Pistol-Packin’ Mama

Newly-elected, smokin’ hot U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been given permission to carry her Glock pistol while serving in Congress. That should keep Ilhan Omar away.

Republican Lauren Boebert, 33, was elected this month from a conservative western Colorado district after gaining notice as a brash pro-gun activist who straps a Glock pistol to her hip. In an upset last June, she defeated five-term Rep. Scott Tipton for the GOP nomination, in part by claiming he wasn’t an ardent enough backer of President Donald Trump.

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 spoke on condition of anonymity to describe her request.

“There is no standing requirement” that lawmakers notify them when they carry a firearm in the Capitol, the officials wrote. Regulations require safe storage of weapons, but “that responsibility resides with the Member,” they said.

The only place Boebert cannot carry is inside the Congressional chamber, but I suspect she will pull an Andrew Jackson and carry a hickory walking cane with her.