**Posted by Phineas
Armed protection for me, but not for thee:
Bob Costas’ gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point — he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns).
If you’ve ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger).
Those policeman and security personnel are there to preserve order and to protect their assets, be they football players, football coaches, or the celebrities and news anchors in attendance.
In this, Costas is much like other elitists who’ve recklessly criticized guns in past, all the while living behind a wall of guns for the benefits it brings.
So, it’s a-okay for Costas (or his NBC bosses) to pay hired guns to protect him, but not for the average American to own one to protect himself? Check. Got it. (And isn’t he worried one of them might snap under the pressure of the “gun culture?”)
Limousine liberals. From inside their bubble, they know what’s best for you, peasant.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)