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HYPOCRISY: Lauren Boebert SLAMMED after her comments on shooting at Colorado gay bar

HYPOCRISY: Lauren Boebert SLAMMED after her comments on shooting at Colorado gay bar

HYPOCRISY: Lauren Boebert SLAMMED after her comments on shooting at Colorado gay bar

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The gunman who opened fire inside of a Colorado gay club Saturday night, killing five and injuring 18 others, was previously arrested for threatening to bomb a neighborhood last year, and trigger-happy Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) doesn’t seem to care enough to change her stance on common-sense gun regulations.

22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich was charged with two counts of felony menacing and three counts of first-degree kidnapping after calling a bomb threat to a local neighborhood and refusing to cooperate with officers.

Aldrich claimed to be armed with multiple weapons, including a bomb and ammunition.

A Tactical Support Unit, which includes the Regional Explosives Unit was called in. Around 10 homes were evacuated in the surrounding area, while an emergency text notification was sent out to homes within a 1/4-mile radius of the address,” according to KRDO.

No explosives were found.

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Shortly before midnight on Friday, Aldrich walked into Club Q – one of two Colorado Springs gay clubs – and opened fire. Police arrived on the scene minutes after a flood of 911 calls about the shooting.

Police Chief Adrian Vasquez, said two firearms were found at the scene, including an AR-15-style “long rifle.”

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“At least two heroic people” confronted the gunman and stopped the shooting, Vasquez said, adding: “We owe them a great debt of thanks,” The Associated Press reported.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) received instant backlash after tweeting her condemnation of Saturday night’s shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub.

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But the public isn’t buying the crocodile tears of the unwavering second amendment propagandist, who has unapologetically refused to entertain any idea of gun control. Boebert has also been vocal in pushing anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, which some believe contributed to violent attacks like these on members of the community.

Political consultant Fred Wellman reminded the forgetful Boebert.

Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said that Attorney General Merrick Garland has been briefed on what some are calling a “hate crime,” and said the FBI is assisting local law enforcement.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis – the first openly gay man in the country to be elected governor — called the news “sickening.”

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of those lost, injured, and traumatized in this horrific shooting,” Polis said. “Colorado stands with our LGBTQ community and everyone impacted by this tragedy as we mourn.”

Increasingly derogatory and inflammatory rhetoric has been directed toward the LGBTQ community in recent months, leading to a rise in violent attacks, after right-wing bigots falsely pushed the dangerous narrative that drag queens and members of the transgender community are “grooming” and indoctrinating children.

Though a motive hasn’t been revealed, Club Q – one of only two gay bars in the town of nearly half a million – hosts a Drag Diva Drag Show on Saturdays and an all-ages brunch on Sundays.

The CEO of Lambda Legal – a prominent LGBTQ rights organization – Kevin Jennings, called for stricter gun laws, condemning the ease of access and the adverse effects on marginalized communities.

America’s toxic mix of bigotry and absurdly easy access o firearms means that such events are all too common and LGBTQ+ people, BIPOC communities, the Jewish community, and other vulnerable populations pay the price again and again for our political leadership’s failure to act. We must stand together to demand meaningful action before yet another tragedy strikes our nation.

On the nightclub’s Facebook Page, Club referred to the attack as a hate crime.

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” they wrote. “We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.

Performer Del Lusional expressed disbelief. “I never thought this would happen to me and my bar,” she tweeted. “I don’t know what to do with myself. I can’t stop hearing the shots.

Mr. Aldrich remains in custody. Investigators are determining if prosecution of the shooting falls under hate crime guidelines.

Original reporting by Thomas Peipert and Jesse Bedayn at The Associated Press.

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