Hollywood actress Julianne Moore has joined the ranks celebrities who have decided to take up political activism as a side hobby.
Like most celebrities, she shouldn’t quit her day job.
Moore’s Everytown Creative Council, composed of other celebrities committed to nothing but the trendiest political stances, is “dedicated to stemming the wave of gun crime.” In Newspeak, this means pushing for laws restricting our right to keep and bear arms so that wealthy Hollywood elitists can feel good inside.
Among those to join the council are Constitutional scholars pro-gun grabbers Alec Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon and Ellen DeGeneres.
“As actors, we are citizens first so we believe in the Constitution and the Second Amendment,” Moore told PEOPLE magazine. “But 92 percent of the people in the United States are in favor of background checks, too, so I don’t feel like I’m in the minority. I definitely feel like I’m in the majority here.”
Translation: I don’t want to sound like I’m advocating we violate the Second Amendment, even though I am. A lot of other people apparently think it’s okay, so it must be okay because rights are totally contingent on whether or not other people think you should have them.
The group is affiliated with Everytown for Gun Safety, the organization founded by Mayor Bloomberg pushing for the disarming the American civilian population so only the military and law enforcement have firearms. Apparently it doesn’t bother Moore that the Department of Agriculture and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many others now have their own SWAT Teams.
Nor is it police militarization she’s campaigning against; it’s those uppity mundanes (bolded text added):
Moore, 54, said she believes the safety steps taken by the auto industry can serve as a model for stanching gun violence (as opposed to citing Chicago’s strict gun control policies which have failed to prevent a high violent crime rate. But why compare apples to apples when there are plenty of oranges lying around?).
“For cars, you have to have training and you have to have a license, and you wear seat belts and we have airbags and we have all of these things in place that have reduced fatalities unbelievably (except the gun debate is about keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals so they won’t commit the crimes, not keeping guns away from incompetent gun owners who accidentally shoot themselves or others because don’t know what they’re doing; no mass shooter killed people on accident or because he failed to take a safety course). And it was a totally unregulated industry at first. I feel like something that is very sensible and straight forward can be done also with guns (like Switzerland, which has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world and also one of the lowest violent crime rates?)
What part of “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment got missed? I don’t recall any exceptions to that clause.
Moore said she first got the idea for the group in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed the lives of 20 students and six adults.
Yes, because a mentally ill man who gunned down little children as they sat in their classrooms and put four bullets into his own mother’s face at point-blank range, all of which are against the law, is going to somehow be deterred by just one more law……
Moore recalled shielding her 12-year-old daughter Liv from the first reports of the shooting.
“I was like, ‘I’ve had it.’ I said to my husband (director Bart Freundlich), ‘I’ve got to do something. This is the one thing that I need to say something about. This is my responsibility as a parent.”
And you can, Julianne. Ruger offers their 10/22 semi-automatic rifles in pink. Buy one for your daughter and teach her about her right to self-defense. While you’re at it, take the mother-daughter time to also read up on what the Founding Fathers had to say about the right to keep and bear arms.
Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 28 that “if the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense,” a right which he declared to be “paramount.”
Zacharia Johnson, a delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, declared that “The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.”
George Mason, who championed the first ten amendments to the Constitution, said the militia is “the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
In other words, Julianne, the guns are all right. They don’t just allow people who can’t afford to live in a swanky mansion in a upscale neighborhood to protect themselves and their families; they provide citizenry with a vital deterrent against tyranny.
For Americans who are quite fond of their gun rights, they can take action today so that Moore’s Hollywood gun grabbing troupe provides nothing more than entertainment. Join us, tell your local representative to introduce Second Amendment Preservation Act, and then spread the word.