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Gun-Loving Rep. Roasted After Tweet Proving She Doesn't Know How Constitutional Amendments Work

Gun-Loving Rep. Roasted After Tweet Proving She Doesn't Know How Constitutional Amendments Work
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Freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won election in 2020 as part of the new wave of far-right Republicans shaping the 117th Congress.

The owner of a restaurant that encourages staff to openly carry firearms, Boebert ran for Congress on a radical pro-gun platform. She even vowed that she'd "carry [her] glock to Congress," a promise she predictably had to break.

Now, a day after her gun-peppered zoom background indicated a lack of any concern for gun safety, Boebert once again lashed out at those she sees as enemies to the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.

She claimed that defending the Constitution "doesn't mean trying to rewrite the parts you don't like."

In fact, the founders acknowledged their imperfections and the inevitability of shifting ideals. They subsequently allowed a process to amend the Constitution, what we know as "amendments."

While the processes and rules for amending the Constitution are substantial, it by no means is unchangeable. In fact, it was amendments to the Constitution that allowed most women to vote and finally rid the nation of slavery.

Article V of the Constitution states in part:

"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress[.]"

People mockingly pointed this out to Boebert.

People were astounded by the ignorance and the hypocrisy it revealed.

Boebert has yet to backtrack.