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Lauren Boebert ridiculed for making the worst gun control comparison ever

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) poses in front of a bunch of guns because she thinks it makes her look tough
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) poses in front of a bunch of guns because she thinks it makes her look toughPhoto: Screenshot

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tried to attack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for calling for laws to reduce gun violence in the wake of the latest school shooting in the U.S. that left 19 children dead, but instead she’s the one getting mocked for a bizarre comparison she made.

Referring to the Congresswoman from New York as “Sandy Cortez” – a name conservatives use to make fun of her – Boebert complained about how Democrats want to make it harder to own a gun in the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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“When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes,” Boebert said on Fox News. “We secured the cockpits.”

Boebert apparently didn’t realize that planes, airports, and air travel are highly regulated, with fairly onerous rules that can get passengers banned from flying if they don’t follow them, rules that aren’t imposed on gun ownership in the U.S. Nor did she seem to remember that flights were in fact suspended in the U.S. and Canada in the days following the attacks.

People on social media mocked Boebert.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said that the shooting occurred in Ulvade, Texas. We regret the error.

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