WATCH: Virginia 2A Rally Attendee: ‘Gun Rights Are Absolutely Women’s Rights’

Lauren Boebert, carrying a Glock pistol, appeared at a Beto O'Rourke rally in Colorado on Thursday, challenging him for his comment about taking AR-15s and AK-47s from American gun owners.
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Restaurant owner and Virginia Second Amendment rally attendee Lauren Boebert made clear on Monday, “Gun right are absolutely women’s rights.”

Boebert owns Colorado’s Shooters Grill, a restaurant where patrons are welcomed by a sign that reads, ““Guns are welcome on premises. Please keep all weapons holstered, unless the need arises. In such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated.”

Waitresses at the outlet openly carry firearms and Boebert herself, during a Beto O’Rourke campaign rally–back when he was still running for the Democrat nomination–famously yelled out, “Hell no, you’re not taking [our guns].”

Boebert attended the Virginia Citizen Defense League’s January 20, 2020, Second Amendment rally and told Breitbart News, “Gun rights are absolutely women’s rights.”

When asked how she responds to people who say gun control law save lives, she responded, “Have they? Have gun control lives saved lives? No. Criminals by definition break the law. We already have gun laws in place. All you’re doing is restricting law-abiding citizens from defending their lives.”

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Boebert described herself as “five foot zero, one hundred pounds.” She said, “I cannot physically defend myself from an attacker and my firearm is a a great neutralizer. I hope to God that I never have to use it…but I thank God that I have it and I have that right in case it’s ever needed.”

Second Amendment proponent Michelle Thomas also spoke to Breitbart News, noting how often women are defenseless when abducted. She notes, “It could be a totally different story if you were just a responsible gun owner and knew how to use your firearm and did carry.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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