Incoming Freshman Republican representative Lauren Boebert wants to exercise her rights as an American citizen and carry her weapon when she is on Capitol Hill, and Democrats have already run to Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi to demand that Boebert be barred from carrying her weapon when in the Nations capitol.
Boebert posted on Twitter:
Boebert’s office released the following letter saying she refuses to give up her rights.
RIFLE, Colo.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement after leading 83 Members and Member-Elects of Congress in an effort to block a gun grab recently proposed by House Democrats: “I refuse 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.” Gun Owners of America Senior Vice President Erich Pratt stated, “Millions of Americans go to work every day while carrying firearms for self-defense. So why shouldn’t Members of Congress or their staff be able to do the same? Criminals won’t follow the laws, and they will always manage to get their hands on weapons, regardless of the restrictions in place.” In their letter, the 83 Members and Member-Elects stated: “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.” Background: Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert (CO-03) is a tireless defender of the Second Amendment. In the 117th Congress, the Congresswoman-Elect will Co-Chair the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus with U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie. Currently, Members of Congress are allowed to carry firearms within the U.S. Capitol Complex as a result of U.S. Capitol Police Board’s regulations and 40 U.S.C. § 5104. The current regulations allowing Members of Congress to carry have helped protect these Members and their Second Amendment rights since 1967. Recently, 21 Democratic Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking them to include “a provision in the Rules package directing the Capitol Police Board to ensure that Member of Congress may not possess firearms on Capitol grounds.” The House of Representatives is expected to take up the House Rules Package during the week of January 4, 2021. In response to the House Democrats proposed gun grab, Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert wrote and led a letter signed by 83 current Members and Member-Elects of Congress slamming this dangerous and short-sighted proposal and advocating for the current regulations that allow Members of Congress to carry in the Capitol Complex and protect themselves to remain in place. The 83 Members and Member-Elects of Congress that signed Congresswoman-Elect Boebert’s letter include: Ralph Abraham, M.D., Kelly Armstrong, Brian Babin, James R. Baird, Jim Banks, Cliff Bentz, Jack Bergman, Andy Biggs, Dan Bishop, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Ken Buck, Tedd Budd, Tim Burchett, Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Kat Cammack, Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Madison Cawthorn, Ben Cline, Michael Cloud, Andrew S. Clyde, James Comer, Dan Crenshaw, Scott DesJarlais, Byron Donalds, Jeff Duncan, Neal Dunn, Pat Fallon, Randy Feenstra, Michelle Fischbach, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Bob Good, Lance Gooden, Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., Marjorie Greene, Mark E. Green, M.D., H. Morgan Griffith, Andy Harris, M.D., Diana Harshbarger, Yvette Herrell, Jody Hice, Richard Hudson, Ronny Jackson, Bill Johnson, Dusty Johnson, Jim Jordan, Fred Keller, Steve King, Doug LaMalfa, Doug Lamborn, Robert E. Latta, Billy Long, Nancy Mace, Thomas Massie, Brian Mast, Lisa C. McClain, Mary Miller, Alex Mooney, Barry Moore, Markwayne Mullin, Gregory F. Murphy, M.D., Dan Newhouse, Ralph Norman, Jay Obernolte, Burgess Owens, August Pfluger, Scott Perry, Bill Posey, Guy Reschenthaler, Matt Rosendale, Chip Roy, John H. Rutherford, Austin Scott, Adrian Smith, Jason Smith, Victoria Spartz, W. Gregory Steube, Thomas P. Tiffany, Tim Walberg, Randy Weber, Don Young. Gun Owners of America, the National Rifle Association and the Conservative Partnership Institute all support Congresswoman-Elect Boebert’s letter. On July 24, 1998, a gunman entered through a Member and employee entrance on the Eastside of the Capitol with a six-shot revolver. When the metal detector alarm went off, the gunman shot a Capitol Police Officer in the back of the head and then fled to a corridor filled with several House leadership offices while engaging in a shootout. The gunman was shot and apprehended after entering the office of then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Tragically, two Capitol Police Officers died during the 1998 shooting. On June 14, 2017, at a practice session attended by 24 Members of Congress at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, a gunman opened fire on the Members and engaged in a ten-minute shootout with officers from the Capitol Police. Thanks to the quick actions of the officers that day the only causality was the gunman. However, then U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was critically injured and nearly lost his life. The three Capitol Police officers present at the practice were assigned to protect Whip Scalise who, due to his House leadership position, had a full-time security detail. Had these heroes not been there, the 24 Members of Congress present at the practice would have been unguarded and it’s likely several more would have been critically injured or even killed. Members of Congress are public figures often in the national spotlight. Accordingly, they can fall target to random and senseless act of violence. Given the current political environment and previous attacks on Members of Congress, now is not the time to disarm them and make changes to existing regulations that have helped protect them for more than 50 years.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is fighting back against critics who insulted her for her Zoom conference background.
