It is an all too common sight these days: Those shrieking the loudest about guns are unsurprisingly willing to hide behind the shield of armed security. You can attribute all manner of labels to this reality. Hypocrisy, disconnected thinking, elitism, an absence of pragmatism — all are certainly in play. But what these two-faced activists never consider is how their message is rendered impotent when weighed against their actions.
At the March For Our Lives taking place in D.C. there was this same stark dichotomy on display. Christal Hayes, from USA Today was excitedly posting numerous photos from the event, with some glaring inconsistency on display in a few of her tweets.
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) March 24, 2018
That is some impressive military might.
She also included this amusing video, as she walked the parade route.
Seems the March Against Guns sure has a high amount of armed security.
So ironic my anemia just cleared up! https://t.co/nQcRoYlYUw
— Brad Slager – The 7th Infinity Stone💻🥃🎬🍸 (@MartiniShark) March 24, 2018
That’s quite an impressive phalanx of weaponized security guarding those speaking out against weapons!
That so many today are railing against armed security in schools while safely speaking from a dais protected by armed security has to be looked at as the height of obliviousness. It is a common thread with those leading the charge.
Shannon Watts is a constant voice for gun control, yet has been discovered to benefit from having her own armed security detail. When exposed she explained it was due to her receiving threats — something normal citizens don’t have to worry about.
Years ago Harvey Weinstein had pledged to make a movie that would bring the NRA to its knees. He was on the Howard Stern program declaring there was no need for guns, and then he promptly left the studio flanked by his armed detail. Remarkable to make your message invalid in minutes like that.
Michael Moore rose to fame by making an ostensibly anti-gun documentary, “Bowling For Columbine”. When he too was exposed as someone benefiting from gun-toting guards he explained that he was not carrying himself, but that trained individuals qualified to handle weapons were doing the dirty work. That the general population does not have the disposable income to hire private mercenaries was not a factor in his mind.
And today simply extends the ever-present double-standard of these gun-nabbing activists. They will wail about us not needing to protect ourselves with weapons, and demanding we cede our rights to do so — all while safely ensconced behind the protective lineup of guns.