By: Teresa Mull
Our friend Lauren Boebert, owner of Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colorado, where every waitress packs a gun, and pistol-packing mom of four-turned representative, will co-chair Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus.
“The Second Amendment is more important now than ever before, but the far Left wants to take it away,” Boebert tweeted. “Rep. Thomas Massie and I are fighting back. We just launched the Second Amendment Caucus, which we will be Co-Chairing, to fight for your Constitutional rights.”
Boebert is, of course, a favorite of GPM. We highlighted her restaurant as part of our Second Amendment Spotlight series (see video below) and have been keenly following her journey from passionate citizen to elected leader.
Boebert, for those who don’t know, made headlines in September 2019 when she stood up to Beto O’Rourke at a townhall in Aurora, Colorado, telling Beto, “I am here to say: Hell no, you’re not [going to take our AR-15s, our AK-47s].”
From there, Boebert decided to take matters into her own hands. She ousted incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton, before defeating Diane Mitsch Bush to represent Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Boebert branded herself, among other things, as the antidote to the infamous “squad” of progressive women (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [AOC], Ilhan Omar, Ayanna, and Rashida Tlaib) wreaking havoc in Congress.
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. Politico reports:
Washington, D.C.’s police chief said Monday he intends to reach out to GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert about her intention to carry a Glock handgun in the city, which has strict limits oncarrying concealed firearms.
Boebert also recently released a video on social media explaining why she plans to carry her Glock in Washington, D.C., which you can watch here.
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.