A 21-year-old man opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in a Boulder supermarket, killing 10 people. The mass shooting follows another attack just last week when a 21-year-old white man killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, at three Atlanta-based spas in the midst of spiking anti-Asian hate crimes.
The New York Times reported that after the city of Boulder enacted an assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines ban in 2018 following the Parkland, Florida school shooting, a state district court judge ruled this month that Boulder could not enforce such bans. The ruling came just 10 days before the gunman used an “AR-15-type rifle” to kill 10 people at the King Soopers store, law enforcement officials said.
Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider fired back at Lauren Boebert, who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, following her tweet from February that read: “The people who think we need more gun control are the same people who think the ‘AR’ in ‘AR-15’ stands for assault rifle.” On Tuesday, he replied, “I thought it stood for ‘You AR a f—ing idiot!’ – sincerely, Dee Snider. Proud gun owner, 2nd amendment advocate AND BELIEVER IN INTELLIGENT GUN CONTROL!!! If you need an AR-15 for self defense…you are a terrible shot.”
Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach shared Snider’s reply on his own Twitter account, adding, “The people that believe that it’s the year 1776 & the 2nd Amendment applies literally in 2021 do not understand the difference between a Musket and an AR-15.” He also rebutted former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement on guns being Americans’ “God-given right enshrined in the Constitution” by writing, “God does not give a sh– about guns and he does not give a sh– about what you say. Stop using God to justify murder and your ignorance.”
See what other stars had to say in the aftermath of Monday’s mass shooting in Colorado.
I thought it stood for "You AR a fucking idiot!" – sincerely, Dee Snider. Proud gun owner, 2nd amendment advocate AND BELIEVER IN INTELLIGENT GUN CONTROL!!! If you need an AR-15 for self defense…you are a terrible shot. https://t.co/ZWhlJ5SQbr
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) March 23, 2021
The people that believe that it's the year 1776 & the 2nd Amendment applies literally in 2021 do not understand the difference between a Musket and an AR-15. https://t.co/qaJ5batObw
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) March 23, 2021
God does not give a shit about guns and he does not give a shit about what you say. Stop using God to justify murder and your ignorance https://t.co/YHiNxmhVCf
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) March 24, 2021
President Clinton once stopped assault weapons from being sold to the public. The GOP welcomed them back 10 years later. These weapons of war do not belong in civilians hands.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 24, 2021
I’m heartbroken by these recent tragedies of gun violence, and I just keep thinking about all the leaders who won’t take a stand to save lives and yet line up to pass bills that make it harder for us to vote.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 23, 2021
UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS! DO IT! You damned fools. I’d like for YOU to go to the #PigglyWiggly or the movies or to church and get gunned down by a mentally ill man you refused to look after, and see how you like it. What a country.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 24, 2021
My heart is with the families affected by the tragedy in Boulder. While we still don’t have all of the information, one thing is very clear… we need #gunreformnow. Enough is enough.
— Jessica Biel (@JessicaBiel) March 23, 2021