The Second Amendment is constantly finding itself under threat, as its destruction is a fantasy that many liberals and progressives across the nation would love to see fulfilled.
But when anti-Trump protesters participated in an anti-NRA protest, guess who they hired? If you guessed armed guards, you’re right. Anti-Second Amendment protesters are as ironic as they are hypocritical when they have to use armed bodyguards for their own security while advocating Americans forfeit their ability to defend themselves. (via Townhall)
As organizers of Everytown, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control lobbying group, and “Women’s March” begin a planned rally, they have organized a march from Virginia to Washington, D.C., as part of a “resistance” against the NRA and the Second Amendment.
Unfortunately for them, hypocrisy doesn’t impress anyone. Many notable members of the rally, including left-leaning agitators like Shannon Watts and Linda Sarsour have hired armed guards – while demanding everyone else turn in their guns and become defenseless. Michael Bloomberg, who funds Watts to the tune of millions of dollars, is constantly surrounded with a security detail as well.
Everytown spokeswoman Erika Lamb defended the fact her group uses armed security while trying to disarm Americans a couple of years ago when pressed with a similar backlash to her hypocrisy. In response to a Twitter user who asked: “Why do all the big anti-gun advocates have security who carry loaded guns?” Lamb claimed, “because people on your side of the debate threaten our lives. We are not anti-gun, why do you criticize our security. Same you want for yourself.”
What Lamb fails to realize is the reason her use of security is being called out is because she and her group are advocating forcibly taking away the ability of average Americans to defend themselves. She even suggests that “as long as you’re not a felon, dangerously mentally ill or other prohibited purchaser,” you can still own a gun. However, what she doesn’t mention is Everytown is against national concealed carry for law-abiding citizens. (via Breitbart)
It would be one thing if the anti-Second Amendment crowd had any real data supporting their claims. However, they usually end up substituting facts for feelings. Thomas Sowell, conservative author and Stanford economist, feels the same way, saying that “the zealotry of gun control advocates might make some sense if they had any serious evidence that more restrictive gun control laws actually reduce crime. But they seldom even discuss the issue in terms of empirical evidence” (via Creators Syndicate).
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Sowell goes on to point out that proponents of tighter gun control often appear to show favoritism to criminals over citizens who follow the law. He’s right, of course. Criminals will always find a way to obtain guns. So, the default position of gun control advocates — whether they want to admit it or not — is one of disarming law-abiding citizens, thereby making them vulnerable to criminals.
Americans are sick of the hypocrisy of the left. From billionaires who live in compounds advocating for open borders to anti-gun advocates surrounded by a squad of armed bodyguards, the irony of this seems to be lost on everyone except the common American.