‘I will carry my Glock to Congress’ | Rep. Boebert granted DC concealed carry permit

'I will carry my Glock to Congress' | Rep. Boebert granted DC concealed carry permit

In January, Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) posted a video to Twitter that inferred she was carrying a gun while walking the streets of DC. WASHINGTON — After going viral in a Twitter video last month definitively proclaiming she would "carry [her] Glock to Congress," freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has been issued a concealed carry permit by DC Police, according to Acting Chief Robert Contee. "A concealed carry permit was issued in that case," Contee said in a press conference Thursday. While members of Congress are exempt from federal legislation banning guns on the Capitol grounds, open carry is illegal in D.C. for all citizens and conceal carry licenses from other states are not recognized. District of Columbia Concealed Carry Pistol Licenses are only issued after a firearms training course, approved by DC Police, has been completed. Boebert posted the now-viral video to Twitter on Jan. 3 proclaiming that she would carry a gun in D.C. and bring it to work. The video, which has been viewed more than 6 million times, 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. Contee noted that while the video made it look like Boebert was carrying a weapon — the opening scene showed her strapping a gun to her hip before walking out the door — he did not have reason to believe she unlawfully carried a weapon in […]

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