Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado has spent her time in Congress advocating for "second amendment rights" at every opportunity, even going so far as promising to carry firearms at the Capitol and posing in front of a wall of assault rifles.
But after the devastating mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, Boebert took to Twitter to offer her thoughts and prayers.
As we continue to hear the news coming out of Boulder, I’m praying for the police, first responders, and those affe… https://t.co/yvJGBV1Ht2— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@Rep. Lauren Boebert) 1616450403.0
My prayers are with the shoppers, employees, first responders & others affected by the shooting in Boulder. May Go… https://t.co/h6E4sgO6CE— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1616452418.0
Though Boebert described the attack as "senseless," many online found its cause pretty easy to understand.
The relaxed gun control laws Boebert herself has championed are a definite factor putting weapons in the hands of White supremacists and other domestic terrorists.
@RepBoebert For once in your goddamn life stop flapping your thumbs. People like you are directly responsible for M… https://t.co/CeB7HI1O4h— Trish Zornio (@Trish Zornio) 1616454019.0
@RepBoebert Interesting that you of all people can’t make sense of this https://t.co/L1XA6WNnAC— Alissa Walker (@Alissa Walker) 1616456544.0
The Boulder shooting is the latest in a seemingly endless string of mass shootings the United States refuses to address before or after such tragedies because it "isn't the right time."
@RepBoebert @RepBoebert As an elected official who actually represents people in Boulder County let me tell you wh… https://t.co/5HFxMRN249— Kristopher Larsen (@Kristopher Larsen) 1616453702.0
@RepBoebert We don't need G-d to make sense of this for US: you want mass shootings, so we get mass shootings.— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1616466006.0
@RepBoebert Maybe sit this one out. https://t.co/7Q3zHWXK4D— Jess Balzer (@Jess Balzer) 1616463622.0
Boebert feels bad for the victims of this latest mass shooting, but it won't stop her from glorifying guns at every available opportunity.
this woman owns a restaurant called Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado where the staff is encouraged to open carry. https://t.co/pXIRMf0lzh— Alise Morales (@Alise Morales) 1616464280.0
you literally own a bar called Shooters where staff is encouraged to open carry https://t.co/gNS92c6MTL— shauna (@shauna) 1616470746.0
@RepBoebert This you? Your constituents and the people of Colorado would be better served if you stopped glorifying… https://t.co/oStx5ap0vf— Julie Anne Campbell (@Julie Anne Campbell) 1616466020.0
Guns are tools whose primary purpose is to damage and kill living things more efficiently.
Responsible gun owners recognize that fact and behave accordingly.
@RepBoebert "as we make sense of this senseless violence" It's because of guns. Good talk, Lauren. https://t.co/dYpur9UtkV— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈) 1616463558.0
@RepBoebert No pics of you and a bunch of guns this time?— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@PatriotTakes 🇺🇸) 1616451539.0
At this point, people feel politicians who refuse to take action to curb gun violence are complicit accomplices to future deaths.
@RepBoebert Is this the freedom you keep tweeting about? Because I believe we should be able to go to the grocery s… https://t.co/xqRefpMMRS— #momresister (@#momresister) 1616454543.0
A week ago, the NRA celebrated an overturned ban on assault weapons in Colorado. Today, a man opened fire on civili… https://t.co/Vq12bofIc1— Christina Radish (@Christina Radish) 1616467339.0
Lauren Boebert is trying to cast herself as a hero who regrets the inevitable gun deaths in her home state, but Twitter seemed to see her as one of the many Republican politicians whose stonewalling universal background checks and the closing of loopholes make gun violence all too common in America.