Guest Post: Anti-Gun Newspaper Hires Armed Guards – Reveals Its Own Hypocrisy

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

Sometimes I just have to smile when faced with anti-gun propagandists, regardless of the vicious statements they make, because I know from years of past experience in this debate that because of their deep rooted hypocrisy, they WILL inevitably make my pro-gun case for me.  All I have to do is sit back and wait for them to contradict themselves...

After the Sandy Hook attacks, the NRA responded with the suggested measure of establishing armed security guards at public schools in order to ensure there is a defensive presence in place to meet any violent threat.  I personally agree with the idea, though I believe it doesn’t go far enough.  Frankly, allowing teachers to legally carry on school grounds would be a much more effective deterrent, promoting the ability of average citizens to protect themselves rather than constantly relying on some uniformed official. 

The Obama Administration, of course, responded negatively to the NRA’s position and has yet to even address or acknowledge the idea of armed teachers.  Obama shrugged off the NRA, claiming he was “skeptical” of the armed security concept, all while sending his own children to a private school protected by at least 11 armed sentries not counting Secret Service agents:

So, Obama is “skeptical” of an armed presence at your children’s school, but not his own children’s school?  Yes, it’s incredibly hypocritical.  My question to the president would be:  If armed guards don’t make a difference, why have your children surrounded by them?  I would be interested to hear his response.  Perhaps he believes his children are more important than our own…

Then there’s that wretched gun grabbing swamp hag, Senator Diane Feinstein; a true anti-gun zealot who has openly admitted that if she thought she could get away with it, she would pursue the complete disarmament of the entire U.S. citizenry.  The same zealot who after the Oklahoma City bombing had this to say at a senate hearing:

“I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me…”

Apparently she saw the need for firearms in the defense of her own life, but not the need for the average citizen to have the same opportunity.

And what about Senator Chuck Schumer, who called for the president to use the excuse of “national security” and terrorism to force through restrictive gun legislation?  The man who also voted against a bill which would have prevented outside entities like the UN from asserting gun control treaties that affect the American public?  Well, Chuck has his own concealed carry permit in the state of New York, of all places, and still continues his antigun rhetoric.  Again, do they see themselves as part of a higher and more valuable class of people?  How do they explain these contradictions in their position?

What about media gigolo Michael Moore and his theater of the absurd?  Playing the role of gun fan while at the same time incessantly promoting gun control rhetoric using skewed information and disingenuous talking points?  The same man who suggested that the sound of a racking shotgun on tape is as effective as having the real thing uses bodyguards armed with THE REAL THING, one of whom was recently arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon into JFK Airport:,2933,144921,00.html#ixzz2FnQC65J3

But anti-gun propagandists with armed bodyguards are nothing new.  In fact, anti-gun mayor Michael Bloomberg travels with a cadre of five to six bodyguards, all packing heat.  Why do these people who say they despise guns and gun ownership continue surrounding themselves with the same “devilish weaponry”?  It’s simple; because the mere reality of gun ownership deters criminal attack.  If it didn’t, they wouldn’t rely on firearms at all. 

Apparently, this same fact has suddenly dawned on The Journal News in New York, which has received a flurry of attention (mostly negative) for their insane idea of publishing maps of New York suburban neighborhoods “outing” the names and addresses of all those who have concealed carry permits.  The Journal News has yet to officially address why they chose to do this, but the paper is, needless to say, anti-gun; publishing articles that call for ALL firearms owners, not just those with CCW, to be cataloged and mapped:

Their rationale?  All gun owners should be mapped so that anti-gun citizens can “know who their neighbors are” and the “possible danger that surrounds them”.  The assertion that the newspaper is making is that all gun owners should be treated as potential threats, like convicted pedophiles.  Their philosophy is to consider us guilty until proven innocent.

It is an interesting and manipulative strategy.  The intent is first to promote a national firearms database, which just happens to be a primary part of Diane Feinstein’s coming gun control legislation, as well as to cultivate a kind of “culture of shame” surrounding gun ownership.  The Journal News motto should be:  “Own a gun?  We’ll make sure everyone knows what a monster you are…” 

The paper follows with the argument that people should be allowed to know who in a neighborhood is armed so that they can make an “informed decision” on whether or not they want to live there.  As I have stated in recent articles on the gun control issue, the anti-gun fears of terrified yuppies are not our concern.  They should be required to control THEIR fear, not allowed to control OUR guns.  Their fears do not and should not override our constitutional liberties, and frankly, I couldn’t care less if they want to live in a gun free neighborhood or not. 

