Controversial US politician Lauren Boebert mentioned during one of her references that Jesus “didn’t have enough AR-15s to keep his government from killing him”. Boebert is well known as an advocate of the second amendment who reinforces that every US citizen should have a weapon.
Her “joke” about the death of Jesus Christ was not welcomed well by the audience, nor by most people. Even some people who support Boebert for her pro-gun rights stance did not take kindly to the comment made.
The comment has been made during her speech at the 2022 Family Camp Meeting which was aired live on YouTube as well as live Television.
The origin of this comment has come from some commentators on different social media platforms who used comments such as “Jesus didn’t rely on guns to share his message”, at least this is what Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stated to the press in response to her statement.
This was not the first time Boebart mentioned records from the Bible during her pro-gun rights statements. Earlier this year she made a reference to the first recorded murder within the Bible in which Cain (the son of Adam and Even) killed his brother Abel.
“Cancel culture has been here since the very beginning. Cain canceled Abel. And guess what, it wasn’t with a big, scary AR-15, it was with a rock,” she said. “So I don’t think it’s a firearm issue, I think it’s a heart, a sin issue.” (Quote by Lauren Boebert)
Based on the biblical records to which Boebert refers, Jesus allowed himself to be arrested by Jewish authorities and crucified by order of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Jesus never had the intent to resist or fight those who opposed him.
Lauren Boebert is currently under investigation by Colorado officials following a complaint about her use of campaign funds.