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“Bill Cosby’s opinion on guns in Trayvon Martin case shows hypocrisy of elites,” Gun Rights Examiner demonstrated on Monday, juxtaposing the comedian and actor’s condemnation of citizens carrying guns against reports that he had obtained one of New York City’s rare concealed carry permits, conspicuously awarded to the well-heeled and connected.
That news did not bother the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, founded as the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. The Days of Our Trailers blog posted a Twitter exchange between CSGV and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
“So, because Bill Cosby is a celebrity, his life is worth more than that of a taxi driver or bodega owner?” the pro-gun group asked.
“No, because he’s a celebrity, he’s far more likely to have stalkers & other people actively trying to do him harm. Documented threats,” the gungrabbers replied.
They make this assertion with no supporting evidence of any threat to Cosby other than undefined risks of fame, despite the fact that celebrities don’t even register on the scale for “most dangerous jobs in America,” but taxi drivers do. That’s no surprise to longtime observers of the brainless, cavalier way anti-defense zealots shrug off reality. Nor is the fact that they once more contradict their own public policy recommendations, to wit, their fanatical adherance to the state monopoly of violence doctrine. We now have those who wish to ban handguns to all but state actors welcoming celebrities into the ranks of the exalted.
That the left embraces media figures who are exploitable for their various subversive causes is also no surprise. Somehow, the demand to eat the rich gives a pass to useful idiot celebrities—it does not seem to occur to actress Olivia Wilde that she occupies the top of the 1% as she stumps for solidarity with the cop car-crappers. And multimillionaire “entertainer” Roseanne, with her commie uniform and AK, who unfortunately confessess she’s too stupid to use Twitter, nonetheless urges a French Revolution solution for bankers—did I mention she’s the Green Party Black Caucus-endorsed candidate for president, and that they, naturally, “support the ‘Brady Bill’ and thoughtful, carefully considered GUN CONTROL”?
So does Olivia qualify for CSGV’s celebrity need-based gun permit? How about Roseanne? And any guesses where the government dispensing things according to need originated?
How do we figure where the cut-off is? Do former celebrities count? What about famous people from other professions? Just what are the criteria and metrics, anyway?
Ain’t it something? The Bizarro regressives who pretend to speak for the masses are all for privileges and immunities for the elites that they would deny to we commoners. These poseurs “for the people” are all about de facto titles of nobility.
Oh, that’s easy. We’re teabaggers and racists.