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Rep. Lauren Boebert stopped by Capitol Police after setting off metal detectors

Boebert on the house floor

(KRDO) -- According to The Denver Post, Representative Lauren Boebert was detained at a security stop at the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night.

A CNN reporter posted a Tweet at 5:24 p.m., saying Boebert was in a standoff with Capitol Police after failing to pass through newly installed metal detectors outside the chamber doors.

Initially, according to Nobles, Boebert refused to allow police to search her bag.

By 5:49 Capitol Police allowed her into the chamber. The Denver Post said it's unclear how the matter was resolved.

An hour later, Boebert responded to the incident on her Twitter saying:

The metal detectors were installed Tuesday, following what happened last week after people stormed the U.S. Capitol, forcing congress to evacuate.

Lawmakers are currently allowed to carry firearms on U.S. Capitol Ground, but with some limitations. A 1967 regulation says no federal or District of Columbia laws "shall prohibit any Member of Congress from maintaining firearms within the confines of his office" or "from transporting within Capitol grounds firearms unloaded and securely unwrapped."

Lawmakers are barred from bringing weapons into the House chamber and other nearby areas, the regulations say, according to a letter Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., wrote in 2018. However, aides can carry lawmakers’ weapons for them on the Capitol complex, he wrote.

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44 Comments

  1. Shut up and hand it over, bitch. A gun is far different than a bat and you know it. If it wouldn’t stop what happened last week, then why are you carrying it?? Typical hypocrisy from her

    1. What a sexist, chauvinistic mentality!
      Why don’t you want women to be able to defend themselves?
      She has every right to carry. You don’t seem to have an issue with armed guards carrying firearms. They are not elected officials but you trust them?
      Sadly she is more man then you will ever be.
      Stop being a coward.

      1. She does not have a right to carry when that has been officially designated a no-gun zone. Anyone with a concealed carry permit is supposed to be educated about designated no carry places. She’s now become a common criminal by refusing to comply with the law.

          1. We all ‘know’ that Demon-c-rats can Do Anything, that Republicans & Independents are Forbidden to follow suit! It’s Another “We, Not Thee” bit of Double Standard garbage!

      2. What does her gender have to do with it you idiot? She does NOT have the right to carry on Capitol grounds, period. I have my own firearms and have no problem using them so you just made the most stupid, uneducated comment you could have made. Loser.

        1. She, Feinstein, probably had to stop carrying, due to being unable to hold the gun steady, and might have taken out a compatriot instead of her intended target; like taking away the keys to the car when the driver isn’t competent to drive safely any longer.

    2. United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 6, Clause 1 states that members of Congress “shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”

    3. 2nd Amendment says otherwise, you brainless sheeple! A gun can wound or remove life from a much grater distance than a bat and if fired, would most likely have Scared Off the invaders into the chambers, Try that with a bat, manure-for-brains!

  2. “I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex.”
    .
    Not when that place has been officially designated a no-gun zone. She is simply someone who refuses to comply with the law, and should be fined per the new rules of Congress.

    1. Then they should not have armed security.
      The no gun zone signs should deter people right?
      Guns for me but your on your own.
      Criminals vote Democrat because they make their own victims!!!

          1. Only ‘they’ are permitted Efficient Protection, and desire that others be regulated to sticks & rocks. When ‘they’ go about With Out ARMED Guards, will the rest know that ALL are EQUAL.

    1. and Donnie Jr thinks shes “hot” she is all about attention. First time in her life she is a “somebody” and she is naive enough to think that Cruz and Trumpie gift a rip about her. Its time she adult up and earn some respect instead of stomping her temper tantrum feet.

  3. She was allowed to carry it in because 1967 rules say that she can. Putting up a metal detector doesn’t change the rule, they didn’t vote on thAt. What’s up with the low I Q language in these posts? B-word? Schlong?. Try to expand your vocabulary.

  4. She’ll be gone soon and no one will ever remember her until her name pops up in the Rifle newspaper for accidentally shooting her self in the foot with her own weapon.

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