Sometime actor (and frequent fan of socialist dictators) Sean Penn has come under withering fire for the article he penned for Rolling Stone chronicling his meeting with recently re-captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Besides the inevitable PR hit a public figure can take as a result of a penchant for palling around with assorted third world scumbags, there’s another, more practical bit of blowback Mr. Spicoli should be concerned with. It’s been suggested that Penn’s meet-up with the murderous cartel jefe was instrumental in locating the fugitive. Which could very well put a big target on his back . . .
Penn’s telling everyone who will listen that the idea he’s in danger is totally bogus.
“There is this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I with El Chapo, that it was—as the Attorney General of Mexico is quoted—’essential’ to his capture,” Penn told Rose. “We had met with him many weeks earlier…on October 2nd, in a place nowhere near where he was captured.”
But according to Mexico’s attorney general,
…their meet-up “was an essential element (to finding El Chapo), because we were following [Guzman’s] lawyer, and the lawyer took us to these people and to this meeting.”
And then there’s this:
According to Mike Vigil, a former chief of international operations with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, that could be enough to put Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, who facilitated the meeting, in jeopardy.
“These cartels are very violent, they do not forgive any transgression and they will respond in a most violent manner,” Vigil told Yahoo News. “These are people who have dismembered, who have decapitated individuals. So killing Sean Penn and del Castillo means absolutely nothing to them.”
Fortunately, Penn lives in the US of A, where armed self defense is a constitutionally protected right. But wait…didn’t Penn’s former main squeeze, Charlize Theron, make him, you know, disarm? Why yes, yes she did.
Given his current predicament, you’d think that puts the one-time gun-o-phile back in the ballistic market. So let’s help him out with some shopping suggestions, shall we? Put yourself in his Birkenstocks. If you didn’t already own firearms and knew the cartels had it in for you, what would you buy?