(USA Features) Rep. Lauren Boebert took to the House floor on Wednesday to rail at Democrats over calls for new gun control while at the same time thanking them for driving record numbers of gun sales.
“Madame Speaker, I want to begin this evening by thanking my Democrat colleagues for their outstanding work in encouraging millions of Americans to celebrate their Second Amendment rights by purchasing their first, second or even 100th firearm,” Boebert said.
The left's gun-grabbing rhetoric is encouraging millions of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights by buying their first, second, or even 100th firearm.
Democrats can keep running their mouths, and we’ll keep adding to our arsenals. pic.twitter.com/Dw5yFIyEzR
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 29, 2021
“From the left’s riots in cities across America to Biden’s threats to strip away our basic constitutional rights, Democrats are single-handedly responsible for the sale of tens of millions of firearms. Bravo. Well done.
“Now, I have some questions for these freedom haters. When are you going to call on the chief executive, the basement dweller, to hold his own son accountable for his gun crimes?” Boebert said, referencing a report some weeks ago that Hunter Biden may have lied on federal firearms form to purchase a handgun a couple of years ago when he answered “no” to a question about whether he has ever used drugs.
Hunter Biden was kicked out of the U.S. Navy for using cocaine and there have been photos of him published online allegedly from a computer hard drive that belonged to him showing him in various stages of drug use.
Boebert noted that lying on a federal firearms application is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
“Of which, 10 percent will not be going to the ‘big guy,’” Boebert quipped, citing reports that a percentage of money Hunter Biden earned on business deals he kicked back to his now-president father. “Rules for thee, but not for my crackhead, parmesan smoking, gun criminal son.”
“Why was the Secret Service involved in locating this firearm?” she inquired, again citing previous reports that said Hunter Biden’s girlfriend at the time threw his handgun in a dumpster behind a local grocer and the Secret Service sent agents to retrieve it.
She then suggested had Donald Trump Jr. been involved in a similar incident, he would have been charged.
“That’s just the start of the hypocrisy. Biden will call widely-purchased firearms ‘weapons of war,’ but then he’ll tell you that you need an F-15 or a nuke to keep the federal government in check,” Boebert said.
“He will target so-called ‘merchants of death,’ but celebrate the 600 abortion clinics across America,” she continued.
“This regime will encourage riots, defund the police and try to take away Americans’ right to self-defense. Madame Speaker, the American people are not on board with the Biden regime’s hypocritical gun-grabbing. Instead, they are buying guns at a record rate,” she noted further.
The Colorado Republican went on to say that Democrats “can keep running their mouths and we will keep adding to our arsenals.”