Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Celebrities Over Gun Control Hypocrisy

Leah Barkoukis

3/29/2013 4:12:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

Whether it’s NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, President Obama or Hollywood elite, they’ve all demonstrated an incredible amount of hypocrisy on the issue of gun control. Many politicians and actors have armed protection yet push gun control measures that would take away this right from the average citizen.

On Thursday Sen. Rand Paul said on Fox News’ “Hannity” that he doesn’t “begrudge” famous people for this protection because “there’s certainly enough crazy people out there that would attack on the right or the left.”

The problem arises, however, when a “for me and not thee” attitude is taken on the issue. “I think we you are being protected by people who have weapons by responsible people, I can’t see why you would be opposed to that for other people,” he said.

He continued: “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.”

Gun rights activist, You Tube sensation and NRA contributor Colion Noir recently addressed some of these same arguments in his latest video about how gun control solutions are dishonest solutions.

“You don’t know about the woman who has to walk to and from work through a bad neighborhood every night. You don’t know about the young lady who has to protect her land and her ranch down in south Texas from drug cartel members with fully automatic rifles. You don’t know about that. You are not in a position to tell people how to protect themselves if you don’t know what they go through on a daily basis,” Noir said.

Plain and simple, gun control solutions will do nothing to address the root cause of violence, and thus, will do little in the way of preventing it. None of the reforms the president is proposing would have changed anything about what happened at Sandy Hook, Paul told guest-host Eric Bolling—and he’s right. The only thing that could have possibly changed anything about the outcome of that horrendous day is self-defense, he argued—if somebody had been armed they might have been able to save some people.

As Noir says, gun control is just a Band-Aid on a bullet hole.