Freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is part of the string of radical Republicans elected to office in the 117th Congress.
Boebert rose to prominence for owning a restaurant whose staff was encouraged to openly carry firearms while at work. Like her colleague, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Boebert has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, which hinges on the belief that a network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controls the United States government.
In case her constituents weren't clear about Boebert's obsession with guns, a hastily assembled display in Boebert's zoom background during a House committee meeting this week made that perfectly clear.
But it was the weaponry on her mantle that made a far greater impression.
The haphazard display of firearms was criticized on Twitter.
I always thought my dirty dishes piled up and accumulating bacteria were the most dangerous thing in a Zoom backgro… https://t.co/WtA05G9qdt— Rep. Katie Porter (@Rep. Katie Porter) 1613665224.0
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has four children. If this is her home, she is clearly not a responsible gun owner. Gu… https://t.co/5PgmPsHgcO— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1613666031.0
Unsafe gun storage is no laughing matter. Is this Fascist fraulein really the best Colorado’s 3rd CD can do? 0/10… https://t.co/cauzwrUBNJ— Room Rater (@Room Rater) 1613666841.0
If that weren't enough, the gun fanatic admitted her weapons were ready for use, making the storage even more unsafe for a so-called "responsible" gun owner.
Who says this is storage? These are ready for use. https://t.co/y9fxckjcGl— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1613669505.0
Her response was far from reassuring.
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert inadvertently makes an important point about the need for state lawmakers to… https://t.co/df2mgCxDO3— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1613680209.0
Lauren Boebert has four children. This is not a safe environment for children. https://t.co/4hxsDhI1ZN— Meredith Shiner (@Meredith Shiner) 1613670035.0
Y'know, one thing I don't advertise (no reason to) is I'm kind of a gun nut. Grew up shooting, got my first firearm… https://t.co/gCKwKmwvgS— EP (@EP) 1613673776.0
Hey kids, make sure not to use the loaded gun I left on the stack of books in easy reach. https://t.co/cCVhl4MX2r— Jesse Lee (@Jesse Lee) 1613682353.0
At least pretend to practice safe gun ownership. Why would anyone with common sense support you with your reckless… https://t.co/IXInpiXTrj— Liz Brocato (@Liz Brocato) 1613688572.0
I really try not to judge other mothers, but this is an absolute parenting fail. Unsecured guns AND unsecured ammu… https://t.co/6uHI0HmpC9— Lucy Lloyd (@Lucy Lloyd) 1613688962.0
Others mocked the bizarre attempt at pandering.
Who were you planning to shoot in a zoom hearing https://t.co/WGQzIcLZw6— Rep. Don Beyer (@Rep. Don Beyer) 1613675806.0
When someone accuses you of being a fascist and having unloaded weapons and your response is “OH THEY’RE LOADED ALR… https://t.co/kzalLU28u3— Rep. Steven Woodrow (@Rep. Steven Woodrow) 1613683830.0
I like to keep my guns precariously stacked on top of books and wedged behind souvenirs too. If a gun isn't in the… https://t.co/AMXQOT1MlR— Tie Crimes (@Tie Crimes) 1613683364.0
Boebert has yet to elaborate on her reckless weapons storage.