Hollywood, one of the greatest sources for gun-control propaganda, surrounded itself with good guys with guns, body armor, security dogs, SWAT, and special FBI teams to host the Golden Globes awards on January 8, 2017.
This means actresses like Jessica Chastain, star of gun control’s box office flop Miss Sloane, was able to rail against gun rights onscreen, but enjoyed the benefits and safety that guns provide during the Golden Globes awards ceremony. Chastain was nominated for a Golden Globe even though Miss Sloane tanked at the box office, as Breitbart News reported.
Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds was nominated for a Golden Globe also. The New York Daily News reported that just days after the June 12, 2016, Orlando Pulse nightclub attack, Reynolds was busy tweeting instructions to his followers, explaining how they could contact Congress to demand more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
Matt Damon was at the awards also, the very Matt Damon who makes millions using guns in the Bourne film series, yet calls for an Australia-like gun ban for the rest of America.
Chastain, Reynolds, and other Hollywood anti-gunners were tucked safely behind a wall of guns, dogs, transport vehicles, and SWAT teams at the Golden Globes, availing themselves of the very protection they war against when they make films pushing gun control, ask Americans to demand more gun control, or decry the absence of Australia-like gun bans.
Deadline reported “SWAT team members and armored trucks,” and the UK Independent reported the “FBI, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Beverly Hills Police Department” were all sending resources. Private security firms were also involved.
It is clearly another case of “guns for me but not for thee,” and it shows just how out of step Hollywood is with the hardworking men and women in flyover country who do not have SWAT teams, FBI special teams, bomb dogs, or armored vehicles full of officers at the ready. These hardworking men and women just have the Second Amendment, which guarantees their right to get a Glock 19 or a Smith & Wesson revolver and stand guard as their family’s first–and perhaps, only–line of defense.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.