Boebert Is Mad at Capitol Police for Not Providing Her With a Gun-Storage Locker

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U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is relieved that members of Congress are allowed to carry firearms in Washington, despite the city’s gun ban, but she’s angry at the Capitol Police for not providing her with a way to store her gun while she’s on the floor of the House of Representatives, where guns are prohibited.

During her orientation for new House members, Boebert asked the Capitol Police if they’d provide a locker for her to store her gun while she’s voting in the House chamber.


After not getting a clear response, she asked if she could store her gun in the existing lockers used by the Capitol Police.

The police denied her request.

“Okay, so what am I supposed to do?” asked Boebert as she told this story Friday on Denver’s KNUS radio. “Am I supposed to put my firearm on the ground with a sticky note that says, ‘Please don’t touch. I’m going in here to vote, be right back?’ You know, if I’m going to be disarmed at this point, I need a way to store my firearm.”

Capitol regulations state that the “responsibility resides with the member” to store their weapons safely, according to a report by the Associated Press, quoting 2018 statements from the Capitol Police. The NRA broadly takes the same stance that gun owners are responsible for storage.

So, it’s expected that most Congresspeople who carry weapons at the Capitol store them in their offices while they’re casting votes or visiting the gun-free House floor.

But Capitol Police do not check to make sure lawmakers aren’t walking onto the House chamber with their guns, according to a former member of Congress quoted by the AP.

Boebert’s spokeswoman didn’t return an email asking if Boebert would secretly carry a gun onto the House chamber.

Boebert, who’s built a restaurant, Shooters Grill, and a persona around carrying a gun constantly, called the Capitol’s gun protocol “unclear and potentially dangerous.”

She even let a teenage server carry a gun in her diner, flouting Colorado gun law.

On the radio, she ridiculed a Democrat who tried in 2018 to ban Congresspeople from carrying guns at the Capitol.

Boebert is “grateful” for the “service and dedication” of the Capitol Police, but she doesn’t want to “assume that it’s their responsibility to protect” her, she said on KNUS.

“You know, why put their life in danger if I have the ability to protect my own life,” she explained.

She also said that she’s concerned about her own safety when she walks from her apartment to the Capitol in Washington DC, which has a violent-crime “pandemic.”

Boebert, who declined to talk to the Associated Press which first reported that she asked about carrying her gun at the Capitol, said on the radio that she “will be getting my concealed-carry permit, so I can get my firearms to D.C. and walk around with my firearm concealed.”

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18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Early Worm says:

    “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
    — Bertrand Russell

  2. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    First order of business = me and my gun

    Second order of business = me and my gun

    Third order of business…

  3. Meiner49er says:

    That gun is all she's got! Without it, her fundraising will dry up in a heartbeat. Of course, I wouldn't want to be near her when someone in DC draws on her, that can't end well (for Boebert). Either way, if I were on the Republican CD3 vacancy committee, I'd be planning on a meeting before November 2022.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Vacancy committee cannot fill US House seats. It is the only office which the constitution requires be filled by direct election only.

      Governor would need to call a special election. I'm sure legions of RWNJs would crawl out of the woodwork to run.

    • notaskinnycook says:

      I expect she, or at least her Congressional career, will come to some bad end sooner rather than later. I'll be surprised if she's still there in '22.

      • kwtree says:

        She does seem to be fundamentally dishonest with an entitled attitude about laws not applying to herself. I imagine the separation from her family will be difficult. And, she's not that bright, and not at all educated for the job she's  elected to. So yeah, not around long.

        • RepealAndReplace says:

          "And, she's not that bright, and not at all educated for the job she's  elected to."

          True but then again, dimness hasn't stopped Matt Gaetz (have gas mask, will travel), Louie Gohmert, and Ted Yoho from taking their seats in the House of Representatives.

          Perhaps she can join them in setting up the Stupid Low Information Members Caucus. 

  4. davebarnes says:

    Qbert is very Trumpian in that she needs to be in the news all the time spouting some bullshit.

  5. Genghis says:

    Damned wingnuts … always demanding free stuff.

  6. PKolbenschlag says:

    Just when we thought the Trump sh!t show was over, we get a little extra tail here in the Third. 

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      Sorry she's your rep, but at least there will be ample comic relief the next two years.

      • Duke Cox says:

        Small consolation. It is indicative of the inherent, and pervasive, willful ignorance that seems to go with the scenery.

        But..just look at the district and its history and it (the election of a cartoon character) becomes less shocking. Compromise is a dirty word around here. It is right and natural for the wealthy to run things. Corporations are people and gun-toting is Gods' commandment.

        After all…the Republican party has its own, private, college (masquerading as a university) right here in Grand Junction. In fact, they even built their own private "teaching" hotel on campus. The GOP has dominated the society and the economy in this area for so long, it seems no one can imagine it being otherwise.

        As for representation and governance, mediocrity and compliance rule the day. Authority is seldom challenged effectively here. The GOP owns the western slope. In order to succeed in Mesa county, one only needs to put an (R) after your name and do as Diane Schwenke and Tim Foster instruct you.


  7. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    "gun storage locker…." She's not capable of providing her own, or just using a back recess in a desk drawer in her office?

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