Hypocrisy Much? Anti-Gun Politicians Spend Big on Personal Security

Anti-Gun Politicians Spend Big on Personal Security
While advocating for gun control and reduced police forces, many politicians are spending big money on protection details., iStock-1282724673

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Georgia Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock “spent more than $600,000 on personal security over the past year,” according to a report at Fox Business, while advocating for gun control affecting average citizens.

The same report revealed members of the so-called “Squad”—Democrat Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Cori Bush of Missouri—spent “almost $100,000 collectively on security over the past three months.”

A separate Fox News story noted the Bush campaign “spent $64,141.26 on private security between the beginning of July and late September, the Federal Election Commission records show.”

“The cash,” Fox News said, “was dished out to a handful of firms, including Peace Security, RS&T Security Consulting, Aegis Logistics, Whole Armor Executive Protection & Security, and Nathaniel Davis, whose payments are sent to the same address as her campaign headquarters.”

Bush, Fox News noted, has been an “outspoken supporter of defunding police.”

A report in the Washington Free Beacon last year noted then-candidate Warnock “has a history of anti-gun activism dating back to at least 2013. And Fox Business recalled how Warnock “partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded in 2013 by then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent tens of millions of dollars in support of a gun control push.” Billionaire Bloomberg employs his own private security, while financially supporting gun control.

Following the murder spree in the Atlanta area earlier this year, Warnock used the incident to call for “reasonable gun reform in our country” while appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

But like other gun control proponents, Warnock “has not specified what legislation he wants to see passed.” All-too-often, politicians either push for laws already on the books, or suggest restrictions that would not have prevented the crime they’re upset about. So the strategy lately seems to be for anti-gunners to remain vague about the “reforms” they advocate, because in the gun control lexicon, “reform” translates to restrictions or outright bans.

Last year in Minneapolis, after the city council cut the police budget following the death of George Floyd, WCCO reported that the city spent $152,000 on private security for “some city council members.”

“Some members reported receiving threats after they voiced their desire to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd in May,” the story said.

Perhaps not coincidentally, three council members had voted for the fund-cutting measure.

Minnesota State Sen. Paul Gazelka quickly took the council to task, calling it “hypocrisy.” Fox News reported at the time the private security was costing city taxpayers $4,500 a day.

Way back in 1986, a bodyguard for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy was arrested when he showed up at the Senate Office Building with a couple of submachine guns and ammunition. The story made national headlines primarily because Kennedy was a devoted anti-gunner whose brothers, President John Kennedy and Sen. Robert Kennedy were both assassinated.

The reports once again raise questions about elitism and politicians. What makes their lives more valuable than the lives of average citizens they are constantly trying to disarm? Why are they so willing to remove police at the risk of public safety, while they expect taxpayers to pay big bucks for their safety?

What makes them so special?

Perhaps that question should be posed to the mayors of 25 large cities where, as reported by Forbes, “officials have already cut—or have proposed cutting—funds from police budgets.”

“However,” Forbes revealed in July, “in as many as 20 of those same cities, mayors and other city officials enjoy the personal protection of a dedicated police security detail. In many cities, this security costs taxpayers millions of dollars per year.”

The capper in the Forbes report: “We found that the defunding of police – coupled with taxpayer dollars spent on police security details protecting public officials– only occurred in cities run by Democratic mayors.”

It is almost certain many of these cities are also losing police manpower over the proof of vaccination mandates.

It should be no wonder why so many citizens have bought firearms—millions for the first time in their lives—and why the number of active concealed carry permits and licenses has skyrocketed to more than 21.5 million according to the annual report from the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 month ago

Any state, city that bans American citizens of the use or carry of firearms carried openly or concealed must also disallow all government officials of that right to include armed protective services. That includes the police city, state and federal. That includes for the presidency and vice presidency. That includes any politician who has ever voted for gun control. It’s only fair. Maybe, when/if they realize the foolishness of gun control, of zero real time protection, they might have a change of heart. Maybe. Evidently politicians, judges, l e o’s, lawyers, government officials etc. think they are more human that… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona (@arizona)
1 month ago

Yes, they should indeed. But they won’t deprive themselves, and they feel they are more important and have more rights than the lowly citizens. As such, simply ignore any unConstitutional so-called law they pass which instructs you to deprive yourself of the means to arm yourself. The 2nd is the most clear and affirmative of the enumerated rights, and as many SCOTUS cases agree, anything repugnant to the Constitution has no force of law at all, from day 1.

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

heavy machine guns have a use under Constitution

reno
reno (@reno)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

That’s why they are called ELITES, they think they are better than U and ME. In the 1770’s they were the dukes and princes of King
George’s court

Cruiser
Cruiser (@cop1771)
1 month ago

Maybe if they did the right thing for the people, they wouldn’t need bodyguards.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA (@gomeznsa)
1 month ago

ALL of those ‘special’ people conveniently ‘forget’ that they are filling positions that were vacant when they got them. IOW they can be replaced just as easily as they replaced their predecessors – and likely be someone that is much more qualified to be a public servant than most of them have proved to not be.

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
1 month ago

Folks, the Progressive New Left, aka the Weather Underground took over the democrat party long ago. They are just now shedding their sheep skins and proudly displaying their real wolf skins. Understand one truth. These are hard core Marxists who feign ‘liberal’ when it is convenient for them. That is how they have deceived their way in to power. Now that they have power they can be all they can be and go for the gusto as good socialists. And remember another truth: Socialism is good for the socialists. Socialism is simply a transfer of all power to the political… Read more »

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

and you better be ready to feed them to a chipper

reno
reno (@reno)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I have said that for years, the demonrats of today are the draft dodgers and flower children of the 1970’s!!!

hippybiker
hippybiker (@hippy-biker)
1 month ago

I’m getting very tired of being treated like a Mushroom! Being kept in the dark and fed Horse Crap!

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago

Clown World Circus Theatre.

Rules for thee but not for me…

Top down Machiavellian Corporate Fascist Ruling power & greed cycle on display.

Always hires people dumber, no moral compass & eager to make more $$$ to continue the survival of the corrupt system they run.

JMacZ
JMacZ (@jmacz)
1 month ago

These hypocrites all want to defund the police, just not ‘their police’.

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  JMacZ

defund police raise taxes and they can kiss their own as s put every thing in a nice sounding tax free animal conservation fund , chest freezer is full

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago

Hypocrisy Much? Turncoat ‘Director’-Hack Put LaPew & Co In Place To Grift $Billions And Wreck The NRA, Has Toadies Claim He Had No Idea LaPewCo Was Corrupt
https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2021/10/24/lapierre-testimony-in-bankruptcy-case/

“We tried to fire Wayne in ’97. Dave turned coat to save him, 32-33.”
https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2765008

“I too served with you and had forgotten about Workman’s duplicity.”
https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2766267

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

5 downvotes. Over the target. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Why does Dave’s payola punchbowl smell like p00? LOL

Bubba
Bubba (@2abubba)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

LaPew should be taking it up the ass from prison about now with Hidin’ Biden and Cackling Camela.
The system is so corrupt at its core.
Even our own Organization the NRA has totally fucked us.
How can we expect to prevail with our Unalienable Rights virtually non existent.