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(57,073 posts)
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:29 PM Jan 2021

Former state Rep. Bri Buentello sues U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for blocking her on Twitter


Former state Rep. Bri Buentello, D-Pueblo, who has been blocked from following U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Rifle) on Twitter, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver claiming First Amendment violations.

As first reported by Colorado Politics, the first-year congresswoman blocked at least a half-dozen individuals from following her @laurenboebert account on Twitter. Many of those blocked are Boebert's constituents in Congressional District 3.

Attorney David Lane, who is representing buentello, said in a statement Sunday that Boebert "apparently believes that the Constitution begins and ends with the Second Amendment. Despite her incessant whining about the alt-right being censored on social media, she has a Twitter account and she routinely blocks anyone critical of her authoritarian views.

More at link.
Former state Rep. Bri Buentello sues U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for blocking her on Twitter (Original Post) SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
K&R 2naSalit Jan 2021 #1
Me too! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #3
Boebert a Nazi being a Fascist... magicarpet Jan 2021 #2
Soon to be a prison inmate, one can only hope! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #5
. magicarpet Jan 2021 #7
Ikr! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #8
The best line from this piece... jmowreader Jan 2021 #4
Says it all! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #6
They think they want to live in the Wild West jmowreader Jan 2021 #9
Never knew that! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #10
They Called The Town Limit... ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #13
Lauren Boebert, private citizen, can block anyone she wants Retrograde Jan 2021 #11
Nice toss-in: (R-Rifle) hurl Jan 2021 #12
You're not going to believe this... jmowreader Jan 2021 #14


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1. K&R
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:33 PM
Jan 2021

ETA: Love this quote: "Boebert "apparently believes that the Constitution begins and ends with the Second Amendment."


(50,074 posts)
4. The best line from this piece...
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:36 PM
Jan 2021

This is from David Lane:

"Our client, Brianna Buentello, is a former elected state legislator who lives in Boebert’s district and is very concerned that Boebert has no knowledge of, nor concern with, the United States Constitution beyond the notion that somehow everyone can carry guns anywhere they so desire."


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9. They think they want to live in the Wild West
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:55 PM
Jan 2021

The Frontier West had serious gun control. EVERYONE had a gun. It was a necessity. But when you went in to town, your first stop had to be at the police station to put it in storage (they gave you a claim check) and when leaving town, your last stop was to pick it up.

If Lauren Boebert would have decided she wanted to walk around town strapped, she would have been arrested quickly. If she would have resisted, she would have been killed by the police - and the whole town would have supported the cops.


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13. They Called The Town Limit...
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:16 PM
Jan 2021

...the "dead line".
It meant if you were carrying a gun over that boundary, they could actually kill you if you refused to surrender it.
Happened little if at all, but I think it was a PR warning.
"Turn your guns in as you enter time or we will pry it from your cold dead hands."
There are verified stories of people being knocked unconscious and jailed for refusing. But, I've never read anything about someone actually being killed for it. Most probably just said "Oh, I forgot. Here's my gun.
Famous old west towns like Tombstone, Deadwood, & Dodge City all used that term.
As a result, there were very few shootings because the only people armed were lawmen.


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11. Lauren Boebert, private citizen, can block anyone she wants
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:06 PM
Jan 2021

Lauren Boebert, representative, however, has an obligation to listen to and represent her constituents. Those constituents are all the people in her district, not just the ones who voted for her.

If Boebert wants to go back to being a private citizen, that's fine with me. Otherwise, she has a duty to CO-3 to listen.


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14. You're not going to believe this...
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 08:06 PM
Jan 2021

...but Rifle is the name of the town Boebert lives in and runs her ptomaine-dispensing restaurant empire. It has around 10,000 population and it's named after the nearby Rifle Creek.

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