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Boebert’s Lies About Why She Carries A Gun Exposed

Boebert’s Lies About Why She Carries A Gun Exposed

By now we’re all well aware of Lauren Boebert’s gun fetish. Servers at her Shooters Grill restaurant in Rifle, Colo., wear sidearms and the menu offers a number of gun-themed dishes. She strutted around Colorado during her campaign with a Glock handgun strapped to her hip. She bragged that she would be packing heat in the U.S. Capitol. The freshman Colorado Republican representative even featured several long guns in the background of her video feed during a House of Representatives hearing last month.

She claims that the reason she began carrying protection is that a man was killed right outside her restaurant. Two days ago she recounted that terrifying tale on the floor of the House of Representatives. “When I became a business owner, I needed to protect myself. There was an altercation outside of my restaurant where a man was physically beat to death.”

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She’s repeated that story often, including at last month’s CPAC gathering, as she proclaims her undying support for the Second Amendment. But there’s one big problem.

That story is an out-and-out lie. An enterprising fact checker with the Washington Post contacted the Rifle Police Department and was provided with the raw investigative files pertaining to an incident that occurred in downtown Rifle on Aug. 22, 2013, in which a man collapsed and died in the early morning hours.

According to police reports, the man, Anthony Green, had been involved in a fight that possibly was related to a drug transaction. Witnesses told police that Green had fought with a man with a prosthetic leg, which came off during their scuffle. Those same witnesses said Green “duked that guy out” and then ran from the scene. Green was found collapsed on the ground several blocks away, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

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When Green was found he was carrying a glass pipe that was filled with methamphetamine residue. His autopsy report, written just two weeks after his death, concluded that the man died of “methamphetamine intoxication” and was the “unintentional consequence of habitual drug abuse.” Green was not beaten to death.

What’s more, the altercation with the man with the prosthetic leg didn’t take place outside of Boebert’s restaurant. It took place three blocks away.

In its estimation, the Post says Boebert’s fiction writing earns her three Pinocchios.

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