On Tuesday, Democratic congressional candidate Yadira Caraveo called her GOP opponent Lori Saine’s proposal to let teachers carry guns “dangerous.”
“One week after 18 children were murdered in Uvalde, Lori Saine wants more guns in schools,” stated Caraveo on Twitter. “Gun violence is now the #1 cause of death in U.S. kids. I’m a pediatrician running for Congress in the new [eighth congressional district] — help me stop this dangerous rhetoric and build a better future for our kids.”
On her Facebook page, Saine posted the “Let Teachers Carry” meme and promised to support the “Safe Students Act,” sponsored by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). Massie has endorsed Saine.
Saine, who’s a Weld County commissioner, also posted a meme stating, “‘Gun Free Zone’ is a victim factory.” She promised not to allow AR-15s, the type of gun used at the Uvalde massacre, from being banned.
Another Republican in the race, state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer has made guns a central feature of her campaign, releasing an advertisement showing her shooting a pistol in a shooting range.
Two other Republican candidates are: Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann and former Green Beret Tyler Allcorn.
The congressional district they are battling to represent lies mostly north of Denver. An eighth congressional district was assigned to Denver after the 2020 Census.