Who is gun rights activist Lauren Boebert?

REPUBLICAN gun rights activist Lauren Boebert is known for speaking out against the Biden administration.

The freshman representative has made her stance on border protections clear since being voted into office.

Who is Lauren Boebert?

Born December 15, 1986, Lauren Boebert is an American politician and gun rights activist serving as the US Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district.

Boebert defeated incumbent congressman Scott Tipton in the 2020 primary election, becoming the first woman to represent Colorado's 3rd Congressional district in Congress.

During Beto O'Rourke's 2020 presidential campaign at Aurora, Colorado, Boebert challenged the presidential hopeful over his proposal for a gun buyback program, saying, "Hell, no, you won't take our guns."

In November 2020, Boebert said she planned to carry a gun while working as a congresswoman on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

After the violent Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, the gun-rights activist led a charge against the new metal detector measures at Capitol Hill.

Boebert criticized the Capitol's screening process demands and branded it a "political stunt" from Nancy Pelosi.

The gun activist owns Shooters Grill, a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, where staffers are encouraged to openly carry firearms.

Amid her win for office, Boebert took to Twitter on November 4, 2021, to mock Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Met Gala "Tax the Rich" dress.

Instead, Bobert's dress said "Let's Go Brandon," a common derogatory phrase said against Joe Biden.

The representative posed with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort and shared the photo on Twitter, captioning it: "It's not a phrase, it's a movement!"

What did Boebert say about Vice President Kamala Harris?

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Mexico in June 2021 but did not commit to visiting the border to handle what Boebert called "the devastating reality at our southern border" in a video released Tuesday, June 8.

"More than 70 days ago, Biden named cackling Kamala as border czar but she hasn't done a single thing to protect the American people," Boebert said in the video while visiting McAllen, Texas.

She brought a cut-out of VP Harris with her and set it up to "look" at the border wall.

"Now Kamala, I want you to stand here and look at what you’ve done."

What did Boebert say about the Boulder shootings that left 10 people dead?

Previously, Rep Boebert faced criticism for her response to a shooting in her state.

As the shooting was unfolding in Boulder–a city that neighbors the district she represents–in March, the ring-wing conservative was tweeting about the border control, saying "Meanwhile, the country is in chaos and the border is coming apart at the seams."

Shortly after her border tweet, Boebert expressed her "prayers" for the shoppers and first responders after 10 people were killed at the hands of alleged shooter Ahmad Alissa while they waited in line for a Covid 19 vaccine.

Journalist David Gura reported that nearly two hours after the Boulder shooting, Boebert's campaign sent supports an email with the subject line: I told Beto 'HELL NO' to taking our guns. Now we need to tell Joe Biden."

Critics on Twitter questioned the integrity of Boebert's response to the massacre. One said she was "glorifying" gun culture.

Boebert has also said President Joe Biden "wasted no time politizing" the fatal attack on Colorado residents and said this was not the time to talk about gun reform.

Her stance remains that "You cannot legislate evil away."

What did she say about metal detectors at Capitol Hill following Jan. 6 riots?

Boebert has been outspoken about carrying her firearm around town and onto the Capitol grounds.

In early January, Boebert wrote a letter to the House urging them to let a 1967 rule allowing lawmakers to carry firearms in the Capitol stand.

On January 12, she walked through the detectors holding her bag on January 12 and, when the alarm went off, she refused to hand over her belongings to be searched.

Despite not appearing to have her bag checked, Capitol police reportedly allowed her into the House chamber.

"I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, DC, and within the Capitol complex," she tweeted.

"Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week – it’s just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi."

What have other Republican leaders said about Boebert's actions?

Several Republicans hit back at Capitol police, including Representative Rodney Davis saying "this is bull."

Rep Markwayne Mullin said that cops "can't stop me" from entering the House, as well as Louie Gohmert who walked around the detector for that reason.

"You can't stop me; I'm on my way to a vote," he said.

Rep Steve Womack kicked off when he walked through the detector, telling cops: "You are creating a problem you do not understand the ramifications of."

He also told them to "get back," and "don't touch me."

Congresswoman Debbie Lasko echoed Boebert's comments on Twitter, also blaming the change on Speaker Pelosi.

"For members of Congress to enter the floor of the U.S. House, we now have to go through intense security measures, on top of the security we already go through," Lasko tweeted.

"These new provisions include searches and being wanded like criminals. We now live in Pelosi’s communist America!"

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