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Lauren Boebert Argues ‘No Gun Laws’ Would Have Stopped Ahmad Alissa

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Representative Lauren Boebert has said the call for tougher gun restrictions in the wake of the Boulder mass shooting that left 10 dead was a “knee jerk reaction” which would “limit our ability to defend ourselves.”

The Colorado congresswoman, a noted pro-gun advocate, told Newsmax that “there are bad people who do bad things, and we need a way to protect ourselves.”

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, has been charged with killing 10 people in Monday’s shooting at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. Officer Eric Talley, 51, a father of seven, was among the dead.

There are no gun laws that would’ve stopped Ahmad Al-Issa from killing ten Americans in cold blood.

Big government gun grabs are not the answer to the issue of violence in our nation. pic.twitter.com/bgw7dOUiD5

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 24, 2021

Coming only days after eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at spas in Atlanta, Georgia, the tragedies have led to renewed calls for tougher restrictions on gun ownership.

President Joe Biden has called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and more stringent background checks for firearm purchases.

Senate judiciary committee chairman Dick Durbin has called for a “moment of action” to tackle the “epidemic” of U.S. gun violence while former president Barack Obama said “this is a normal we can no longer afford.”

But taking the familiar line of Second Amendment advocates, Boebert told Newsmax, “gun laws just don’t work—it’s unfortunate.”

“We need good people to neutralize threats and defend themselves, and the people around them to protect them.”

Statista graphic shows gun ownership in the U.S. over the last five decades.
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