In September, It was reported a Colorado mother Lauren Boebert attended one of O’Rourke’s rallies and challenged him when he talked of taking AR-15s. This was a turning point is his campaign as he really had no plan to take away guns.
O’Rourke supporters asked why she needed an AR-15, to which she responded, “I don’t have my AR-15 today. I have my Glock,” She was openly carrying the Glock handgun on her hip at the time and she owns Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, which is renowned for being a business in which employees openly carry firearms as well.
Boebert is now running for Congress on a pro-gun platform. This is a very important topic to many folks in Colorado. Even many Democrats are pro-gun. Although Colorado is turning more blue by the day most residence own guns.
Gun rights are very important to women with more and more crimes against women being committed in Colorado and across the country. She spoke to the Daily Wire about her campaign, explaining “the fear of not being able to defend [herself]” contributed greatly to her conviction to fight for gun rights:
There was an incident near my restaurant where a man was literally beaten to death and I thought I better be able to defend myself and my staff, so I got a gun and started open-carrying it. My carrying made everyone around me feel safer and pretty soon my wait staff at my restaurant started open-carrying as well while they worked. I learned pretty quickly that there were a lot of people that wanted to hear my 2nd Amendment message.
She notes a focus on gun rights is really a focus on “being self-reliant and being free to exercise all of our constitutional rights.”
As for her exchange with O’Rourke, Boebert says, “He had no right to come to our state and tell us how he was going to take away our guns.”
She added, “I remember when he said, ‘Hell yes,’ he was going to take away our guns, and I thought, ‘Hell no, he isn’t!’ So, I drove three hours to his anti-gun rally, had my Glock on my hip, and took the microphone and told him exactly what I was thinking: hell, no, you aren’t.”
This just might be the platform people in Colorado are looking for. As long as she keeps her cool and is smart about it. No one likes a “gun nut” but there is a way to approach gun control as a conservative. Colorado has had its share of shootings but that should not be a knee jerk reaction and come in and take every law abiding citizen’s gun.