‘I will carry my Glock to Congress’ | New GOP congresswoman advocates for bringing gun to Capitol

'I will carry my Glock to Congress' | New GOP congresswoman advocates for bringing gun to Capitol

Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) posted a video to Twitter that appeared to show her conceal carrying a gun while walking the streets of D.C. WASHINGTON — The 117th Congress was officially sworn into office on Sunday, and one of its freshman members wasted no time making headlines. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) posted a video to Twitter Sunday night proclaiming that she will carry a gun in D.C. and will bring it to work. The video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, appears to show Boebert strapping a gun to her hip before heading out the door for a walk around D.C. "Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights," Boebert said in the video. The video, titled "I will carry my Glock to Congress," is a nearly 3-minute montage of Boebert walking around the District in a blazer, jeans and heels, with numerous shots of the Capitol and federal buildings, explaining her position on gun rights. She cites D.C.’s homicide rate and violent crime stats as one of the reasons she feels the need to carry a gun. Beobert’s communications director, Ben Goldey, confirmed that the congresswoman was not carrying a gun during the video and that it was shot in multiple locations. "Being a member of Congress is pretty basic," Boebert said. "I don’t go to work in a motorcade or armored car. I don’t get police escorts […]

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