A Brief History of Boebert’s Antics on Guns and the 2nd Amendment

A Brief History of Boebert’s Antics on Guns and the 2nd Amendment

Lauren Boebert’s meteoric rise in Colorado politics, from a virtual unknown to congresswoman in two short years, can be tracked by the media coverage surrounding her staunch fundamentalist defense of the Second Amendment and her controversial public antics with firearms. Boebert won her seat in a Republican primary upset against the five-term incumbent, Scott Tipton, who mirrored Boebert’s hardline stance on gun rights . Tipton was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and wielded an endorsement and an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). The following is a compilation of Boebert’s notable history with guns and gun rights: Shooters Grill as Ground Zero Launching her public image as an entrepreneur, Boebert’s Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado ignited curiosity with servers in the restaurant wearing holsters and armed with loaded weapons. The gimmick served Boebert well in transitioning her brand to a successful political campaign in a rural, western, conservative congressional district, generally sympathetic to gun rights and defensive toward any regulations on guns or gun ownership. “Hell no, Beto!” In a 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate, candidate Beto O’Rourke of Texas reiterated his position in support of a gun buyback for assault weapons. When O’Rourke appeared at a campaign stop in Aurora, Boebert capitalized on the opportunity, driving from Rifle with her Glock strapped to her hip to confront O’Rourke and tell him, “Hell, no!” The ploy garnered national media coverage for Boebert. Associations With Far-Right, Extremist Militias Despite her denials, Boebert has conspired with anti-government, far-right, […]

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