You know how a lot of celebrities really hate guns in the hands of free Americans? For example, Liam Neeson came out swinging last year with a rant against lawful gun owners and the Second Amendment. Then last night, there was this… no surprise here. The rules that should apply to us don’t really work for them.
Already happened:bomb-sniffing dogs, redcarpet cleared by security, one man says “did you see snipers on roof?” Very glam here #GoldenGlobes
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) January 10, 2016
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) January 11, 2016
* Editor’s Note: In fairness to Rob Lowe, he’s pretty much a small government guy, so he gets a pass.
— Allen Schaben (@alschaben) January 10, 2016
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 10, 2016
— Janice Min (@janicemin) January 11, 2016
— Ashley Kewish (@ashleykewish) January 10, 2016
The hypocrisy on display is typical.
The people who want to own guns to protect their families usually can’t afford to have a private military company secure their homes. The average gathering can’t have it either, Exhibit A – San Bernardino. Yet they’re just as vulnerable to crime. Why are Hollywood elites worthy of such protection while the rest of us should have to make do with the local police? After all, if seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
Of course, the reason may well be that we simply don’t matter.
It’s typical for people to become very centered around themselves and their associates. For a Hollywood star, a plumber in North Carolina just doesn’t matter. It’s not a criticism, just how it shakes out. Their brains just don’t process it because it’s simply not a part of their reality.
We all do it to some extent. However, it also doesn’t excuse the whole “rules for thee, but not for me” attitude on display there.