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Entire internet tells Lauren Boebert to sit the f*ck down after she tweets about Colorado Springs shooting

People are still absorbing the shocking news of a gunman who opened fire at a Colorado gay bar last night.

The attack happened at Club Q in Colorado Springs. 911 calls started rolling in shortly before midnight, and officers and ambulances arrived at the scene within minutes.

Per CNN:

An armed 22-year-old entered an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just before midnight Saturday night and immediately opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring 18 others, before patrons stopped and disarmed him, police said Sunday.

The suspect in the shooting at Club Q was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, according to Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez. He used a long rifle in the shooting, and two firearms were found at the scene, he said.

…The incident lasted just minutes. Police received numerous 911 calls starting at 11:56 p.m., officers were dispatched at 11:57 p.m., an officer arrived at midnight and the suspect was detained at 12:02 a.m.

The names of the five victims have not yet been released nor has Aldrich’s motive for the shooting, though the shooting is eerily reminiscent of the 2016 Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida, during which gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

All morning, community members, LGBTQ organizations, and elected officials alike have been issuing statements in response to yesterday’s mass shooting, offering their condolences to the victims’ families, calling for gun reform, and noting that the attack happened on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which happens annually on November 20 to memorialize those murdered as a result of transphobia.

One person who joined the chorus was none other than gay-hating, gun-loving congresswoman Lauren Boebert, the U.S. representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, which shares a border with Colorado’s 5th congressional district, where Colorado Springs and Club Q are located.

“The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful,” Boebert, who just narrowly won her reelection effort by less than 1,000 votes, tweeted. “This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly.”

Um… Seriously? Where do we even begin with this one???

Boebert, who owned a gun-themed diner called Shooters Grill until last July, has spent the past several years trolling LGBTQ people while voting against background checks and calling any sort of common sense gun reform “an all-out assault on the Second Amendment.”

Related: Lauren Boebert releases psychotic video attacking Nancy Pelosi and ending with gunshots

She has a 92% approval rating with the NRA and a 0% rating with HRC and, in January 2021, co-signed a letter, along with more than 80 other Republicans, demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi allow members of Congress to bring guns to work.

Oh, and last December she posted a photo of her four kids holding assault weapons in front of their family Christmas tree.

Here’s how folx are responding to Boebert’s “thoughts and prayers” tweet this morning…

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