Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is getting criticized for posting a Christmas picture to social media showing her four young children holding rifles.
Last weekend, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) was called out for posting a “deranged” Christmas picture of his family holding assault weapons just days after a school shooting left four students dead.
Earlier this week, Boebert voiced her support for Massie, saying, “That’s my kind of Christmas card!”
And yesterday she posted one herself, with her children who appear to be younger than Massie’s. Her Congressional website says her children are between eight- and sixteen-years-old.
“The Boeberts have your six, Rep. Thomas Massie!” Boebert wrote. “No Spare ammo for you, though.”
The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie!
(No spare ammo for you, though) pic.twitter.com/EnDYuXaHDF
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 8, 2021
People on Twitter called her out.
When you pose in front of a Christmas Tree and can name all those guns but can’t name the gifts of the Wise Men 🥴🥴🥴
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 8, 2021
I never want to hear anything again about “dysfunctional Black culture.” https://t.co/VDTRbjRx5U
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) December 8, 2021
This is a sickness. Any semblance of American decency is being ground into hamburger by people like Boebert. Do not lose your ability to be appalled. And do not underestimate the power of such poison. https://t.co/4TCizO9haE
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) December 8, 2021
Gun safety = Gun Responsibility. Lauren, the monster who murdered my daughter and 16 others was inspired by photos like this. Because of your incompetence as a parent, as a responsible gun owner and as an American I definitely see a future school shooter in this photo.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 8, 2021
parents: raise your children to understand that brains are more important than guns, so they don't grow up to be Lauren Boebert
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 8, 2021
I think it's smart to arm your children when they are living with someone (your husband) who illegally whips out his tattooed dick to underage children as a come-on.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 8, 2021
too much to hope for that the Colorado Department of Children’s Services could save these kids I guess. https://t.co/G0buUBtTJh
— Brian S. Faughnan (@bsfaughnan) December 8, 2021
Extra points for your smallest child being around the same age as the kids lost at Sandy Hook and holding the same weapon. It takes a special kind of stupid to be that cruel.. @laurenboebert
— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) December 8, 2021
You are a domestic terrorist making your children pose with assault weapons. They should be removed from your custody and you should be removed from your committees and House seat.
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) December 8, 2021
Boebert is one of the most outspoken opponents of LGBTQ rights in the House of Representatives, but gun culture is how she made a name for herself. She owns Shooters Grill, a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, where employees are armed.
She first made national headlines in 2019 for her outspoken opposition to then-presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) plan to reduce gun violence.
“There is no reasonable gun legislation. There is none,” Boebert said at the time. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”