Boebert virtually appeared at a House Natural Resources Committee meeting on Thursday, with a display of guns on a bookshelf behind her in her home. The gun haters thought she made them less safe by having weapons in her house on a video screen. Democrats seriously need to start electing smarter people.
Business Insider reported that critics made fun of the freshman Congresswoman saying that her guns were in a condition of unsafe storage. Boebert fought back saying, “These are ready for use.”
Boebert chided the House Natural Resources Committee rule prohibiting firearms in its hearing room, even when it’s from their own home in a virtual online meeting, saying, “This rule is absurd and discriminative.” She’s absolutely right. She continued. “This is a blatant violation of our constitutional rights.”
Trust me, nobody else in that meeting who complained gives a damn about Constitutional rights. They’re all a bunch of tyrants.
From the perspective of “up yours,” the freshman Congresswoman asked the committee to issue her a “personal security detail” if the committee was going to enforce the rule.
“I would like to request at this time personal security detail that the chairman pays for himself, for every time I’m stepping into the committee room,” she said. “If this is passed, the chairman is trying to take responsibility for my personal safety while stripping away my Second Amendment rights.”
Naturally, the House Natural Resources Committee upheld the ban and she got no security detail.
Business Insider pointed out that a 1967 regulation stipulates that members of Congress can keep guns in their offices and may transport them around the Capitol with the exception of the House and Senate floors. Boebert, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and others complained that the regulation is a restriction that infringes on the Second Amendment.
A Democratic spokesperson told Business Insider, “As far as we’re concerned, we’re not doing anything new here. We’re restating existing policy.” Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA.) mocked Boebert on Thursday over her “gun fetish.”
So, restating an existing policy that has violated the Second Amendment for 54 years is fine?
“Here’s the reality, if someone wants to have a shrine to their gun fetish as a Zoom backdrop in their private life, they can do it. But this is our hearing room. And at some point, we will get past the COVID epidemic and we’ll all start showing up in person. And our safety and our ability to conduct business civilly without feeling threatened is a relevant consideration, unfortunately,” he said snarkily.
This nimrod is mistaking a member of Congress trying to make a point about Constitutional rights for a gun fetish. Someone should send him a copy of the Second Amendment. Representative Boebert has a Bill of Rights fetish that Huffman should try sometime.
Representative Jason Crow (D-CO), a veteran, took to social media to insult Boebert.
“Let’s call this what it is — a political stunt. I never stacked guns on a bookshelf when at war, let alone on a Zoom in my living room. Unless you’re on patrol in Afghanistan, this is the right way to store a gun.”
Apparently, this moron doesn’t know the difference between being at war and on a virtual Zoom meeting. The “political stunt” is to point out how Democrat tyrants are crushing our Constitutional rights. Right now they are preparing legislation geared to end your gun rights.
Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) also took to social media and tweeted about the virtual background that hurts her feelings.
“I always thought my dirty dishes piled up and accumulating bacteria were the most dangerous thing in a Zoom background.”
How are her dirty dishes dangerous to others in a virtual Zoom meeting? Are these clowns seriously trying to get people to believe they can be harmed by things through a monitor? Who votes for morons like this?
After experiencing a large amount of criticism, Boebert shot back [pun intended] at a Twitter user who accused the Congresswoman for having “unsafe gun storage.”
“Who says this is storage? These are ready for use.”
On Thursday, Democrat Joe Biden took the opportunity to discredit the US Constitutional power by marginalizing amendments, and he did so on a historically important date; the anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which banned slavery in America. The mainstream media said nothing at all about it. Black Lives Matter said nothing at all.
“[Constutitional amendments] are phony arguments, suggesting these are Second Amendment Rights or rights at stake for what we are talking about, but no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” Democrat Joe Biden said at a press conference on Thursday in defense of his Exectuvite Orders on control of gun owners.
Joe Biden saying the Second Amendment is a “phony argument” – which about sums up his view of the Constitution in general pic.twitter.com/dKL0TP7lId
US House member from Colorado, Lauren Boebert, took notice of Biden’s statements and emphasized Biden’s insensitivity, especially at a time when American media is in search of anything rooting out racism in America.
