Rep. Lauren Boebert Talks About Gun Safety While Backed By Unsafe Gun Display

Despite Boebert’s objection, a House committee decided in its meeting to pass a rule barring people from carrying firearms in its hearing room. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attending the first meeting for the House Natural Resources Committee. | U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a first-term lawmaker who’s quickly gained notoriety for embracing conspiracy theories and saying she will carry her Glock with her at all times, joined a House committee meeting Thursday via video call with several guns unsafely stored behind her. Boebert was at the first meeting for the House Natural Resources Committee this session, where members were debating a proposed rule to bar people from carrying firearms in its hearing room at the U.S. Capitol. The rule ultimately passed on a voice vote, Insider reported . During a debate in the meeting, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) admonished Boebert. “If somebody wants to have a shrine to their gun fetish as a Zoom backdrop in their private life, they can do that,” Huffman said. “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.” He added: “Our safety and our ability to conduct business civilly without feeling threatened is a relevant consideration, unfortunately." Observers on Twitter and other representatives pointed out how Boebert’s guns were not stored safely: Boebert framed her objection to the committee rule, predictably, around an ardent defense of the Second Amendment. She also inquired about […]

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