Using the gun map philosophy, a universe of invasive collectivist enforcement becomes available.  Why not, for instance, create a map of every person who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist and given psychotropic medications?  Since almost every person who has committed atrocities like Sandy Hook in the course of the past two decades was under the influence of psychotropics at the time it only follows that everyone on these drugs is a potential threat according to the logic of The Journal News.  I suspect though that at least half of their staff, just like half of New York, is highly medicated, and probably would not endorse such a measure. 

County Officials in New York State are now revolting against the gun map initiatives of The Journal News, denying them further information on permit holders in other counties in order to avoid possible danger to those citizens.  Reuters has responded to this unexpectedly reasonable response by, surprise, attacking it:

State officials denying The Journal access to permit holder names and addresses is so far one of the only sane things being done in the state of New York when it comes to the gun debate, but according to the Reuters opinion piece, such an action is “crazy”.  Is permit holder information a matter of public record?  Yes, for now.  Does that mean that The Journal News should be allowed to exploit that information to satiate their own personal zealotry while making it easy for criminals to devise threat assessments?  The State of New York doesn’t seem to think so.  Honestly, if I was a non-gun owning citizen in New York, I would be much more upset at The Journal than if I was on their list.  Essentially, the newspaper has just advertised who on their map is a potentially easy target… 

Finally, displaying their own grand level of hypocrisy, The Journal News has hired ARMED security guards to protect them from the possible wrath of the angry populace they put at risk:

Is the staff of the newspaper in danger?  Well…yes, of course they are!  That kind of blind idiocy and hubris tends to attract wild fury in response.  However, the point remains; when faced with conceivable violence, they turned to the practical solution of armed intervention, just like ANYONE with any sense would.  They admonish us for wanting the right to defend ourselves in the most efficient way available (private firearms ownership) while at the same time surrounding themselves with a shield of guns. 

The gun grabber personality is interminably flawed, but it could be summarized thus:

They believe the whole of society should cater to their personal concerns.  That we should give up our rights just to make them feel safer.  And, that they are somehow a step above the rest of us, and do not need to practice what they preach.  My question is, why should we go out of our way to please such weaklings and frauds?  I have yet to hear a good reason...

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LFMayor's picture

he's going to doate all the shit he's carrying and then feed someone a meal.  Or, if I've already eaten, I might tie him off on the grille guard with a sack over his head, a la Lord Humongous's ride.

SmittyinLA's picture

The NRA represents gun manufacturers, they're not interested in "self defense rights" more than half of their donor lists include people that vote for Mexican criminal invasion and Mexicans want gun control and are OK with cartels having heavy weaponry.

WTFx10's picture

4 million plus GUN manufactures is who the NRA represents? YOU are a stupid fuck. Membership is comprised of the population who pay the dues.  Mexicans have very strict GUN control thats why only the drug gang criminals have them,stupid fuck.

Fuck I don't even know why I am replying to this racist ignorant comment?


crawl's picture

Anti-gun zealots being the "do as I say, not as I do" type doesn't shock me.  What does is the obvious lack of questioning their motives and research by people in the media to make certain they live the life they preach.  But then again, liberal media bias won't allow that to happen.  So we get what we got here...hypocrits on tv, radio and in print preaching as if their way is the only way to truth, life, liberty and enlighnment.  Sigh, likely to continue too.

Mercury's picture

All gun owners should be mapped so that anti-gun citizens can “know who their neighbors are” and the “possible danger that surrounds them”. 

OK Poindexter, pass that law. Now the gun owning homeowner is that much safer from something like a home invasion and you are more vulnerable because any would-be criminal with an internet connection will be chosing to loot your house not his.

Better yet, the gun owner can put a sign on his lawn with an arrow pointing next door saying: "MY NEIGHBOR IS ANTI-GUN AND DOES NOT OWN ONE LIKE I DO"

What's the liberal/PC term for: "shoot yourself in the foot"?

