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Lauren Boebert (second from left) is
shown here with the Shooters Grill
staff. Boebert sports a Glock 26 or
Glock 43, depending on whether
she's carrying openly or concealed.
education and married a billionaire's
daughter-this wasn't a regular guy-
but his talking points were about
privilege. I was frustrated with how
disingenuous he was.
Before O'Rourke, I would complain about infringements on our
gun rights, and people would tell
me: " No one is going to take your
guns. " But then Beto forgot the
political playbook and openly spoke
about it with his " Hell, yes, we're
going to take your AR-15. " I didn't
see anyone standing up to contest this. When he announced he
was coming to Colorado, I decided
it wasn't enough for me to sit on
my couch and watch; I had to say
something. My mind was racing as
I went-I didn't attend rallies and
town halls! Fear set in, but I knew
it was selfish to succumb. The frustration building inside me was leading me to do something about it, to
make a difference.
There were a couple hundred people there, including Moms Demand
Action activists. They saw me, with
my Shooters Grill shirt and firearm,
and remarks immediately started flying my way. I didn't respond because
I didn't want to cause a scene and
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get kicked out. Beto was more than
an hour late for the rally, and people
around me were making remarks, telling me I was dangerous; one woman
even slapped my hand. But I didn't let
them drive me away. He finally came
out and gave a divisive speech. I saw a
woman with a microphone, so I asked
if we could ask questions. She agreed
right away, but then she came back
to me and said, " You're going to be
respectful, right? " I guess because she
saw my gun and my shirt and figured
I wasn't in favor of him. I said, " Yes,
ma'am. " So they let me. And I am a
mom of four, so I know how to use my
voice to get my point across!
That experience made me realize
I had a voice, and it could affect millions. So, then I set on using that voice
to uphold freedom and our Constitution for the generations to come.
A1F: What reactions have you been
getting in Colorado, first with confronting him and then with your
election win?
Boebert: The support has been
unimaginable. Campaigning for a
year was one of the most-incredible
experiences of my life because I could
connect with people. People want to
be heard and to know that their representative will listen to them and put
what is important to them first.
A1F: What did you think of freshmen orientation and D.C.?

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Boebert: One thing is very clear
from orientation: The federal government loves wasting tax dollars-
so much was unnecessary! But there
was some valuable training as well,
on the legislative process, parliamentary procedures and more. The
most-important part, though, was
meeting my colleagues. This freshmen class is something I'm so grateful I'm part of. It looks like America,
with more women and more minorities. And incredible talent. I saw that
these were people who love their
communities, love America. They're
doing their part to stand up and
serve their country. I'm part of a
group of people who really want to
move the dial, really want to make a
difference, and that further encourages me to do the same.
A1F: Tell us about your priorities as
you take office.
Boebert: I hope to get a seat on the
Natural Resources Committee; with
that, I want to affect great energy policy for my district and to deregulate a
lot that has been hindering our workers. I want to take care of my district,
to help give them a thriving economy,
to have small businesses flourishing. I
want jobs to stay home in America. I
also would like a seat on the Judiciary
Committee, to fight for the American
dream, to continue American exceptionalism. And I want to be known for

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Photos Courtesy Lauren Boebert Campaign



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