You remember Brent Spiner. Or maybe you don’t. He was imaginatively-named android character Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also payed a bit part in the Independence Day flicks. Like so many of his Hollywood pals, Spiner’s never been much of a fan of his fans owning firearms. The way he sees it, the average tube-watching rube simply can’t be trusted with firearms.
As Twitchy documented back in 2013, Spiner got into a Twitter debate over the Second Amendment and civilian gun rights and expressed the view that gun owners are inherently dangerous.
But there’s apparently a caveat to that. If those people with guns in their hands happen to be protecting his Malibu home in the midst of an emergency, then Spiner’s just fine with civilian gun ownership. In fact, he’s downright grateful for it.
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It’s unfortunate that some people take advantage of others in a crisis. While the malibu fires have been burning, some locals have been fighting off and defending their property against the fires. There have been sightings of looters breaking in to homes. Well, if you are a looter, think twice if you are heading back into malibu. #DefendYourLand #2ndamendment
It seems that the scorched ultra-high end real estate in Malibu has proved to be an attractive target for would-be looters. As a result, some residents have taken up arms and are letting it be known that looters enter at their own risk. Twitchy noticed because one of those armed men is married to pop singer Pink.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 10, 2018
Among those whose property is apparently being protected by those men with guns: none other than Brent Spiner.
Thanks to friends in Malibu who stayed behind and came in by boat to help protect our properties from fire and looters.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) November 13, 2018
Isn’t that nice? Did Spiner know that so many of his neighbors were gun owners? That they value their property enough to stand guard and protect it from opportunistic predators who would take advantage of crisis? Does this change Spiner’s view of civilian gun ownership?
Don’t count on it.