After every headline mass shooting event, celebrities come out of the woodwork to “demand change.” Some — like Matt Damon — make no bones about what change they’d like to see: civilian disarmament. Others take their lead from professional gun control advocates and hide their desire for disarmament behind euphemisms like “gun reform” and “common sense gun safety.”
I reckon these high-profile anti-gunners speak out on social issues because celebrity is a perishable commodity. Famous folk are under constant financial and psychological pressure to stay relevant. To walk loudly and carry a big-ass megaphone.
In this constitutional republic of ours, celebrities can express their opinions on whatever subject strikes their fancy, just like everyone else. But I consider celebrities largely and perhaps inherently unqualified to speak on gun control, surrounded as they are by armed guards, left-leaning media moguls and dedicated yes-men.
We don’t pay celebrities to recommend public policy. But we do pay them and that’s exactly what many do anyway. But just as celebs are free to speak their minds, we are free to withhold our financial patronage when they say things that offend our faith in the United States Constitution. The People of the Gun should clock celebrities’ gun control advocacy and do just that. Do it for the children!