Oscars: Pro-Gun Control Hollywood Enjoy Security ‘Similar to a U.S. President’

402720 01: Road blocks and security guards stop traffic at Hollywood and Highland for the 74th Annual Academy Awards March 24, 2002 in Hollywood, CA. In the wake of September 11, security at the Oscars is the highest ever. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pro-gun control Hollywood celebrities attending Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony will enjoy security “similar to when a U.S. president visits” Los Angeles, according to law enforcement.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that “a huge chunk of the [Los Angeles Police Department’s] 10,072 sworn officers will be on hand” for the Oscars. Moreover, they spoke to an officer who indicated Sunday will be a “mid-to-max deployment day” involving protocols similar to those used when presidents visit.

An LAPD spokesperson said, “We will deploy enough officers to ensure the safety of all the citizens and Oscar attendees. We hope for the best and are prepared for the worst.”

On March 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported LAPD’s deployment of “500 officers to wrap the Dolby Theatre in multiple barriers of armed security for the [2018 Oscars].”

The security for the 2018 Oscars included “road closures to prevent people breaching a security perimeter made up of a wall of ten-foot gates and barricades, FBI agents, and firefighters.” And police helicopters circled above the Dolby Theater while private security guards were stationed inside.

A security guard stands in the rain by the red carpet during preparations for the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

A security guard stands in the rain by the red carpet during preparations for the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California.  (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty)

Yet even as they benefited from good guys with guns, the anti-gun stalwarts in Hollywood wore their pro-gun control accessories to the high-profile event. Prior to the 2018 Oscars, several celebrities made clear their “plan to wear orange lapel pins on the red carpet and during tonight’s ceremony in support of gun control and the Michael Bloomberg-founded gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.”

We witnessed a similar situation at the 2016 Oscars, when celebrities wore gun control bracelets while surrounded by massive amounts of armed security.

Such behavior sends the message that a celebrity life is worth more than the life of a farmer in middle America; that guns for the commoner need to be controlled and limited but armed protection on par with presidential protection is justified for Hollywood.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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