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Second Amendment Advocate Who Confronted Beto ORourke Running for Congress

A gun rights advocate who confronted Beto ORourke, a former congressional representative for Texas, over his plan to seize firearms announced her run for Congress over the weekend.

Lauren Boebert, 33, owns a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, where staff members are encouraged to wear guns while working. Its called Shooters Grill.

Boebert drew attention earlier this year when she confronted the Democrat over his incendiary remarks regarding his gun seizure proposal.

Now Boebert, a Republican, says shes running for Colorados 3rd Congressional District. The seat is currently held by 63-year-old Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.).

“There is a battle for the heart and soul of our country that I intend on helping win,” Boebert said in a statement. “Im running for Congress to stand up for our conservative values, address our current representatives failed promises, and put far-left Democrats back in their place.”

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Squad and the rest of these left-wing lunatics are taking a wrecking ball to our country while our current representative stays utterly silent. Hard-working, patriotic Americans like you and me dont want the Green New Deal and socialized medicine. Every time AOC and the rest of the Squad pipes up with another crazy idea, I will remind them that our belief in God, Country and Family are what built the United States of America into the greatest nation the world has ever known.”

Rep Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) in a 2017 file photograph. (Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Edward Wilks, owner of Tradesmen Gun Store and Pawnshop helps Lauren Boebert with a firearm at his store in Rifle, Colorado on April 24, 2018. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images)

Though Boebert has never held an elected office, she said she has experience with grassroots political efforts.

“If AOC can be one person and direct the narrative for an entire nation, then doggone so can I,” she told the