Yen Cross's picture

 Apparently guns aren't the only "Lethal Weapons", [aka] objects that can kill. It seems cane toting senior citizenism is fair game as well.

 85-year-old man in jail, accused of felony assault for hitting person with his cane | – Denver News, Weather & Sports from FOX 31 News in Denver, Colorado



gwar5's picture

More Gun facts: All public mass shootings in USA since 1950 have been in so-called "gun free zones," with only one exception. There has never been a mass shooting at a gun show where guns are eveywhere.



Homicide rate among Whites and Asians is only 1.8 per 100,000, same or better than Europe and Canada. Stockholm Sweden homicide rate is 3 per 100,000.

Homicide rate among US black population is 18 per 100,000; and, among Hispanics in USA it is 8 per 100,000 (Overall, USA rate is 4.5 per 100,000). To noone's surprise, drugs and gang activity are to blame for the majority of gun murders in these subsets, and Obama walked grenades and >2500 AK-47s to Mexican drug cartels.

Homicide rate in Mexico is 20.5 per 100,000, and they have some of the toughest gun laws in the world. Homicide rate in gun-banning Chicago is the same as Mexico's. Bloomberg's NYC homicide rate is 7.5 per 100,000, 50% higher than national average; and, that is really only thanks to Guiliani's neighborhood policing program, not gun banning.

Gun ownership is a sovereign right, not a privilege. And all 300 million of us are the sovereigns. Our politicians are only our temporary employees and they have armed guards and carry personal weapons for self-defense. Trying to strip our sovereign rights is an act of treason, just like arming drug cartels and arming Al-Qaeda are/were acts of treason.



toomanyfakeconservatives's picture

It's true. The dirty secret here is the majority of mass shootings occur in "gun-free" zones full of unarmed people who cannot shoot back.

gwar5's picture

BTW, I wonder how our neo-fascist handlers would like it if someone posted residential maps of all: homosexuals, abortion recipients, AIDS patients, Obama bundlers, MSM anchor residences, black panther/Nation of Islam Members, or a list of all marxist university professors??


Gay militants in CA during Prop 8 did, in fact, post a map of opposing individuals and their businesses from a hacked donor lists and over 400 acts of violence were carried out on persons and property while TPTB looked the other way. Guns are needed now more than ever for self defense as such things are now SOP by the left-wing ding dongs.

Freddie's picture

I saw a video where gays were vandalizing a big Mormon church/temple in So Cal.  The Mormons wee big supporters of Prop 8. 

The local cops did nothing and you actually heard them saying they should let them burn it down.   The video may be on youtube somewhere.

aerojet's picture

This was very well written and I especially appreciate the sentiment about fear:

"They should be required to control THEIR fear, not allowed to control OUR guns."

Gun prohibitionists express baseless fear.  There was a recent story out of Illinois where some patrons at a Denny's were upset because some police detectives were eating lunch in the restaurant with the openly-carried firearms (and badges).  It caused the floor manager to ask the detectives to leave, although a general manager over-rode that call pretty quickly.  The detectives decided not to eat there and advised his personnel to find lunch elsewhere.

Gun-hatred is pure idiocy and we must not all idiots to gain anymore headway into the US than they already have.  The hour is already far too late and the abuses have gone on far too long.  Not one more compromise with damn fools.

toomanyfakeconservatives's picture

Don't underestimate the gun frenzy. The shitstorm has created a market for firearms like I have never seen. Empty shelves at local gun stores are causing price spikes, speculation, and a rise in internet sales and private sales.


A new store in my area opened last month with hundreds of cases of military surplus ammo and IT'S ALL SOLD!


Very few AR-15s, AKs, Mini-14s or battle rifles left for sale at the retail level. Magazines are selling for 2x to 5x their value from a month ago! This is not going away anytime soon!

Freddie's picture

19 million checks in 2012 which probably means about 19 million new guns sold.  Assume a few got turned down so say 18 million.

Since the mullah stole election #1 - from 2008 to 2012 probably 47 to 60 million new guns have been sold.  This is in a country that you would have thought had pretty much saturated gun ownership - ie if somebody wanted one or a few - they already had them.  

