Q-Anon-endorsing Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) sparked a slush of ridicule on Wednesday after she delivered her latest bad take in a series of bad takes, sending the hashtag #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb trending on Twitter.
After a man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people in Norway on Wednesday, Boebert tried to spin the mass killing into an attack on calls for gun law reform in the United States.
“A man in Norway just killed a bunch of people with a bow and arrow. Norway has some of the strictest gun laws around, yet mass killings still occur,” Boebert wrote on Twitter.
“Liberals need to understand it is not the gun – it is the criminal who commits the act!” she added.
Naturally, critics were quick to point out the many flaws in her logic:
A man in Norway just killed a bunch of people with a bow and arrow.
Norway has some of the strictest gun laws around, yet mass killings still occur.
Liberals need to understand it is not the gun – it is the criminal who commits the act!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 13, 2021
There were a total of 25 murders in Norway in 2018; in America, 16,214 people were murdered in 2018, mostly with guns.
Try again… https://t.co/ZYcLXyh8Az
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 14, 2021
Did it happen yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that? When the archers start mass killing daily let us know.
— Klein Blue Girl (@AllenAltcoin) October 13, 2021
In 2020 Norway had 2 murders by firearms
— ECTande (@TandeChristine) October 14, 2021
— § Jason the 13th 🔪 🔪 🔪 (@JasonCT) October 14, 2021
Imagine if he had a gun tho dipshit. #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) October 13, 2021
In Norway, 5 people were just killed by bow and arrow.
In Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock shot and killed 60, while another 411 were wounded by gunfire.
But sure, basically the same thing.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 13, 2021
Why are the school murderers choosing guns and not bows?
They choose guns for a reason.
— Sure, Qaren (@SureQaren) October 13, 2021
A compassionate human would seek to offer words of comfort to those suffering. A hyper partisan whack a doodle would turn grief into a campaign.
— Kentucky Sparky (@Kentucky_Sparky) October 13, 2021
You are far and away the dumbest person to ever serve in Congress
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) October 14, 2021