A Republican leader in the United States has rejected the notion of gun control after a deadly school shooting in Rob Elementary, Texas, with a bizarre argument: The plane was not banned after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lauren Boebert made the remarks while speaking on Fox News’ Hannity Special.
“When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes. We have secured the cockpit, ”he said in a broadcast on Thursday Daily Beast.
“I want to protect our schools, I want to protect their children and I want teachers who can protect themselves and their students. And you know what? We can achieve this without trying to disarm law-abiding citizens, “said the Colorado representative, a staunch supporter of firearms.
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During the 2020 election, he vehemently opposed the introduction of strict gun control legislation in the United States.
According to Daily BeastHe owns a restaurant where staff members openly carry firearms.
Further reporting on Thursday’s broadcast, Newsweek said Ms Boebert had suggested that Democrats were trying to push the Texas tragedy into “their fierce political agenda” and bring in tougher gun laws.
“And of course, leave it to Barack Obama to make the issue more divisive by not allowing the nation to unite, mourn and heal,” he added. Newsweek The former U.S. president’s tweet was linked to the Uvalade tragedy, marking the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
Social media users were outraged by Ms Boebert’s remarks, noting that the plane had not been banned since 9/11 but that security had been beefed up.
“When 9/11 happened and about 3,000 people died, and less than two months later we created a full-fledged government agency in response, an agency that would have to show the ID issued by our government, be screened with a full body scanner, Etc., “a user tweeted.
“No, we made it difficult to get on the plane. So in this situation, for example, we would make it difficult for you to get a gun (aircraft) in your hand to use as a weapon, “said another.
Mrs. Boebert is a United States politician, businessman, and gun rights activist. He is the U.S. representative representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and a member of the Republican Party.
The remarks came as former US President and Republican leader Donald Trump defended the National Rifle Association (NRA), a prominent gun rights lobbying group, amid growing calls for gun reform.
Speaking at the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston, he said, “Every time a distraught or confused person commits such a heinous crime, there is a despicable attempt by some in our society to use the suffering of others to advance their ultimate political agenda.” Texas.
He added that decent Americans should be allowed the firearms needed to defend themselves against the “evil.”
The former president has called for increased school security without focusing on gun reform. “If the United States has 40 40 billion to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home,” he said.