“I want our schools secured,” she continued. “I want their children protected, and I want teachers that can protect themselves and their students. And you know what? We can achieve this without trying to disarm law-abiding citizens. For me, this is my equalizer. I need a way to protect myself and my children. And my firearm is my equalizer, my tool to do that.”
She accused Democrats of exploiting the tragedy, calling it “shameful.”
Boebert criticized Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for blocking a school safety bill proposed by Republicans, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for arguing with her on Twitter, and Beto O’Rourke for crashing a press conference about the school shooting.
“When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes,” she concluded. “We secured the cockpit.”