Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was just recently sworn in to office, but she already has the attention of DC’s Metropolitan Police Chief, just because she plans to exercise her Second Amendment rights.
When asked about Boebert’s plan to carry a gun to the Capitol on Monday, Chief Robert Contee III said there are “plans to reach out to Congresswoman’s office to make sure she is aware of the what the laws of the District of Columbia are, what the restrictions are.”
Certainly it's an unusual move.
Boebert appeared on Fox & Friends Tuesday and responded to the chief’s comments.
“Yesterday was the newly appointed chief of police very first day on the job. He was just appointed on Saturday - and that's his first order of business is to come after a 34-year-old woman who wants to protect herself in this dangerous city here in our nation's capitol,” Boebert said.
“I have gone through the conceal carry courses that Washington, D.C. requires to obtain a concealed carry permit. And I think it's very interesting that he wants to ensure that I understand Washington, D.C.'s firearm laws. Maybe I should make a video announcing that I plan to drive a car in Washington, D.C. and then the chief of police will say that he is going to inform me of Washington, D.C.'s traffic laws.
Is this what he does to everyone who comes into the District of Columbia? Inform each and every person of their laws? I don't think so.”