Extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) argued on Fox News Thursday that gun control isn’t the reply to mass shootings because “when 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes.”
“We secured the cockpit,” said Boebert, the lawmaker who posed for a Christmas photo together with her three young children holding assault rifles last 12 months.
“I would like our schools secured,” she said. “I would like our youngsters protected, and I would like teachers that may protect themselves and their students. And you realize what? We will achieve this without attempting to disarm law-abiding residents.”
Other countries have shown that tightening gun control laws and banning assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons is highly effective in stopping mass shootings.
Boebert’s comments got here within the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. An 18-year-old male opened fire in an Uvalde elementary school with an assault rifle he purchased legally, killing 19 children and two teachers.
It happened lower than 10 days after one other 18-year-old killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Latest York, also with a firearm purchased legally.
The massacres have put renewed pressure on Republicans to permit the passage of meaningful gun reform laws, including by voting on bills to expand background checks for gun purchases. Although this concept attracts broad support from American voters, it’s been blocked for years by elected Republicans, a lot of whom receive enormous campaign support from gun lobbyists.
Boebert’s reasoning didn’t delay with critics. Many noted that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks eternally modified the landscape of air travel with a purpose to prevent future attacks.
All flights remained grounded until days later, on Sept. 14. When air travel did resume, airport security dramatically intensified, and myriad recent screening measures ― not unlike the checks gun control advocates are calling for ― were implemented.
I assume the GED doesn’t require one to check analogies just like the SAT.
— Rachel Vindman 🌻 (@natsechobbyist) May 27, 2022
Yes we did!
We closed airspace for two days. And we did this: banned all knives, no curbside check-ins, use of Air Marshals & only ticketed passengers beyond airport metal detectors. Flying was never again the identical.
We will respond immediately again if our leaders in DC will lead! https://t.co/joxWrP3mJF
— Kerry Donovan (@KerryDonovanCO) May 27, 2022
When 9/11 happened, we literally created a completely recent cabinet department dedicated to frisking your shoes and confiscating any bottle of liquid larger than 8 ounces. https://t.co/1NTTFRxCZf
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) May 27, 2022
First, you’ve gotten to have a pilot’s licence to fly a plane. Second, post 9/11, TSA won’t let anyone get on the plane with a lot as a pair of nail clippers. In addition they make you are taking your shoes/belt/jacket off and get a full body X-ray to get into the terminal. https://t.co/JEVSuG8sTG
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 27, 2022
ID checked TWICE before even going through TSA = universal background checks
pull out all electronics, undergo an invasive X-ray, my locs are all the time patted down = Background checks
Cannot take weapons on board = automatic weapons ban https://t.co/cYqWkmIdPq
— Shay Text ACT to 644-33 @MomsDemand (@Endurance97) May 27, 2022
Lots of things are obviously mistaken with this line of pondering, but um… are there 9/11-style attacks all of the fucking time? https://t.co/w2rpxyq9y1
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) May 27, 2022