Speaking to a crowd in Aurora, Colorado Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was confronted about his “hell yes” I will take your guns by an unassuming opponent.
Lauren Boebert said to O’Rourke, “I am here to say: Hell, no, you’re not. I have four children, I am 5-foot-0, 100 pounds, I cannot really defend myself with a fist…I want to know how you’re going to legislate that because a criminal breaks the law, so all you’re going to do is restrict law-abiding citizens, like myself…Self-defense is a right that we have that shall to be infringed in America.”
According to the Denver Post, the 32-year-old Boebert drove three hours from the town of Rifle to confront Beto. Boebert is the owner of a restaurant where the staff carries firearms. “As she spoke, a handgun was holstered at her side.”
Beto O’Rourke spoke in Colorado, a state that has been no stranger to mass shootings such as Columbine and the Aurora movie theater shooting where 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in 2012. Many Beto supporters and anti-second amendment voters were in attendance and continuously shouted over Boebert. It got so bad that Beto had to intervene and ask the audience to be “respectful.”
Video of @ShootersGrill Lauren Boebert telling @BetoORourke “hell no” he won’t take her guns. She traveled 3 hours Thursday to say that to him. I asked Beto after if he understands the emotions he is stirring up across the country pic.twitter.com/BSuvE3o6C6
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) September 20, 2019