The shooter killed 10 people, including a police officer.
Pro-gun Republicans issued their standard "thoughts and prayers," but perhaps none seemed so superficial as that of Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert's.
My prayers are with the shoppers, employees, first responders & others affected by the shooting in Boulder. May Go… https://t.co/h6E4sgO6CE— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert)1616452418.0
Boebert owns Shooters restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, and the establishment encourages its servers to openly carry their firearms while on the clock. In a campaign ad, Boebert vowed that she would carry her gun with her to Congress (she didn't).
Boebert's sentiment was immediately rebuked by Fred Guttenberg.
The devastating Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 saw 17 people killed, many of them high school students. It birthed a massive movement of young survivors-turned-activists who went on to form the March for Our Lives Movement, calling for an overhaul of U.S. gun policy to protect others from further mass shootings.
While most of these activists were students at the high school, Guttenberg was a father, whose 14 year old daughter—Jaime Guttenberg—was murdered in the shooting.
Since then, Guttenberg has focused all of his energy lobbying for common-sense gun law reform in hopes of curbing the same violence that took the life of his daughter.
His response to Boebert was widely applauded.
He wasn't the only one calling Boebert out.
One of the details is easy access to weapons of war, which don't belong on our streets. The AR-15 is almost exactly… https://t.co/LaKxgSRSIq— VoteVets (@VoteVets)1616512977.0
her prayers may be with them, but not even a drop of remorse. she is one of the many reasons this mass shooting hap… https://t.co/a8VLVVJayn— cortina (@cortina)1616507307.0
When the problem pretends to care. https://t.co/ULIUq8lluX— Isobel (@Isobel)1616471010.0
thoughts and prayers are great when you are literally a part of the problem https://t.co/nwEEk4FCOQ https://t.co/7beY0E8j0d— 35 year old white man from Colorado (@35 year old white man from Colorado)1616458892.0
Boebert continues to oppose any and all efforts at limiting mass shootings in the United States.