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.
@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.