right on

Dave
Dave
9 months ago
Reply to  Roland

So true. The ignorant follows without question. I can not wear a mask, so some very intelligent person said wear a face mask. If they would use a little common sense, they would know the virus will go around the opening. Not only that, you are still re-breathing your own oxygen. (Diluted) Also the only thing that it stops, is LARGE Spit droplets. Let mother nature heal, do the smart thing, clean hands, and keep from eyes, and nose.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago

Right On

Scotty
Scotty
9 months ago

Masks don’t save lives, guns do.

Jon Darcy
Jon Darcy
9 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

And that fact can be proven!

sam hill
sam hill
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Look pal, I had friends who sacrificed their lives so that you can utter such disrespect to those of us who simply want to exercise our right to bear arms. If you choose not to,thats on you,but don’t ever tell me I cannot exercise my rights or anyone’s right to anything that’s not unlawful.I’m sick and tired of Socialist Democrats telling me I cannot do anything they disapprove of.Keep it up bubba,and we will see who is or is not willing to stand up to Socialist.

Roland
Roland
9 months ago
Reply to  sam hill

Well stated and ditto your comments. Blessings to you.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  sam hill

Could not say it better

John sinner
John sinner
9 months ago
Reply to  sam hill

Totally absolutely agreed Sam Hill it all the twits out there like that & Allisa millano calling for defunding the police & then calling them when she thought she had an intruder on her GATED ESTATE.

Norman
Norman
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

I have a family member, 91 years old, who was in a skilled nursing facility for five months. The facility bragged that they had not had one case of covid for over six months. All the staff, 100%, wore masks, gloves, and sterile hospital clothing, 100% of the time. Finally, one of the staff tested positive. He was quarantined and stayed away from the building. Within one week 12 of the patients had developed Covid and two, including my relative, had died. The point is, masks, gloves, and the extremes the politicians and bureaucrats mandate do not work. A virus will find ways to infect, not matter what we do. I advocate keeping the elderly and scaredely away from public places, but those who want to assume the risk and be responsible for themselves should have the right to open their businesses and go to work. Herd immunity will only come with adequate exposure. If the modern Democrats had been in charge during world war 2, it would have been the Biblical apocalypse. Thank God they weren’t. It will be bad enough if they take the helm as a result of this fraudulent election.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  Norman

There was not a lockdown ever before. No lock down for the Hong Cong flu.

Cheryl Gehrke
Cheryl Gehrke
9 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

THe lockdown was done for one purpose and that is so the democrats would be able to cheat and lie and steal the election. It is absolutely disgusting.

Rosa Reo
Rosa Reo
9 months ago
Reply to  Cheryl Gehrke

you got that right!

mike
mike
9 months ago
Reply to  Rosa Reo

It is simply a dress rehearsal in becomming a third world country ! Welcome To The USSA !

Roland
Roland
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke, get educated and get a life. Your ignorance is astounding and just because you have opinions that doesn’t mean they should be forced upon others. You are what’s wrong with our nation today. Take a good look at what you said about selfishness & ignorance as it’s suits you perfectly.

Thomas Blackwell
Thomas Blackwell
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Stupid is as Stupid does you fit that quite well.

od39@outlook.com
9 months ago

You cant Fix STUPIS

James Pierce
James Pierce
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke, You are so very foolishly wrong you are laughably silly. It is the “modern day” demonRATS who will cave to any foreign power because the hate our Republic for being the greatest country ever. They believe in dragging us down into socialism so they can be in charge of everything we do in our lives.

Janet Roberts
Janet Roberts
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Demacrats think no one has rights except themselves. You want to kill babies because that’s a womans choice.. right.. So protecting our 2nd amendment is all Americans rights. My choice is carry my gun,. You dont like guns, dont buy one

Elizabeth Bartolf
Elizabeth Bartolf
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

That’s just a bunch of BS! I support her right to stand her ground! Why do the democrats always feel they have a right to push against a legal persons 1st and 2nd amendment rights? She is not threatening anyone by legally carrying if she feels the need to do so! It’s ok to kill the unborn up to and even after birth, but not for a legal person to be able to protect herself! Maybe she is making an important statement! Criminals will always get the guns! We law abiding citizens deserve the right to protect themselves, matter where they are!

od39@outlook.com
9 months ago

I served in the NAVY to Preserve her Rights . Not to vote in a Stupid Demented old man to Take away our Fundamentally Rights to Bear arms and protect your self!! so l;ike it or go to china now and LEARN Maderan

Rod
Rod
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

You, sir, are ignorant and a hypocrite.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Boy do have a wrap mind

Dwayne Hale
Dwayne Hale
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

From the mouth of an idiot that calls others their own mental short comings.

