Pelosi Backs Down, Allowing Lauren Boebert to Carry a Gun in the Capitol

Lauren Boebert (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)
Lauren BoebertLauren Boebert (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

Members of Congress enjoy many perks. Among them is the right to carry a firearm even when in the convention halls. But a group of Democrats set out to change that after a gun rights advocate publicly announced her intention to take advantage of this advantage.

Lauren Boebert won her congressional race in Colorado in November. She later made headlines across the country when she announced that she wanted to bring her GLOCK to work every day. That didn’t go well with the Den-Mother of the House and a handful of radical Democrats.

Why do Democrats want to change this generation-old policy that allows members to wear it? “Ultimately, the current regulations pose an unnecessary risk to members of Congress, their staff, members of the Capitol Police and visitors to the Capitol grounds,” they wrote in a letter.

To push this back, 83 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter denying Pelosi’s plans to end the hidden advantage for Congressmen. Planet Free Will News has the story.

More than 80 members of the House of Representatives are campaigning against a Democratic plan to end the lawmakers’ right to carry firearms on Capitol Hill premises under current regulations.

The effort is led by Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who says she refuses to give up her ability to carry a firearm while in the criminal District of Columbia.

“I refuse to give up my rights to the second amendment,” Boebert said in a statement, adding:

“I am a 5 foot, 100 pound mother with four children and I will go to work and serve in one of the most dangerous cities in America. I decide to do all I can to defend my family and my life The Constitution provides. I am not going to let a bunch of weaponized House Democrats take away my constitutional right to protect myself. “

The Colorado representative’s request to allow heat packs to continue was joined by 82 other members, including Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz and Dan Crenshaw.

Boebert recognized the support of her congressional colleagues.

21 Democrats wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi asking her to stop me from running Capitol Hill.

I choose to defend my family and my life with all the might the Constitution offers.

I am honored that 82 of my colleagues have decided to stand with me.

– Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 1, 2021

Unfortunately, the majority party in the house makes the rules. So you wouldn’t expect harshly worded letters from minority members, no matter how persuasive they may be, to prevent Democrats from enacting this change to deprive members of the right to hold and bear arms.

But Boebert seems to have somehow prevailed. At least for now. As reported by Fox News. . .

On Saturday, Boebert appeared to have won a victory as the new rules revealed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not appear to include a Democrat-proposed ban on firearms in the Capitol.

Imagine that.

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