Appearing on Real Time With Bill Maher, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom told the host that armed citizens would have made the Paris attacks worse. Apparently, untrained armed citizens don’t do well under pressure. If my mime interpretation is correct, Newsom reckons these armed citizens would shoot the wrong people (d’oh!). “Hasn’t the worst thing already happened?” Maher presses Newsom. The Golden State pol changes the subject to vilify the NRA. And it can now be revealed . . .
that Newsom had an armed security detail when he was mayor of San Francisco. The exact amount of public money spent protecting the anti-gun rights crusader remains a point of contention; SFPD officials claimed at the time that publicizing the costs would have jeopardize Newsom’s security. These days, the taxpayers shell-out some $93k per annum protecting the CA Lt. Gov.
Which is fair enough. But it reveals Newsom to be yet another anti-gun rights politician who believes the Orwellian adage that some pigs are more equal than others. Or, if you prefer, my guns good, your guns bad.