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Rand Calls Gun-Hating Celebs’ Use Of Armed Security ‘Hypocrisy’

March 29, 2013 by  

Famous people who back gun control are being hypocritical when they retain the services of security guards who carry handguns and other firearms, said Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week.

Speaking on the “Hannity” show on FOX News, Paul said gun control devotees like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as famous Hollywood types, are right to hire security to protect their famous selves from personal harm; they’re just wrong to oppose the rights of other Americans to own firearms so they can accomplish the same thing.

I don’t begrudge any famous person like Mayor Bloomberg, or the President or the President’s family for having protection — I think they all should; there’s enough crazy people out there who would attack on the right or the left. But I think when you are being protected by people who have weapons, or responsible people, I can’t see why you would be opposed to that for other people.

So yes, many rich Hollywood celebrities have armed guards with them at all times and many regular people who live in a poor neighborhood, who have a business in a poor neighborhood and a neighborhood that may have higher crime — those people have to suffer the vicissitudes of violent crime without protection sometimes, because of gun control laws. So, yes, I think there is a certain amount of hypocrisy.

Paul and other colleagues in the Senate have pledged to filibuster gun-control legislation ahead of an expected vote next month.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • FreedomFighter

    These are the same celebs that claim to have made a deal with satan to become famous?

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Jana

    People whose livelihood depends on them pretending to be something other than what they are must watch out because pretty soon they start believing they are the kind of people they portray, when in actuality they are still the confused idiots they always were.
    then these idiots try to tell the rest of us how we are to think and vote.

    The sad thing is there are people who idolize these same idiots and they hang on every word and action not to mention try to emulate their looks by the clothes they wear too, so now we have a lot of idiots running around acting like the movie stars with no common sense and no idea of what real life is all about. They live in a completely made up world.

    Teens think that it is ok to run away when they are having a conversation with their parents that they don’t like. (Not in my house.)

    Most movies and commercials make the men or dads look like bumbling fools or inept. That is not the case in the real world.

    Celebrities are paid entertainers, that is all they are, and they are paid way too much!

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