Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is calling out Hollywood celebrities who live their lives surrounded by armed guards yet campaign to have the guns of the citizenry at large taken away.
Paul said this double-standard represents “a certain degree of hypocrisy” that can’t be ignored:
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 said this hypocrisy is also present in politicians like President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Both of whom live their lives surrounded by armed guards yet spend their political capital making it harder and harder for law-abiding citizens to get the guns they need to defend their lives and property.