Who in the hell ever thought you could move the demand curve for a product with market saturation so much? 

I would bet there are 10 to 25 million new guns owners who never dreamed of owning a gun.  I never did until I understood it is insurance against tyranny and some thug killing me.

Sadly, my beloved .22 cowboy 5 shot wheel gun sits at the bottom of a lake after a boating accident with Pochahontas, not to be confused with Elizabeth Warren.   I cry over it almost every day. 

Fedaykinx's picture

Betcha it's more than 19mil, each check could possibly be any number of weapons.

Vooter's picture about a nation of really can't make this shit up...and obviously, we don't have to!

Skip's picture

76 Percent of Latinos Support Obama Administration gun control (Nov 3 2011 Mayors Against Illegal Guns Poll)

George Soros, a Hungarian Jew, bankrolls several anti-gun US organizations.

Just for your information.


toomanyfakeconservatives's picture

Smells like treason and foreign influence.

The Heart's picture


We now hear the outcry from the chinese, russian, and isrealli authorities all saying the same thing the obanation says.:

All americans must be disarmed so we can take over the country easier from within like we told you we would do. The compromised and corrupted leadership working for the banksters all promised to do so if we lent the bush regime all those billions of dollars to fight false wars based on lies and deceptions for the outrageous profits of a few in the MIC. If America is disarmed, it will be so much easier for the takeover in the coming world war for the rottenchild/rottenfeller empire of dust and the money god.

Who profits from war and world-wide destruction?

DosZap's picture

76 Percent of Latinos Support Obama Administration gun control

because they CAME from a country that treated then as slaves, and they had very few rights, and have lived in poverty and serfdom their entire lives.

What they will not LIKE is IF they take the weapons away,see what happens to them, and other innocents.........just like HOME.

100 million dead are screaming from their graves, murdered by their Benevolent governments.After removing their means of defense, or offense.

forwardho's picture

Hey Skip, it seems you are cherry picking data, that shit don't fly with the ZH'ers.

If you are going to present facts, present them all.

George(I worked with the gestapo) Soros recently purchased controling intrest in 10 U.S. ammunition plants.

The rat bastard has always played both side of any conflict, He makes billions coming and going.

Unless you are describing a malignant tumor, Its best not to use that amoral POS as an example.

WTFx10's picture

Can't make any money if you don't support both sides. Hedging your bets, Diversification of investments isn't that what they teach us?

Manthong's picture

"citizens can “know who their neighbors are” and the “possible danger that surrounds them”.

Maybe I am missing something, but by definition that means that every public official, “VIP", or celebrity  with armed protection and every armed law enforcement person is a threat (potential danger).

Peter Pan's picture

It's funny how the right to bear arms is so strongly held onto by the citizenry yet the right for Iran to "bear arms" is out of the question.

The reality is that the issue is a catch 22. More violence leads to a need to arm oneself and in turn more guns mean more gun related  incidents.

Gone are the good old days when the sheriff used to march into the saloon and demand that cowboys hand over their guns while they were in town.


Quinvarius's picture

I am pretty sure the NYT is trying to start some shit lately because they think the government has their back with the armed military.

sagelike's picture

Dumb post by Durden or whatever his name is.

Armed guards for a newspaper or Obama's children is quite a bit different than posting an armed guard at every school.

Obama's children are being specifically protected and the newspaper obviously perceives a threat, no doubt from those with a gun fetish who have probably written threatening letters to the editor.

Additionally, does Durden wish to pay the extra taxes to cover the cost of armed guards?

Probably not because all taxes are just a waste of money anyways and we shouldn't have cops or firefighters either.

Skip's picture

You are wrong, the Secret Service guards are there to protect the hip-hop duo, but the rest of the armed guards, 11 of them, are employees of Sidwell Friends School and they were in the process last month of hiring another armed guard.

School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards Not Countng Secret Service
by AWR Hawkins 24 Dec 2012

Obama Administration Slashed Funding for School-Safety Programs - By Andrew Johnson - The Corner - National Review Online
Andrew Johnson December 21, 2012

DosZap's picture

 You are wrong, the Secret Service guards are there to protect the hip-hop duo, but the rest of the armed guards, 11 of them, are employees of Sidwell Friends School and they were in the process last month of hiring another armed guard


That's because Libtard chillens are more valuable than yours or mine.And this proves it, as well as Obama not liking armed guards in Public schools/Colleges..............WHY?.

