Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) went viral after invoking 9/11 whereas arguing in opposition to gun management simply days after the Uvalde, Texas, bloodbath that noticed a gunman homicide 21 individuals, together with 19 kids and two academics.
“When 9/11 occurred, we did not ban planes,” Boebert stated Thursday on Fox News. “We secured the cockpit.”
Gun-free zones don’t defend anyone, she argued.
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“I would like our colleges secured, I would like our kids protected, and I would like academics that may defend themselves and their college students,” the congresswoman stated. “And you realize what? We will obtain this with out making an attempt to disarm law-abiding residents.”
“I want a method to defend myself and my kids, and my firearm is my equalizer,” she continued.
Boebert additionally took intention at left-wing rivals, together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke.
“What I’ve seen from Democrats is them making an attempt to make use of this tragedy to their benefit. Their radical political agenda, it is shameful. Sandy Cortez [is] tweeting at me, however she hasn’t taken up my provide to really meet and work collectively,” she stated in a jab on the “Squad” member.
“Beto acted like a complete jerk and tried to make use of the deaths of those kids as a prop to advance his political candidacy,” she added.
When requested what she plans to do to work to stop one other tragedy just like the one in Uvalde, Boebert once more turned to the elimination of gun-free zones and introduced up COVID-19 funding.
“There’s $190 billion that was allotted for COVID funds, and a number of that’s nonetheless unspent,” she stated. “I want to look into that to see if there’s one thing that we are able to use from these unspent funds to safe our colleges.”