Friday, during a performance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) offered a defense of the Second Amendment, arguing it was an “equalizer.”
According to the freshman Republican legislator in Colorado, gun rights were women’s rights.
“[T]The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting,” she said. “And it certainly has nothing to do with deer having Kevlar vests. It’s actually an equalizer. Gun rights are women’s rights. And I need an equalizer to defend myself against a bigger potential aggressor. That’s why most people wear. So they have a way of defending themselves. And we have the Second Amendment to protect us from a tyrannical government. But this is important to me because I am a mother of four boys. And I need a way to protect them, to defend our lives. And that’s what matters.”
“I have a pretty interesting story in my book, ‘My American Life,’ about what prompted me to become passionate about the Second Amendment,” Boebert continued. “I saw so many politicians giving away our freedoms instead of securing our rights as they took an oath. And I even challenged Beto O’Rourke when he said he’d come get our guns. And now I’m taking on Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats, and sadly, two Republicans in the House to make sure the rights of the American people to the Second Amendment are not taken away.
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