Lauren Boebert Faces $5,000 Fine after Setting off Capitol Metal Detector

Pro-gun Republican lawmaker Lauren Boebert reportedly set off a metal detector and refused to comply with US Capitol Police Thursday, leaving her facing a possible $5,000 fine.

Although members of Congress and aides are legally allowed to carry weapons on Capitol grounds, House rules prohibit them being taken inside the chamber.

On Thursday, she received support from Florida Republican Matt Gaetz, who tweeted: “They’re trying to disarm Lauren Boebert on the floor of the House of Representatives because, ultimately, they’re coming to disarm many, many more.”

In a video released by the Colorado congresswoman on 3 January, she was seen chambering a clip for her Glock pistol and placing the gun in a concealed holster underneath her jacket.

Boebert was then shown walking down a city sidewalk, stating that even though she works “in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights.”

Source: MSN

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