Sen. Warnock Ran on ‘Defund the Police’, Paid $137k for Armed Security

By Larry Keane

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U.S. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won his nail-biter senate contest by campaigning in part on a message of gun control and “defund the police.” IMG iStock-884183728

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won his nail-biter senate contest by campaigning in part on a message of gun control and “defund the police.” He called law enforcement “gangsters, thugs, bullies, and a threat to children.” He demeaned law-abiding gun owners from his own pulpit.

But it turns out Rev. Warnock doesn’t practice what he preaches. He’s a true believer in the power of armed security. New records show he paid nearly $137,000 for private security for protection. Chalk another tally on the “Security for me, not for thee” board of hypocritical antigun politicians.

Hypocritical Antigun Track Record.

The “defund the police” movement took rise over last summer at the same time destructive riots, business looting, and community violence escalated. Firearm sales were reaching record highs as millions of Americans jumped off the fence to take their security into their own hands by purchasing their first firearm. There were numerous examples of men and women lawfully taking up arms to ward off would-be looters and criminals. This included Atlanta, Georgia, where riots escalated right as the senate campaign between incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and challenger Rev. Warnock became a senate majority-winning race.

When it comes to the rights of law-abiding Americans to purchase and possess firearms, one of the candidates was not like the other. Rev. Warnock uncharitably mocked the flock, chiding Georgia lawmakers for passing the Safe Carry Protection Act and church-going gun owners and their right-to-carry to a worship service. “Somebody decided that they had a bright idea to pass a piece of legislation that will allow for guns and concealed weapons to be carried in churches,” he said. Churches were “the last place” firearms were needed and gun owners are “crazy people” who bring them.

“You’ve got politicians who go to church every Sunday morning and then walk into that capitol, stand under that gold dome, and come up with the dumbest legislation you can ever imagine,” he mocked. “Imagine all them people with guns.”

That “somebody” was the Georgia state legislature. Three months later, Jack Wilson, a concealed carry permit holder, and volunteer security guard used his concealed firearm to stop a murderer from inflicting unthinkable violence on fellow churchgoers during a religious service at the West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, Texas.

Clown Company

Rev. Warnock isn’t alone in his antigun platform, private security hypocrisy. Antigun billionaire Michael Bloomberg used national TV to say the quiet part out loud during a 2020 presidential campaign town hall event on Fox News. A questioner asked Bloomberg about his staunch gun control platform while also paying for private security, inquiring “Does your life matter more than mine, or my family’s or these people’s?”

Bloomberg’s response landed like a ton of bricks. “Alright, look…I probably get forty or fifty threats every week…That just happens when you’re the mayor of New York City, or very wealthy, or campaigning for the president of the United States. You’re gonna get lots of threats,” he said.

They aren’t the only two. New reports show several gun control politicians are spending big dollars for private armed security protection while also advocating gun control on law-abiding Americans. U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) spent $44,000 on security protection, while also employing a Capitol Hill security detail. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shelled out more than $45,000 on protection while previously tweeting gun control against Texas U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas).

Americans Voting with Their Wallets

Sen. Warnock, Reps. Swalwell and Ocasio-Cortez, Michael Bloomberg, and others can spend all they want on gun control but Americans in historic numbers spent their hard-earned dollars too over the past 15 months. They voted by the millions for their right to purchase and possess firearms. For the one billion dollars Bloomberg spent trying to win legislative seats for more gun control, he lost badly and pro-Second Amendment candidates gained several seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

More than 21 million NICS background checks were run for the sale of a firearm in 2020 and this year’s first quarter has been another record-breaker. More than 8.4 million Americans purchased a gun for the first time last year and the demographics of the American gun owner are changing, dramatically.

Gun control efforts in Congress have largely stalled, forcing Joe Biden to issue executive orders. It’s likely consequential politicians who cast the votes in Washington, D.C., like Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, have recognized the changing calculus on gun ownership: voters have noted the hypocrisy from Sen. Warnock and others like him.


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Get Out
Get Out
24 days ago

IMOA, people should know who every one of these anti-gun hypocrites are that want you and I to be disarmed while they enjoy armed security to keep themselves and their family safe. Their gun control message, firearm and component bans and restrictions is totally made irrelevant when they have their own security for their private protection. I’ll wager that even non-gun owners see the danger in defunding LE when no one will respond to a threat should they need help. Doesn’t hurt to contact these hypocrites and respectfully let them know you don’t approve of their armed security while attempting… Read more »

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
24 days ago

A BIG part of the problem(s) with the ‘I am special but you ain’t’ crowd is that they have simply failed to realize that even if they manage to attain a place of prominence – especially true if it is political – is that someone else was ‘special’ before them and someone else will eventually replace them as well. IOW – they can ALL be replaced – and most of them should be.

Morrigan
Morrigan
24 days ago

They are “Extra”, we are “Ordinary”. On a separate but connected issue
I can see why Swallwell needs protection. Why someone screwing a Chinese spy still sits on the freakin’ “Intelligence Committee” is simply beyond my comprehension.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
24 days ago

Typical hypocritical psychopathic control freak racist scumbag communist slimball dirt bag freak idiot brainless turd.

Bdcaron
Bdcaron
24 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

You forgot shit for brains but turd will suffice.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
24 days ago

Reverend Warnock needs armed security after he promised every voter $2000 to vote for him a then shorted them $600 . These people are pissed and can do math and realized they have been shorted and deceived by another lying politician. Warnock is just another liar that should be charged for buying votes with tax payer money. He is a typical deceptive Democrat that needs protection from all the voters he lied too and deceived.

Dee
Dee
24 days ago

I think Republicans shot down the $2000 after Trump called for the payment. There’s a lot of anti-Trump Republicans obviously.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
24 days ago

It can’t be “taxpayer” money. I think it is their access to TRILLIONS of “dollars” created with computer entries.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
25 days ago

Time to RECALL or PRIMARY OUT these DemoKKKrats / RepubliCANTs who are demonstrating HATRED towards Americans and OUR Constitutionally ACKNOWLEDGED, RECOGNIZED, REITERATED and CONFIRMED — RIGHTS !!!

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
25 days ago

Armed security for the rev? But the common people have no right to life or self defense or arms?

Arm up and carry on

willyd
willyd
24 days ago

This is their true meaning for gun control and registration, they want total control, they want it, I say fine but they also loose their private security completely also and see how that works out, RIGHT, anyone for OPEN SEASON??????????????