Lauren Boebert Trolls Democrats in Zoom Video with AR-15s in Background

Owner Lauren Boebert poses for a portrait at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado on April 24, 2018. - Lauren Boebert opened Shooters Grill in 2013 with her husband Jason in the small town of Rifle, Colorado, the only city in the United States named after a gun according to them. …

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) trolled Democrats Thursday by taking part in a Zoom video with AR-15 rifles and a shotgun visible on the bookshelves behind her.

The video was the medium for the House Natural Resources Committee meeting, and the guns were clearly visible just feet behind Boebert.

The Hill reports Democrats responded with criticism, alleging Boebert does not store firearms safely.

Fox example, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) said, “I always thought my dirty dishes piled up and accumulating bacteria were the most dangerous thing in a Zoom background…#SafeStorage.”

The HuffPost’s Matt Fuller noted Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) also reacted to the “gun shrine” behind Boebert:

Bobert responded to the criticism by tweeting a photo of the guns in the background and explaining, “Who said this is storage? These are ready for use.”

On December 23, 2020, Boebert told Breitbart News she was getting a Washington, DC, concealed carry permit so she could carry a gun daily in the city. Weeks later, on January 3, 2021, Boebert trolled Democrats in an Arsenal Media Group video which showed her walking through different parts of the city, showing how she would keep her Glock close-at-hand for self-defense.

On February 4, 2021, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee explained Boebert’s pursuit of permit had been successful, saying, “A concealed carry permit was issued in that case.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa 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 at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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