Because the senseless murders would stop.

IridiumRebel's picture

I got this one cuz no response besides what I will now lay out is needed.

FUCK OFF AND LEAVE. Down vote the shit outta this fuckhead. 


No costs or armed guards required. Just let the staff that laready has concealed weapons permits, guns, and training, legally carry in schools. 

Psychopath doesn't know who is armed, and who is not !!!

It is called deterrent.

Worst case, nut job gets a few rounds off, and some one turns him into fertilizer with a few well placed rounds.

One or two of those episodes, and schools get safe as church.

Dial 911, cops arrive to bag the dead. Call your hand gun, help gets delivered at 1200 feet per second to the fucking problem.

It is called self reliance, and self preservation.

But, you wouldn't know anything about that.

Natural selection will weed the losers of the world out all on it's own - you won't need any help getting there. 

Joebloinvestor's picture

They need to publish the names and addresses of their guards.

dwdollar's picture

Now you know how the 1st Amendment reinforces the 2nd Amendment. Right here you see the arguments of gun control morons shredded to pieces with logical and coherent thought processes voiced by people unafraid to speak. Let's hope the 2nd doesn't have to reinforce the 1st, although I believe we are getting closer to that.

DosZap's picture

Now you know how the 1st Amendment reinforces the 2nd Amendment

Like your premise and post, but here I think YOU have it backwards.

The 2nd, protects ALL OTHERS.

Lose it, you lose all.

williambanzai7's picture

Maybe we should just get rid of people--Yogi Bear

Remington IV's picture

chimp city has a new mayor

dexter_morgan's picture

Can the names and addresses of the gun grabbers and journalists be listed somewhere in some publication? Kind of like publishing where gun-free zones are for folks that might be interested in that.......

That's public records information also isn't it?

It is amazing how these 'privacy' zealots are the ones to turn around and do stuff like this.

AUELOX's picture

Geez, if I were a thief I would get a copy of the map and avoid those homes!

Freddie's picture

Alternatively, this newspaper opened up other homes for being robbed.  The beauty of ownership and privacy is that the crooks do not know which homes are armed.  They do now.

zerotohero's picture

after reading many of the responses above - I again come to the only conclusion possible - the USSA is fucked - sooner or later it will implode.

10mm's picture

When the dollar officially tanks bet on outside forces to be called in.

f16hoser's picture

I'll turn in my guns when my Ass Hole learns to chew gum!

Vooter's picture

"My question is, why should we go out of our way to please such weaklings and frauds?"

Who's weaker, a person who feels that they have to walk around carrying a weapon, or a person who doesn't?

The Heart's picture

Mass murders agree, gun control works!

Innocents Betrayed - The History of Gun Control - FULL LENGTH

And another thing, can anyone actually identify the weapon that is being pulled out of the trunk of this car? Close inspection of the ariel video that is out there reveals it does not look like an AR-15. What kind of antique is it?

According to the Coroner, there was only a long gun used to kill in the school. So then, the four handguns were not used?

But wait!

"He had two semiautomatic pistols and a .223-caliber rifle, law enforcement officials said. He apparently used only the handguns, which were later found in the school. The rifle was found in the vehicle."

Are inconsistencies lies? Whose lies are the real lies becomes the only question because there is an obvious lack of factual provable beyond a shadow of doubt provable truth here in this entire setup. Funny how there seems to be a lot of isrealli and zionist connections to all this.

Too much stupidity in this set up scam for the gun-confiscation agenda to survive. It gets more and more ridiculous as time goes on.

bunnyswanson's picture Did run across this compilation of articles and videos. Takes a long time to load.  It is huge.

Stud Duck's picture

The article was too damn long for the message it was conveying, the idiot comments on this one just wierd ,then worst.

Fix bayonets!

Stud Duck's picture

"God made man, Sam Colt made them equal. " Will Rogers, circa, 1928

akak's picture

That is the most intelligent comment you have made in your multi-day troll spree here.