Actor George Clooney is donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” event in Washington, D.C. next month.
The rally is being organized by teens who are agitating for tougher gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country,” said Clooney in a statement Tuesday.
“And in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it,” he added.
One can’t help but note the hypocrisy of anti-gun Hollywood elites. Many of them are protected by armed security details, whereas the common man is left to defend himself, as Ted Cruz notes in the video below.
It’s easy to call for civil disarmament when it doesn’t affect you, Mr. Clooney.
Point being, if we’re going to start taking guns away, let’s start with the politicians in Washington, D.C. and the rich thespians in Tinseltown. Once they agree to give up their armed guards, I’ll start thinking about surrendering my guns.
I won’t hold my breath. Because the truth is personal safety is ultimately a matter of how equipped one is to handle a threat. The wealthy know this. It’s why they hire men with guns to protect them irrespective of a country’s gun laws. It’s not like they say, “Oh, I’m going to France, I don’t need my bodyguards there because they have excellent gun control.” Proof as to how effective they really believe gun control is.
My question to the teens itching to take a big bite outta the 2A is a simple one. Why doesn’t that same principle apply to schools? The status quo we’ve accepted is that schools should be soft targets. Gun-free. Teed up perfectly for a sociopath with a little know-how, patience, and determination to attack.
Why is that acceptable? Shouldn’t we make assaults on schools a literal and definite suicide mission? Wouldn’t that send a clear message to would-be spree killers? Try it, and you die.
The dirty little secret here is we don’t have armed guards at schools because it costs money. A lot of money. Rich people don’t want to pay for your education let alone your security. Of course, they’re more than willing to pay for theirs. So they advocate for the lowest hanging fruit after a tragedy: gun control. Keeps that hefty financial burden off their backs and makes it seems like they give a rip about you. They don’t.
What I’m saying to all you concerned teens out there is that when it comes to self-defense and safety, look to the wealthy and follow their actions, not their words. It’s a lot more instructive.