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REPORT: Shooters Grill Owner-Turned-Congresswoman Asks If She Can Carry on Capitol Grounds

By: Teresa Mull

GPM readers are well-aware of Lauren Boebert, the 33-year-old mother of four and owner of “Shooters Grill,” the restaurant where every waitress packs a gun, who won Colorado’s Third Congressional District in her first attempt at campaigning.

Now that Boebert is headed to Washington, D.C., she is asking that she be able to exercise her Second Amendment rights while on the job.

The AP reports:

Boebert asked Capitol Police officials about carrying her weapon when she and other House freshmen taking office in January were in town recently for orientation programs, according to two congressional officials. Both people — a Democrat and a Republican — spoke on condition of anonymity to describe her request.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki did not respond to a reporter’s questions about the department’s communications with Boebert and the number of lawmakers who carry firearms.

There is a law on the books stating lawmakers are prohibited from carrying firearms into the House chamber, but may have guns with them elsewhere. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), another friend of GPM, reminded his colleagues of the shooting that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in 2017.

"As soon as you leave the Capitol property, you are a target," Massie said.

It's also worth reminding readers that Kamala Harris, who has vowed to take away guns from the rest of us, has admitted that she, herself, is a gun owner. She told reporters not so long ago:

"I’m a gun owner. I own a gun for probably the same reason a lot of people do, for personal safety. I'm a former prosecutor."

Teresa Mull (teresa@gunpowdermagazine.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.

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