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.

True Detective Stories

I think it’s safe to say this has been a rather terrible week, and I hate to keep bringing up Wednesday’s shooting, but if I didn’t rant about this, I’d go insane.

Well, more insane.

Yesterday I stopped at the local Wawa – it’s a convenience store – for some drinks for work. (Sadly, not of the alcoholic variety.) I’m dressed in a shirt and tie, khakis, my badge is on my belt and my service weapon is holstered on my left side. While walking from my car to the store, a man yells out, “I’m getting kinda concerned with that open carry.”

Now considering the events of Wednesday night, I was in no mood for a large-mouth ass. I kept walking and said over my shoulder, “Really? I’m kinda concerned six of my coworkers were shot last night.” The jackass was behind me and asked, “Oh, are you a cop?”

Me, sternly, “Yeah, the badge on my belt shoulda told ya.”

The bloated skin-sac then felt the need to follow me into the Wawa, and tell me how great police officers are, how hard my job is, and how it was a shame those officers were shot. I replied with little more than random “Uh huhs.” The sac stood behind me in line as I was checking out, still flapping his gums, when I finally had enough.

“Look sir, I’ve had a very bad couple of days. If you want to save yourself from future embarrassment, most armed criminals don’t wear badges, dress in shirts and ties, or keep their firearms in holsters.”

Seriously, why can’t people just leave me alone?

Stupid Human Tricks

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Two Michigan men entered a Dearborn police station wearing a ski mask, body armor and carrying AK-47s with the intent on filing a complaint against police and exercising their open carry rights. Or something.

A surfaced video on Reddit shows two men -one sporting a ski-mask and AK-pattern semiautomatic rifle- entering the police station, armed with cameras, body armor and small arms.

The duo reported that they were heading into the station to file a complaint.

They claimed they were illegally pulled over, and judging by their actions afterward, it’s difficult to see why men of such intelligence and common sense could have been targeted.

As the men entered the main lobby of the station, officers quickly took note of the situation, drawing their sidearms.

“Dude put that on the ground,” one officer says, the sound of weapons unholstering clearly audible in the background. The two protesting men continued to advance, seemingly confused before coming to a halt.

Well, it’s difficult to walk after you’ve soiled yourself. Um, so I’ve heard…

The two men –Anarcho-capitalist James V. Baker and Brandon Vreeland- were heard defending their actions, citing that their carrying of the weapons in the open was legal. (H/T – Jim F.)

Of course it is. It is also legal to go jogging, but I wouldn’t recommend it at an indoor shooting range. Dumbasses.