Ice
Ice
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke you must be a DIMMOCRAT ! Only a DIMMOCRAT would feel the way you do and say the things you say. Do you have the ability to defend yourself and family ? or you the type that depends on GOVERNMENT to protect you and yours if so you are in for a rude awakening !

Ron Matthews
Ron Matthews
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke, you are a fool, especially if you depend on someone else to preserve your life. Prime example JFK surrounded by police and Secret Service in Dallas.

od39@outlook.com
9 months ago
Reply to  Ron Matthews

Burke thinks Pelosi’s is GOD .. I SAY god Help the Fool

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

You idiot leftist democrat communist

DianeLynn
DianeLynn
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

From the article all legislators can carry weapons in their office complexes so if she prefers to be armed while there and then walks over to the House building is she supposed to disarm herself each and every time?
The real selfish person is one who would deny me of my constitutional rights; one who would steal them from me.

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Your lack of history knowledge is showing. There have been several attacks against members of Congress while in the Capitol. Look it up.

Cheryl Gehrke
Cheryl Gehrke
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Please tell me what have the democrats sacrificed. all they do is tear down and destroy this wonderful country. If they are left in charge, this country will be a communist country before long. And wearing masks. Ha. Wearing masks have been proven to do nothing but they make us still wear them despite the fact that they are harmful to people who have difficulties breathing. And what are we doing to China who started this whole crap in the first place. The Democrats cheated and got rid of the only president who stood up to China and senile Biden is going to give them more money and more power. Oh my dad who is a strong republican marched in the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner for 4 years. Got his teeth knocked out and weighed 84 pounds when he was rescued by the Marine Rangers. Unfortunately he is not with us anymore but fortunately he has gone to his reward and didn’t have to see the country that he fought for and almost gave his life for get turned to communism and run by a bunch of snowflake weenies.

Lisa
Lisa
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

It’s democrats that cram their beliefs down peoples throats. I think the idiot and menace is you! Democrats are nothing but cowards if any war breaks out since none of these idiots own guns won’t be much of a fight.

Joe Phelps
Joe Phelps
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Right burke so now we will speak chinese. You know I fought for 8 years in the military for the right to everyone’s opinion but certainly not to remove the constitution or act stupid. Join the military and do something for the country except whine

S. L.
S. L.
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

U R just another HATEFUL SOCIALIST wanting to control others by denying them their Constitutional Rights and by calling those with different views names and by trying to intimidate them. By your own definition, you are a BULLY!

Jon Darcy
Jon Darcy
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

You said it “it is her RIGHT” to have a firearm to protect herself. How is it you think that “YOU” have the right to DENY someone else’s right. She does not have to obey what you or anyone else thinks is her right. If you think it somehow restricts or endangers your rights then have the legislators change the law. Not a judge or a governor or president by declaration or anyone else!

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke, spoken like a true demorat who has zero regard for the 2nd Amendment.

mike
mike
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Harry Truman was a democrat and did what he wanted, at the end of WW2 he ended the war with japan with two atomic bombs ! And in responce to your wearing masks, Covid 19 is a microbe even if the mask was a form fit mask it would still do nothing to prevent covid from leaving or entering, let me explain, if you can fart through your underwear and your blue jeans and smell it and offend everyone in the same room in about 2 seconds, what kind of an idiot would truly believe that these so called life saving masks could possibly work ?

Kevin
Kevin
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Man, you are really swilling that Kool-Aid! You’re going to drown in it, if you’re not careful.

Liberal Stomper
Liberal Stomper
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

What a moronic sheep you are, If you only had a brain………….well maybe not.

johnw1120
johnw1120
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

“in arguably the second-most secure building on earth.” Right there you show your ignorance, ANYTIME one is complacent enough to believe that kind of BS, just like gun free zones are a joke, is when terror strikes. Remember the whole “churches are so safe line, how well is that working out for you?

Liberal Stomper
Liberal Stomper
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

By the way snowflake Republicans were in charge during WW11 THATS WHY WE WON ! Get out of your mommy ‘s basement and read a real history book. Demonrats were in charge of Korea and Vietnam which we lost both big time just like whopping ass in the mu-slime nations and then obummer steals the election and sells us out and we got what? Isis thats what and they were winning until a real man and leader gets elected and no more isis case closed lemming!

Manny
Manny
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

No one can be a bigger menace than an idiot like you who want to destroy the constitution.

kunling
kunling
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Since you’re insulting a hulluva lot of people and speaking of idiots and menaces, the entire left-wing fraudulent, crooked, thieving communsts, you included Dork, are a national disgrace and should be declared domestic terrorists based on your support for communist/marxist criminal, looter, and arsonst organizations BLM and ANTIFA, both of which really ARE domestic terrorist operations whose members should all be rounded up and jailed for crimes committed in communist run cities. BTW, Dork, I’m a huge 2nd Amendment supporter and I support Congresswoman Boebert’s right to carry on the job, especially since she will have to be in the midst of left-wing communst crooks and criminals.

