The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has challenged the nation’s leading opponents of gun ownership to “lead by example” and give up their own firearms and armed security details before expecting law-abiding American citizens to surrender their ability to defend themselves.
“It seems clear from the direction the administration is going that it wants to severely restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners to purchase the firearms of their choice,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “and we think they should demonstrate their belief in their own programs by giving up their firearms and security first.”
“That would include Joe Biden’s shotguns,” he added, “and the armed security now enjoyed by Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.”
Seeing Red AZ recently exposed their hypocrisy here.
“It would especially apply to President Obama,” he continued, “who just signed legislation giving himself Secret Service protection for life, at the expense of taxpayers he wants to disarm.”
Sidwell Friends, the costly private Quaker school in Washington, DC, attended by the Obama’s daughters Malia and Natasha, has 11 security officers, in addition to Secret Service protection provided the First Family’s girls. The guards are standard operating procedure for the school attended by children of politicians, television news anchors and other influential liberal parents.
“These anti-gun politicians were not elected to positions of royalty,” Gottlieb said. “They are citizens, with no more rights than any other citizen. They were elected to serve the public, not treat the public like serfs. If they want us to put our safety at risk, they should drop the pretense and give up their guns and guards before daring to suggest that anyone else do the same.”
Gottlieb said the same principle should apply to anti-gun celebrities who have bodyguards while supporting legislation that would deprive average citizens from owning firearms for personal protection. This video clearly demonstrates the hypocrisy of the celebrities who are now clamoring for gun control while living high on the earnings from violence. (Caution: explicit text at the end of the video.) Hollywood is increasingly steeped in a culture of gratuitous violence.
The Second Amendment is about much more than simply carrying concealed, hunting, or sport shooting. Our right to keep and bear arms is a bulwark against tyranny. The U.S. Constitution and 44 States have Constitutional provisions enumerating the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
SAF, founded in 1974 by Alan Gottlieb, has over 650,000 members.