Salon.com and other media outlets are once again going after Republican representative Lauren Boebert, this time they are trying to condemn her as a bad mother and unsafe gun owner by cyberstalking her 8-year-old online.
Salon reporter Zachary Petrizzo decided to go through Lauren Boebert’s son’s TikTok account to find evidence of any wrongdoing. Petrizzo found a video where firearms can be seen in the background of their family home, because of this he argues that Boebert is violating Colorado’s gun storage law and endangering her child.
In the July 25 video, Boebert’s son is seen dancing alone in that same bedroom, close to a weapon that appears to be one of the same rifles seen loaded during the February Zoom call. It’s in a different position in the July video, leaning casually against the headboard of a bed, near what appears to be a handgun lying on the floor.
Boebert did not return Salon’s request for comment on this story.
That high-powered rifle is still visible in a video posted by Boebert’s son in late August, in which he shows off his abdominal muscles. Several TikTok videos viewed by Salon reveal that Boebert’s son was playing in the bedroom, at times with two young friends, but with no parental supervision.
In these videos Boebert’s 8-year-old child does not acknowledge the guns or even attempt to handle them. This is not the point Salon’s Zachary Petrizzo is making, Petrizzo’s angle is that Boebert is endangering her children simply because she has firearms in the home and not in a safe.
This hit piece will not go anywhere, Boebert will not be charged as a result of this article. What is interesting is that people like Zachary Petrizzo are trying to get Boebert fired by cyberstalking their children. This is nothing new and it will only become a more common tactic as time marches on.