‘We did not ban planes’: Boebert invokes 9/11 throughout pro-gun rant

FILE – On this July 29, 2021, file photograph, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a information convention held by members of the Home Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Andrew Harnik/G3 Field Information

‘We did not ban planes’: Boebert invokes 9/11 throughout pro-gun rant

Luke Gentile

Might 27, 10:38 PM Might 27, 10:38 PM

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) went viral after invoking 9/11 whereas arguing towards gun management simply days after the Uvalde, Texas, bloodbath that noticed a gunman homicide 21 individuals, together with 19 kids and two lecturers.

“When 9/11 occurred, we did not ban planes,” Boebert stated Thursday on G3 Field Information. “We secured the cockpit.”

Gun-free zones don’t shield anyone, she argued.


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“I would like our faculties secured, I would like our kids protected, and I would like lecturers that may shield themselves and their college students,” the congresswoman stated. “And you realize what? We are able to obtain this with out making an attempt to disarm law-abiding residents.”

“I would like a option to shield myself and my kids, and my firearm is my equalizer,” she continued.

Boebert additionally took goal at left-wing rivals, together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke.

“What I’ve seen from Democrats is them making an attempt to make use of this tragedy to their benefit. Their radical political agenda, it is shameful. Sandy Cortez [is] tweeting at me, however she hasn’t taken up my provide to really meet and work collectively,” she stated in a jab on the “Squad” member.

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“Beto acted like a complete jerk and tried to make use of the deaths of those kids as a prop to advance his political candidacy,” she added.

When requested what she plans to do to work to forestall one other tragedy just like the one in Uvalde, Boebert once more turned to the elimination of gun-free zones and introduced up COVID-19 funding.

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“There’s $190 billion that was allotted for COVID funds, and a number of that’s nonetheless unspent,” she stated. “I want to look into that to see if there’s one thing that we will use from these unspent funds to safe our faculties.”

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