“Liberals keep saying it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote, but I don’t seem to remember when the government sent me an AR-15 in the mail,” the QAnon conspiracy theory-endorsing lawmaker wrote this week.
Liberals keep saying it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote, but I don’t seem to remember when the government sent me an AR-15 in the mail.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 24, 2021
Critics were horrified by the post, which came following Monday’s mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, in Boebert’s own state, in which a man armed with an assault rifle killed 10 people.
Boebert was accused of trying to make political capital from the killings after she sent fundraising emails with the subject line “I told Beto ‘HELL NO’ to taking our guns.”
There are no restrictions on me walking into a Virginia gun show, and buying an AR-15 and ammo, same day. To register to vote, I have to fill out forms, provide identification/proof of citizenship, etc. States only send ballots to registered voters at their registration address
— Formerly MTfromCC (@TMtfromcc) March 24, 2021
— Kerry Donovan (@KerryDonovanCO) March 25, 2021
This Onion tweet is hilarious!Thank goodness "Lauren Boebert" isn't a real person. Because nobody could be that stupid, right?Wait. What?
— Ann Lewis Hamilton (@AnnLHamilton) March 24, 2021
You can actually buy gun parts in the mail and assemble them but hey, why let reality get in the way of lib owning?
— Reese(Marquis de Lafayette) (@JackJackington) March 24, 2021
Get back to me when you have the statistics on deaths caused by mail-in ballots.
— NotafanofTrump 🌊 (@ducksinmypool) March 24, 2021
And I don't remember anyone complaining they had to drive 3 hours and THEN stand in line for 12 hours to buy an AR-15 so looks like you're wrong again.
— No unity without accountability (@TheTruePooka) March 24, 2021
A paper ballot you receive in your mailbox cannot be used to kill a dozen people in under a minute.It would be fun to debate these hot topics with you if you had even the slightest bit cognitive ability. But alas, it’s like arguing with a rock. 🙄
— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) March 24, 2021
Every time I think "she can't be that dumb" you come out and say something like this. You can't vote on the same day you register in GA – but you can get a gun. Now that I think about it, the GA and CO shooters both purchased theirs gun within days of the murders. Hmmmm.
— Ryan Shead (He/Him) (@RyanShead) March 25, 2021
Our military has been voting by mail since the Civil War. So, if you have a problem with vote by mail, that’s a you problem. We the people prefer democracy. No one needs an AR-15. We need the right to vote. https://t.co/FP4kbbbUpj
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 24, 2021
you don’t remember a lot. 10 people from your state lost their lives yesterday, and before they are buried you are standing up for the gun lobby.
— Donna (@DonnaResist) March 25, 2021
You're REALLY bad at this.But, using your logic: I don't remember the last time a vote shot me while I was at the grocery store.
— Seditionists belong in prison, ALL OF THEM (@RogerRwyatt365) March 24, 2021
I owe you an apology. Here I kept thinking you weren’t good at anything. But you are amazing at false equivalence.