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Colorado Rep. Boebert Sent 'Hell No' to Gun Control Message After Mass Shooting

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), participates in a discussion on the Right to Bear Arms during the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 March 2021 02:11 PM

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s campaign sent out a fundraising email hours after the Colorado mass shooting with the subject line, "I told Beto 'HELL NO' to taking our guns. Now we need to tell Joe Biden."

Ten people, including a police officer, were killed Monday after a gunman opened fire in a grocery store in Boulder, Colo. The shooter, identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is in custody and charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree. Authorities have not shared information on a possible motive.

Boebert’s email claims President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are trying to "criminalize the private transfer of firearms."

"Who do they think they are? I will fight this new attack on our sacred rights with everything I have," said the email, sent out by "Lauren Boebert for Congress."

"Radical liberals in Washington, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and with President Biden’s blessing and support are trying to violate your due process and criminalize the private transfer of firearms. This effort can only end with one thing: turning law abiding citizens into criminals. That’s what they want. Do you think the gang members, drug runners, and thugs will obey their laws? Of course not. This is about pushing conservatives who want to keep the right to defend their family and their livelihood," she added.

"I told Beto 'Hell No' when he tried to take my guns. Now I am in Congress to tell Joe Biden the same. Will you please help me send them a message by pitching in $10 right now?"

Boebert, a vocal opponent of gun control and background checks, later tweeted a statement reading, "My prayers are with the shoppers, employees, first responders & others affected by the shooting in Boulder."

"May God be with them. While we are still awaiting important information and details in this case, random public shootings & senseless acts of violence are never ok."

Biden on Tuesday called for the Senate to immediately pass two House-passed gun reforms, including a universal background checks measure and an assault weapons ban.

"I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future," he said in remarks from the White House.

"The Senate should immediately pass, let me say it again, the United States Senate, I hope some are listening, should immediately pass the two House-passed bills that close loopholes in the background check system. These are bills that received votes with both Republicans and Democrats in the House. This is not and should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue. It will save lives. American lives. We have to act," he added.

The shooting in Colorado comes just days after 8 were killed in a series of shootings in the Atlanta area.

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Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert's campaign sent out a fundraising email hours after the Colorado mass shooting with the subject line, "I told Beto 'HELL NO' to taking our guns. Now we need to tell Joe Biden. "Ten people, including a police officer...
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