Far-right Republican Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert has risen to infamy for her obsession with guns, and there has been perhaps no greater monument to this deranged fixation than her gun-themed restaurant, Shooters Grill (*eyeroll*).
Located in Rifle, Colorado (oh come on), the restaurant is notorious not just for its on-the-nose name and location but because the waitstaff is required to open-carry firearms while working (seriously).
But now that unhinged, violence-worshipping restaurant is no more.
It's an anticlimactic end to a restaurant that has been embroiled in controversy, and possibly even crime, for years.
And naturally, the internet is having a field day dragging Boebert over the news.
Speaking to local paper The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, Boebert seemed a bit defensive about the turn of events, claiming there "wasn't anywhere to compromise" with the new landlord.
She told the paper:
"Within the next two hours, I had reporters reaching out to me asking me if this was true and if we were being evicted. I said, ‘Well, we’re not being evicted. The lease is not being renewed—that’s a big difference.'"
The abrupt closure by the new landlord, Milken Enterprises, was just the latest in a series of controversies surrounding Boebert's restaurant.
She has repeatedly claimed the idea of gun-toting waitstaff and her own dedication to carrying a weapon at all times was borne of an incident in which a man was beaten to death outside her restaurant.
That turned out to be a lie—the man actually died of a drug overdose.
Boebert has also been submitted for a fraud investigation in the state of Colorado for, among other things, allegedly using $20,000 of her campaign funds to pay tax debts on the restaurant.
And the restaurant has reportedly never recovered from a 2017 incident in which dozens of people at a local rodeo were served bouts of diarrhea and food poisoning along with their plates of Shooters Grill pork sliders. Yum!
Boebert also told the Post-Independent she and her husband are "praying and planning" to continue a scaled-back version of the Shooters Grill brand in the future.
"It may look like a Shooters coffee shop with pastries and some easy breakfast sandwiches and merchandise."
But if the Twitter response is any indication, nobody is clamoring for a return of Shooters.
People had a field day mocking the Representative for her failure.
In November, Boebert will find out if her political career is the next business of hers to go under.