Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado attracted attention last month when she appeared at a virtual House committee meeting in front of a large display of rifles.
Can someone explain to Representative Boebert @laurenboebert that cramming rifles on top of candles and books is no… https://t.co/qdgdc5mQX6— Eric Flannery (@Eric Flannery)1613800411.0
Now, following the mass shooting in her home state of Colorado, Boebert appeared in a virtual interview to argue against stricter gun regulations.
This time, however, many viewers noticed that her guns were gone.
There are no gun laws that would’ve stopped Ahmad Al-Issa from killing ten Americans in cold blood. Big government… https://t.co/rehIVoiaJO— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert)1616548902.0
In a previous question and answer Zoom session she did weeks ago, she had a full display of her personal armory hap… https://t.co/t5AI8mK6eZ— Larry and Mia Carter (@Larry and Mia Carter)1616594935.0
If Boebert is so certain guns aren't anything to be ashamed of, Twitter wondered why Boebert removed her display.
Why aren’t your guns in the background @laurenboebert hmmmm https://t.co/AjbtgnpcMm— dude come here (@dude come here)1616551767.0
Lauren Boebert finally moved the guns from the shelf behind her. #BoulderMassacre https://t.co/ul5Cjq77NF https://t.co/uuJQ6ddFBx— Kit Marlowe (@Kit Marlowe)1616552104.0
@laurenboebert You moved your slaughter weapon decorations. Also, you’re wrong. A law prohibiting him from buying a… https://t.co/pR7UjQjQbG— Sure, Qaren (@Sure, Qaren)1616549020.0
Apparently, Boebert felt her guns might not send the right message after a mass shooting.
@laurenboebert He look, you redecorated your shelf! https://t.co/GsyFHWaILU— Colowest (@Colowest)1616550668.0
@laurenboebert What happened to the assault weapon shrine, Shooty McCriminal? Thoughts and prayers to the poor as… https://t.co/6HEW4DxUGx— OZ (@OZ)1616566608.0
Where did @laurenboebert gun display go? #WheresTheGuns #LaurenBoebert #SheKnows https://t.co/dTLJtj1bp6— denise (@denise)1616617554.0
Perhaps Boebert didn't want her gun display reminding viewers of how easy it is to buy heavy-duty assault weapons in America.
What happened to her gun shrine? A mass shooting in #Colorado has @LaurenBoebert backpedaling and rethinking her h… https://t.co/onlRanTg1p— (っ◕‿◕)っ チャド (@(っ◕‿◕)っ チャド)1616608507.0
Hey @RepBoebert what happened to your Rental assault Weapon Prop Display? Having second thoughts about Political Co… https://t.co/WAQ5ID2oiE— 🇺🇸Keith✨K🖤💛🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Keith✨K🖤💛🇺🇸)1616596486.0
So what is the answer, @laurenboebert? We are the only country where this happens regularly. https://t.co/e6uhgzBIlB— TurningBlueGeorgia (@TurningBlueGeorgia)1616590790.0
Twitter ridiculed Boebert for her sudden, unacknowledged change of decor.
@haaohaoo Even funnier, they're replaced with 'books', as if she ever read anything.— Neighborhood Dog Rescuer (@Neighborhood Dog Rescuer)1616611622.0
@RawStory @RepBoebert is the typical @GOP representative slithering in the darkness past the obstacles that require integrity and courage.— Bob Alessi 🖌🤔 (@Bob Alessi 🖌🤔)1616585706.0
People noticed a slight inconsistency between Boebert's message and her actions.
@RawStory So she does have shame... https://t.co/Rc1NghyUES— Valerie Marshall (@Valerie Marshall)1616585803.0
@RawStory https://t.co/gzjaz5FilT— Phil (@Phil)1616590056.0
Perhaps Boebet's guns will reappear after some time has passed since the most recent mass shooting.