Colorado rep. Lauren Boebert has dismissed calls for gun law reform following the Uvalde, Texas shooting spree because the county “didn’t ban airplanes” following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Speaking on Fox News’ Hanny After the Robb Elementary School massacre that left 19 children and two adults dead, the Republican congresswoman suggested the attack showed gun-free zones were “deadly” and that imposing stricter gun laws wouldn’t work either because “we don’t want it.” cannot law of evil.”
Boebert went on to say that Democrats would seek to use the tragedy to advance “their radical political agenda” and introduce tougher gun laws.
The “shameful” examples Boebert gave were Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who blocked a Republican-proposed school safety bill, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whom Boebert called a “useless piece of furniture” because she had previously opposed voted to introduce stricter gun laws, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke crashed Greg Abbott’s press conference to accuse the governor of “doing nothing” to prevent mass shootings.
“When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes, we secured the cockpit,” Boebert said.
“And of course, instead of allowing the nation to come together, mourn and heal, leave it to Barack Obama to make this issue even more divisive,” she added, in an apparent reference to the former president’s tweet detailing the shooting in Uvalde has been linked to the two. anniversary of the assassination of George Floyd.
Social Media Response
As a number of social media users pointed out, while the country has not imposed an aircraft ban in response to the World Trade Center attacks in New York, it has massively increased security at airports and set up entire government departments to ensure such a tragedy comes not before.
“I think Lauren Boebert’s argument is that we didn’t do anything after 9/11,” tweeted Matt Full, editor at The daily beastwhile sharing a clip of Boebert’s remarks. “There was no government response. No loss of freedoms. No legislation.
Biologist Michael Eisen added: “Good analogy Lauren Boebert. So let’s do for guns today what we did for airplanes after 9/11: set up a US Gun Safety Agency and give it a huge budget to do whatever it takes to stop people from using guns as Weapons.”
Elsewhere during her Hanny Appearing, Boebert reiterated Republican suggestions that arming teachers or making attacks on schools more difficult would prevent mass shootings.
“I want real solutions, not just tweets,” Boebert said. “I want our schools to be secure. I want our children to be protected. And I want teachers who can protect themselves and their students. And guess what, we can accomplish this without trying to disarm law-abiding citizens.”
Boebert has made being pro-gun an important part of her political and personal life. She owns a restaurant in Colorado called Shooters Grill, where waiters openly carry guns during shifts, and she previously posted a Christmas card showing her four children posing with guns.
Boebert was contacted for further comments.
https://www.newsweek.com/lauren-boebert-planes-911-gun-control-uvalde-school-shooting-1710690 “When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban airplanes”