Biden, who claims to champion all Black Americans, is aparently ignorant of the fact that he made his comments on the day of historical importance for Black Americans. Thursday is also the day that marks the anniversary of the 13 Amendment to the Constitution, which permanently banned slavery. And on this day in history, April 8, 2021, Joe Biden stated no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. Just imagine if Trump had said those words on this day,” Boebert wrote.
And on this day in history, April 8, 2021, Joe Biden stated no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. Just imagine if Trump had said those words on this day. https://t.co/mhaROukXG1
Boebert was reacting to a post made by Documentary Film Maker, Eroll Weber who posted, “On this day in history, April 8, 1864, the U.S. Senate passed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which permanently bans slavery in America. The 13th Amendment was passed 38-6 with 100% support from Republicans-30 senators-along with 4 Democrats and 4 third-party.”
DOES THIS SOUND ABSOLUTE TO YOU?
13th Amendment Amendment XIII
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
WHY DOESN’T BIDEN KNOW THAT?
Of course, America has grown accustomed to politicians like Biden who grab power for themselves while destroying citizens’ power.
Conservatives and populists did notice the power grab by Biden.
Since Amendments are no longer absolute, let’s all ignore the 16th Amendment and stop paying Federal income taxes.
It is a leftist’s dream to change the US Constitution, yes. Can they change our rights? Yes. They can, they have, and they will again because there is no opposition to stop them that has been effective.
American voters are often confused about what their rights are. So- here is a primer.
U.S. Constitutional Amendments
The United States Constitution is often referred to as a “living document” that grows and changes as society moves forward. And no matter a person’s view on constitutional interpretation, there’s no doubt that amendments to the Constitution have changed the course of the American legal system. The first ten amendments became known as the Bill of Rights, which includes many of the freedoms we associate so closely with the United States – such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. These constitutional rights protect the lives of individuals from interference by the government. See below for the text of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, as well as annotations providing case law and historical context.
TO SEE YOUR RIGHTS AS OUTLINED BY THE US CONSTITUTION, GO HERE. IF YOU LIKE THEM-VOTE!
Democrat Joe Biden will take Executive Action on his Gun Control measures, claiming to not be willing to wait for Congress, and on Wednesday Night he released a fact sheet of what his order would be demanding.
Biden’s plan will be Expanding “Red Flag Laws” which is a playground of revenge and dominance for the left, and is what most Americans are worried about, considering the left’s pattern for lying.
“The new “RedFlaglaws” they are proposing to make it possible for a disgruntled ex or anyone else to call law enforcement and have your guns taken away on a whim,” one person posted, reflecting a general attitude by many.
Biden’s planned pick for ATF director is a fierce advocate for gun control. David Chipman currently serves as a senior policy adviser at the gun control organization led by Gabby Giffords.
Expansion for “community violence intervention” is concerning, considering the amount of control the left demands to have over Americans.
“And the gun grab begins. This week, Biden… -nominated a gun control lobbyist for ATF director -pushed red flag laws -created a plan to seize lawful property -proposed 6 gun control executive actions The Second Amendment is being trampled, and I won’t stand for it,” US House Member Lauren Boebert from Colorado posted on Twitter.
Katie Pavlich made a number of posts on Twitter.
White House is pushing Biden's "infrastructure" spending bill as part of his executive action on gun control pic.twitter.com/FoG5DqyKKU
“The reason homicides are up is due to a lack of prosecution and incarceration for violent crime. Insane,” Katie Pavlich of Townhall wrote, also posting a connection between the massive infrastructure spending and money for gun control,” Pavlich wrote.
And here it is, the press release in full:
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic. The recent high-profile mass shootings in Boulder – taking the lives of 10 individuals – and Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals, including six Asian American women – underscored the relentlessness of this epidemic. Gun violence takes lives and leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country, even when it is not on the nightly news. In fact, cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides, violence that disproportionately impacts Black and brown Americans. The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm.
President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. Last month, a bipartisan coalition in the House passed two bills to close loopholes in the gun background check system. Congress should close those loopholes and go further, including by closing “boyfriend” and stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to possess firearms, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own.
But this Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps – fully within the Administration’s authority and the Second Amendment – to save lives. Today, the Administration is announcing the following six initial actions:
The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.
President Joe Biden delivered a speech where he outlined his plan to “get back to normal” on the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdowns. In his first prime-time speech, Biden who walked down that never-ending hallway looking more like he was an old drunk searching for a bathroom than the president of the United States, teased that Americans might be allowed to gather in “small groups” by the Fourth of July. Gee, thanks, Uncle Joe!
