(PatriotWise.com)- Lauren Boebert was only just sworn into her new role as a member of the House of Representatives, and she’s won her first victory already.
The new Republican congresswoman from Colorado wanted to carry a concealed weapon with her at the Capitol. She wrote a letter last week to leadership in the House urging them not to do away with an exemption that allows lawmakers to carry a firearm inside the Capitol building.
In that letter, she wrote:
“I refused to give up my Second Amendment rights. I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides. I will not let a bunch of gun-grabbing House Democrats take away my Constitutional right to protect myself.”
Boebert sent the letter in response to some Democratic members of the House seeking to change a 1967 rule that allows members of Congress to be exempt from the firearm ban within the Capitol. According to Fox News, Boebert’s letter “came three days after 21 Democratic lawmakers asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to change the 53-year-old rule to keep Boebert from carrying her gun into work.”
As Fox News wrote:
“On Saturday, it appeared Boebert scored a victory, as new rules unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not appear to include a Democrat-proposed ban on firearms in the Capitol.”
Boebert got her letter signed by 82 other Republican members of the House — both current ones and new ones who were taking office for the first time with her. Some of the more prominent signees include Mo Brooks from Arkansas, Dan Crenshaw from Texas, Matt Gaetz from Florida and Louie Gohmert from Texas.
The letter read:
“If Members can’t carry on Capitol grounds, they can’t protect themselves in D.C. while making their way to and from their offices to perform their official duties. The ‘last-mile’ transition of self-protection is critical. The current regulations provide transitional coverage once the Member is physically on campus. Changing the current regulations could create new problems and uncertainty for lawful carrying Members in terms of what to do with a firearm once the Member arrives at the Congressional Complex.
“Moreover, and most importantly, Members need to be able to protect themselves once the Member is in the public space/street and out of the protective care of the Capitol Police. If the current regulations are changed, the Member will be at risk of physical assault and real danger, especially after voicing views of his or her constituents that may not be held by others physically present in Washington, D.C.”
Boebert has been a consistent supporter of President Donald Trump. She is in favor of small government and of protecting people’s Second Amendment rights.
Before she even stepped into her new role in D.C., she already claimed one victory for the people she is representing.