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Rep. Lauren Boebert duels with Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg over guns

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David Hogg, who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, stands during a news conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Newly elected, gun-toting Colorado Republican Congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, is receiving backlash for telling Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg, to give his “keyboard a rest, child.” The tweet comes just days before the third anniversary of the MSD mass shooting on Valentine’s Day in Parkland.

In a tweet on Thursday, Hogg called on Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to take a stand against Boebert and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) whom he deemed the “real threats” to the U.S. Capitol.

Boebert, 34, replied to the 20-year-old activist in a tweet of her own: “David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child.”

The congresswoman faced widespread outrage and calls to resign following her tweet.

Boebert runs a gun-themed restaurant called “Shooters Grill” in her home district.
She has also pledged to carry a handgun around the Capitol, despite open carry being illegal in Washington.