Folks, this was a very serious moment that should not be overlooked or taken lightly. Liberals think old Joe was giving hope, but he was setting up the scene for never-ending lockdowns. He was telling the American people that they will need permission from the federal government if they want to gather with family and/or friends on the Fourth of July, otherwise known as Independence Day. Many people ripped him for his words.
“I need every American to do their part, and that’s not hyperbole,” Biden said during his televised speech. “I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn and when you can find an opportunity, and to help your family, your friends, your neighbors get vaccinated as well.”
What happens to some people if they don’t want to get vaccinated for religious, or medical, or even political reasons? It’s still America, right? Wrong.
“If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the Fourth, there’s a good chance,” Biden said, “you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your back yard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together.”
Did you hear that? There’s a good chance you can celebrate your freedom on Independence Day.
“July Fourth with your loved ones is the goal, but a goal, a lot can happen,” Biden forewarned. “Conditions can change. The scientists have made clear that things may get worse again as new variants of the virus spread. We’ve got work to do to ensure that everyone has confidence in the safety and effectiveness of all three vaccines.”
That’s just it. The science does not make it clear. He’s making it up, just like how he made up most of his speech where he tried to cancel former President Donald Trump by trashing him with lies about how Trump handled the pandemic and Biden took credit for the vaccines.
The official Twitter account for the POTUS wrote, “If we all do our part, then by July 4th, there’s a good chance folks will be able to gather with family and close friends to celebrate Independence Day.”
Did you ever think you would live to see the day that an American president would say something like that?
The White House COVID-19 Response Team added, “By May 1st, every adult in this country will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but we all have to do our part: Get your shot and help the people you know get theirs, and by July 4th, the President says we may be able to get together with loved ones to celebrate Independence Day.”
Are you paying attention? They said by May 1st you will be “eligible” for a vaccine.
The contention that Americans might be allowed to gather on Independence Day, the irony escapes this White House, was mocked on Twitter by many users.
Republican Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) declared, “If you’re waiting for permission from the chief executive to celebrate Independence Day with your family, you clearly don’t grasp the concept of Independence.”
Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) offered, “Here’s an idea, Mr. President: Freedom.”
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) asked the question, “If every willing person in America is vaccinated for #COVID19 by May, as POTUS has said, why put our lives on hold till July the 4th?”
Greg Kelly host of Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports” pointed something out that no Biden supporter probably even knows.
“Did BIDEN mention TRUMP? The one who made the vaccine possible ? I missed that part of the “speech”——did he? #Biden“
Actress, filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author Alana Stewart summed it up well.
Democrats are very busy in DC protecting themselves from the American people and scheming how to shut the American people out of government as much as possible by building a wall around important parts of Washington DC for their exclusive use while using taxpayer-funded soldiers to protect their corrupted handling of public affairs.
“A Democrat appointed ‘task force’ has issued a report recommending a permanent military security force be stationed around Capitol Hill,” Reported The Summit News.
Republican Representative Ted Budd from North Carolina posted on Twitter Monday about the military zone around DC, pointing out the hypocrisy of the Democrat party who have flung open the gates around the US Border to allow a massive influx of migrants into the country.
“It has been 8 weeks since Jan6th by Congress is still hiding behind this barbed wire, and we are even hearing reports that Speaker Pelosi has plans to even enhance the fencing that is going to go around the Capitol complex and that is unreal. House Democrats are turning this complex into a permanent fortress. You know the Chinese Communist Party gives its citizens more freedom in their Tiananmen Square than Democrats give Americans in Washington. It is unacceptable, and it has to stop. So I am calling on Speaker Pelosi to order the removal of this fencing. Enough is enough. It is time to reopen our country and reopen our capitol,” Budd said.
Budd calls on radical Anti-American Speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California to take down the military fencing.
But it looks like Pelosi and her Democrats are moving toward making the wall permanent instead.
“The task force headed up by Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Russel L. Honoré, reported back to Nancy Pelosi, suggesting that a “quick reaction force” be formed and put on standby in addition to Capitol police.
The report notes that DC is “a high-value target for foreign terrorists or domestic extremists, yet it has no dedicated QRF for a response to crises.”
It adds, “The USCP relies on augmentation from other civilian law enforcement agencies for emergency support, but we recommend the establishment of a robust, dedicated QRF, not only for the USCP, but to serve the nation’s capital writ large.” Summit News reported.
Lauren Boebert made similar pleas to Budd’s.
“The National Guard should be at the border, not at the Capitol,” Boebert said.
Tuesday the news broke that The Pentagon is set to approve an extension of the National Guard deployment at the U.S. Capitol for about two more months, according to defense officials.