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U.S. House Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) said today what a lot of 2A supporters are likely thinking as she weighed in on the story about a woman with a pistol stopping a potential mass shooter.
Boebert wondered in a tweet, “Will the news share this story far and wide?”
“Doubtful, as it proves exactly the point they don’t want to make,” Boebert lamented.
Will the news share this story far and wide?
Doubtful, as it proves exactly the point they don’t want to make. https://t.co/yqObHXsiJ8
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 28, 2022
According to the police, Dennis Butler was shot to death by an armed citizen when he opened fire with an AR-15 on Wednesday at a graduation party in Charleston, West Virginia.
WCHS reported that court records indicate that Butler was a convicted felon, which meant that he shouldn’t have been in possession of any guns and that he was also a fugitive who was wanted by deputies on a misdemeanor charge of transferring and receiving stolen goods from earlier this year.
Kanawha magistrate court records reportedly show some 20 arrests for local charges, and Butler was a frequent flyer at the Kanawha County Judicial Annex when it came to getting arrested, but those charges were often dismissed when witnesses failed to show up.
In 2016, Butler faced unlawful and malicious wounding charges after a woman was shot on Charleston’s East Side and a felon with a firearm charge was linked by court documents to family and child neglect and abuse convictions in Pennsylvania, according to WCHS.
The Kanawha County Prosecutor’s office still has to review the circumstances around Butler’s death and detectives are also looking into the origin of the weapon Butler brandished, the outlet added.