Internet users are slamming GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert after the gun-totting lawmaker fired off a tweet suggesting that buying a gun should be easier than voting by mail.
The Colorado Republican triggered an avalanche of angry responses as her tweet came in the wake of a mass shooting in her home state that left 10 people dead.
“Liberals keep saying it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote,” Boebert tweeted, “but I don’t seem to remember when the government sent me an AR-15 in the mail.”
Social media users were appalled by her comparison. Check her tweet and some of the responses below.
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
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is one ignorant, deceitful and very angry person. It's sad to see.
But to answer her nonsense, the government doesn't make or sell AR-15s. They don't send you bibles either. They do make, send and collect ballots. It's part of democracy.
— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) March 25, 2021
That's her seventh pro-gun post in less than 24 hrs. She's enabling the murderers.
— Geal Faol (@GealFaol) March 24, 2021
AR – 15’s are designed to kill humans. Not animals. So why do you need yours? And it’s about gun safety… Don’t you want to keep guns out of the hands of individuals that shouldn’t have them? If you’re an outstanding citizen you don’t need to worry, right? You seem worried…
— DCZ (@DeannaZahn) March 25, 2021
This Onion tweet is hilarious!
Thank goodness "Lauren Boebert" isn't a real person. Because nobody could be that stupid, right?
— Ann Lewis Hamilton (@AnnLHamilton) March 24, 2021
So you admit you voted by mail??? I though that was dangerous and insecure. Surely you aren't a hypocrite who votes by mail but tries to prevent others from doing so. Oh wait, that's exactly who you are.
— Jason Robinson (@chop1125) March 24, 2021
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
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
Why does a citizen need a weapon capable of mass murder? A handgun is adequate protection, provided you know how to use it.
— BittyBoo (@BittyBo92340678) 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
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.
— Ryan Shead (He/Him) (@RyanShead) March 25, 2021