By: Teresa Mull
Rep. Lauren Boebert, from Colorado’s Third Congressional District, is a fearless Second Amendment advocate. The 100-pound mother of four has been an outspoken supporter of gun rights, going so far as to ensure her own right to carry her trusty Glock while going to work on Capitol Hill (read the story here if you missed it).
Boebert, who owns Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado – where every waitress packs a gun – made a name for herself when she stood up to Beto O’Rourke during his presidential campaign. Beto infamously said. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your [‘assault weapon’],” to which Boebert shot back, “Hell no, you’re not!” becoming a gun rights champion overnight.
Recently, Boebert took part in a Zoom call with the National Resources Committee and had on display in the background a few firearms. It didn’t take liberals long to go on the offensive concerning Boebert’s artistic arsenal, mocking her in juvenile and lewd ways.
At least one Democrat complained that the display, despite the guns being in Boebert’s home office, was “threatening,” thus confirming the left’s ignorance of firearms and unfounded fear of inanimate objects.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) … responded, "If somebody wants to have a shrine to their gun fetish as a Zoom backdrop in their private life, they can do that. 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."
Proving once again why we love her, Boebert shot back (puns always intended) at her critics in a clever manner. When one Tweeter posted a selfie in front of a display of feminine hygiene products, Boebert asked, “Why didn’t you include products for the other 57 genders? Pretty sexist.”
And to the person who critiqued Boebert for “unsafe storage practices,” the Congresswoman responded, “Who says this is storage? These are ready for use.”
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.
Photo from Twitter.