Kim Kardashian, of sex-tape fame, is working with Everytown, an anti-Second Amendment group smartly posed as an anti-gun-violence organization, to push stricter gun control laws on us plebs, though, admittedly, Kardashian's own "security team is armed." Not to mention the Hollywood star was recently robbed at gun-point in Paris, France, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in the world.
"Friday, June 2, is national gun violence awareness day and i’ll be wearing orange to show my support for stricter gun control laws in the united states," reads a post from the reality star.
"It’s been 18 years since Columbine, 10 years since Virginia Tech, four years since since Newtown and we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting," she adds, insincerely referencing the radical Islamic terror attack in Orlando as a mere act of gun violence. "In almost 20 years, our country has made very little progress in enacting laws that would help protect innocent Americans from people who should not have access to firearms. Right now, there are more guns owned by civilians in this country than in any other country in the world."
She continues, suggesting we further curb the Second Amendment: "I work with an incredible organization, Everytown, whose mission is to stand in opposition of the NRA's vision of more guns for more people. ... We have imposed restrictions on a number of constitutional rights for the sake of protecting people in this country, including freedom of speech and the right to exercise religious beliefs, so why is the second amendment any different?"
Then Kardashian acknowledges her own armed guards: "After what happened to me in Paris, I know how important it is to be safe and to have armed security. All of my security team is armed," she writes, though the reality star insists that her armed guards "also support stricter gun control laws and believe that we should restrict access to firearms for people with mental illness, anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor, those who have been subject to a temporary restraining order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence."
Oddly enough, Kardashian herself witnessed the failures of strict gun control first-hand when she was robbed at gun-point in Paris.
As noted by The Washington Post, "There is no right to bear arms for the French, and to own a gun, you need a hunting or sporting license which needs to be repeatedly renewed and requires a psychological evaluation." Additionally, "the punishment for illegally having a gun is a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine. In 2012, the French government estimated that there were at least 7.5 million guns legally in circulation."
Moreover, the notion that the Second Amendment is implemented to protect American citizens from a potentially tyrannical government is completely lost on her.