Also, genius, masks made of any kind of woven material DO NOT afford any kind of protection for anyone. If you did a little bit of research you might discover the size of the COVID-19 virons is 1/1000 the thickness of a human hair and it’s virtually impossible to contain them with most masks currently on the market, plus they are airborne and floating all around in the environment, therefore social distancing is also USELESS despite the pronounciations of Fauci and Birx.

J Graham
J Graham
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

I can tell that you have consumed to Kool-aid. She is against being forced to wear masks. Out here in the West, we know that our rights end at the end of our nose. We also know that you are not the boss of me.

Susan
Susan
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

John Adams said: “The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms,” End of discussion!

Larryrantx
Larryrantx
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

The FACTS are that a REPUBLICAN was in charge of ALL Allied forces during WWII in Europe, 5 Star General of the Armies (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Burke -the Capital Building is only secure as those watching it! + the dems have been making a fuss since 2018 on this issue – W.P. 5 Dec 2018- “House Democrats are looking to roll back a little-known, five-decade-old Capitol Hill regulation that allows members of Congress to keep guns in their offices and carry them around the Capitol grounds.” Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert is just their latest excuse. If I remember correctly in a older news story, there are already 5 members carrying that they know of, and maybe more. Capitol Police won’t say how many, just that there are.

John sinner
John sinner
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

You absolutely have to be the most brain weak person walkin, take that post of hers & tur it around in yr case make her a demoturd & then let’s see what your opinion is.

Phillip sanderson
Phillip sanderson
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

One of the most pathetic and stupid comments I have heard lately.

Steve stevemacmillan
Steve stevemacmillan
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Obviously a liberal AH &!!!

Parker
Parker
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

An idiot and a menace…only to you.

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
9 months ago
Reply to  Burke

Your the indoctrinated idiot. Believing what CNN lies about. MSM is complicit. Democrats are NWO terrorists. Masks do zero.

min
min
9 months ago
Reply to  de52

Well I so agree with that!

paul st
paul st
9 months ago
Reply to  de52

Not only try to impose their will but also want to punish everyone . Punish you for not voting their way , punish you for what you say , punish you for the way you think . Strip Americans of their Freedom is what they seem to like the most .

od39@outlook.com
9 months ago

To Bad Tara Reid did not have a Clock when Biden Put his Bony fingers in to Tara where she should have broke his finger or have blown his Pitiful ass down the Hall ! our country would not ne going thru all this democratic crooked Shit now !!

Timbuktu58
Timbuktu58
9 months ago

Sniffing hair is one thing.
Like a rabid *** he went poking and exploring in the wrong place.
Too bad, one of the Marshalls did not ask him to meet in the parking lot.
How fortuitous for the Nation that would have been.

Timbuktu58
Timbuktu58
9 months ago

“The Democrats say it’s time for lawmakers to be held to the same firearm rules as everyone else.”
By all means. But then apply this philosophy to everything else.
How about a simple legislation stating “The Senate and the House of Representative shall not pass any laws that shall exclude its applicability to themselves, and that al such existing exclusions shall be considered null and void upon passage and this bill becoming law with the signature of the President of the United States of America.”

This can then be followed by multiple individual item bills that would:
(1) Terminate continuation of all benefits upon leaving the office, including the continuation of pay in the form of pension(after all they claim to be therefor their love of public service).
(2) Incorporate private sector practice of converting all pension plans to 401(k)plans.
(3) Lawmakers should be entitled to COBRA coverage of health insurance needs upon leaving office.
(4) Modify the pay structure to represent lawmakers receiving no more than 10% above the median income of their constituents.

In addition, all future legislation should clearly identify impact on any existing laws and certify that it does not duplicate effort required under another law.

Richard Grana
Richard Grana
9 months ago
Reply to  Timbuktu58

Very well done.
We can always hope that this will be enacted.

hugo wambhichi
hugo wambhichi
9 months ago
Reply to  Timbuktu58

Amen—they (the politicians) need to live by the rules they impose on their employers (taxpayers ) typical pelosi I don’t like it so you can’t have it

mikeinco
mikeinco
9 months ago
Reply to  hugo wambhichi

The Dems are such hypocrites, they get to pick and chose which laws apply to them, just like what facts are real to them. Those a**hats are so out of touch with reality its laughable but it ain’t real funny.

Roland
Roland
9 months ago
Reply to  Timbuktu58

Well stated!!! But elites think we work and are subject to them. Foolish ignorant don’t realize THEY are OUR representatives & are there to serve US. One thing for sure COS is gaining traction and needs be used!! Blessings.