When reality TV and Instagram sensation Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint, her armed security failed to intervene, leaving Ms. Kardashian defenseless. In the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian related heretofore undisclosed details about the incident [text via mic.com]. . .
She was in bed and contemplating washing her face when she heard noises coming up the stairs. At first, she assumed it was Kourtney returning to the hotel room drunk. “I’m calling to them like, ‘hello, hello, hello’ and there was no answer,” she said. That’s when she knew something was wrong.
“I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision,” Kim recalled. “Like, am I going to run down the stairs and either be shot in the back? Or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator doesn’t open in time or the stairs are locked, I’m fucked. There’s no way out.”
When she was held at gunpoint by the masked individuals, who were dressed as French police officers, Kim revealed she thought she was going to be raped and killed.
“Then one of the armed men duct tapes my face, my mouth, to get me to not yell or anything and then he grabs my legs and I wasn’t, I had no clothes on under my robe, and he pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought, ‘OK, this is the moment. They are going to rape me.'” Kim revealed in detail during Sunday’s KUWTK episode. “And I fully mentally prepped myself and then he didn’t and he duct-taped my legs together.”
Kim continued to share what ran through her mind during the robbery. “Then they had the gun up to me and I just knew that was the moment they are just totally going to shoot me in the head,” she said, in tears. “I just prayed Kourtney was going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed.”
I’m not a big fan of the KUWTK. I find their scripted lives vapid and boring.
But no one should have to endure what Kim Kardashian endured in that hotel. No one should be left without their own ability to use a firearm to prevent or stop an imminent credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death.
French gun control laws leave tens of millions of their citizens without the right to armed self-defense. Same goes for gun control laws in this country. Whether you’re a rich, famous celebrity with armed security or not, gun control will not protect you. And that’s the truth.
It should have been a defensive gun use.