Reporter James O’Keefe and Project Veritas went undercover as members of a fake gun control advocacy group “Citizens Against Senseless Violence” to see if they could convince various anti-gun politicians and their staffers to put up signs outside their homes and offices advertising that they were “gun-free zones.”
Would it surprise you to learn that none of them – even some of the most staunch gun control proponents – were too keen on the idea? They didn’t want to make themselves “targets” of a crime.
Even one staffer for Representative John Conyers (D-MI) suggested instead putting up a sign at his boss’s house that read “Armed Security – Stay Back.”
That same staffer said that he lives on the edge of a crime area and has had his car broken into, and packages stolen from his porch.
“We’re like right there on the verge of crime,” the staffer said. “You know the concern is, oh if there’s no gun, let me just kick down the door, worst thing that’s going to happen… I’m talking about criminals.”
The staffer noted that he was a staunch gun control supporter – even advocating what he called a “European-style” gun control. “But at the same time,” he explained, “Even if I lived in Europe, I don’t know if I would want to draw attention to my house.”
These people are like all those celebrities and politicians who rail against “science-deniers” and claim that the use of fossil fuels is going to end human civilization. But when it comes to their own lives, they’d rather have convenience. They’ll drive around in SUVs and fly around the world in their private jets. They must think that publicly advocating the “right” things gives them the right to be colossal hypocrites – that somehow they’ve earned it.
These anti-gun people know that putting up “gun-free zone” signs at their houses is the same as slapping huge targets on themselves. But they’re more than willing to put those signs up at schools and other buildings. They don’t mind other people being targets. Just not them.
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