There’s an old saying, that a conservative is just a liberal who got mugged. Kim Kardashian might soon become the face of that concept for a new generation. Like most Hollywood celebrities, Kim dutifully parroted the approved pro-gun control rhetoric following attacks on other people, such as in the mass shooting in Orlando. But last month in Paris, some armed robbers reportedly burst into her own hotel room, threatened her life, tied her up and gagged her, and fled with $10 million worth of jewelry.
Can you guess what she and husband Kanye West are doing now? According to the celebrity gossip site TMZ, they’re hiring a new security detail consisting of veterans of the CIA, the Secret Service and the Israeli special forces. And surprise: they will be packing serious heat.
I anxiously await word of whether this means Kim and Kanye now realize that all law-abiding citizens should have the right to bear arms to defend themselves, or if they’re going to adopt the standard Hollywood liberal philosophy of preaching gun control for everyone else from behind a regiment of heavily-armed security guards that the average person could never afford to hire. Personally, my way of “keeping up with the Kardashians” is just to carry my own gun.