There are few things as mind-boggling as the double-standard set forth by liberal elitists. The sanctimony with which they acquit themselves never ceases to amaze and appall. Case in point: the hypocritical attitude they have when it comes to Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms.
The latest example of this hypocrisy is, perhaps, the most absurd yet.
On March 23rd, Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren posted an image to Instagram of her wearing a pair of yoga pants from Alexo Athletica’s new active carrywear line. The pants are designed to hold a concealed carry handgun, something that is legal for US citizens with a permit to do in most states.
The photo on Instagram was part of Ms. Lahren’s official endorsement of the Alexo Athletica line. Her post reads, “Live. Speak. Stand. Run. Carry with confidence. Ladies, chances are your assailant is gonna be bigger, stronger and faster and that’s why you have @alexoathletica for your gun, your mace, or even your phone. Yeah, you’ve got it covered.”
Lahren’s post drew tons of criticism on Twitter because she posted it the day before the March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C. You know what else was released the day before the protest? The Netflix action-comedy Game Over, Man in which three moronic hotel workers brandish semi-automatic weapons they don’t know how to use properly.
The March for Our Lives protest was a response to the February 13th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Days later, movie theaters were greeted with the lowbrow antics of the Jason Bateman black comedy Game Night that’s rife with brutal shootings and lame gun jokes.
This is nothing new, of course. The liberal establishment has long asked for Americans to give up their firearms while glorifying gun culture in big budget Hollywood actioners. Former-heartthrob George Clooney has said that he’s scared of guns and, yet, he’s handled everything from a Walther PPK and an M60 machine gun to a Mossberg 500 and an M1 carbine in his extensive ouevre of gun-centric movies and TV shows.
Back in 2013, A-list actor Jamie Foxx joined other gun control activists in demanding a plan by then-President Barack Obama to end gun violence just as Foxx’s sadistically violent Django Unchained reached Number 2 at the box office.
The vulgar response to Lahren’s post illustrates just how puerile the Left really are. @BettyBowers tweeted, “The only thing that stops a bad vagina with a gun is a good vagina with a gun!” @RubeBait tweeted, “Pro-Tip for @TomiLahren: Guns are not dildos.” And @RexHuppke tweeted, “To protest our schools, all classrooms will now be equipped with Tomi Lahren and her vagina gun.”
The crude remarks prove that liberals will always be willing to fight dirty when they don’t agree with something, even when the subject in question is something that was far from a political statement. Lahren’s Instagram picture does not encourage gun violence nor does it suggest that everyone should run out and buy a deadly weapon, rather it sends a message to women that they should be able to look good while defending themselves.
One would think in the wake of Weinsteingate and the whole #TimesUp movement, people would see the value in women being able to protect themselves. The best handguns for women are designed to suit a woman’s weight and modesty. They are compact and unassuming, making them the perfect self-defense weapon for someone who wants to keep them concealed in a purse or, in this case, a piece of active wear.
As former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords said at the 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Summit, “dangerous people with guns are a threat to women. Criminals with guns. Abusers with guns. Stalkers with guns. That makes gun violence a women’s issue.”
One thing that may come as a surprise to the Dems is the fact that women are more likely to say that the way parents raise their children (38%) is the primary cause of gun violence, rather than the availability of guns (24%).
A study by Harvard and Northeastern universities found that nearly half of gun owners whose gun collection consists of a single handgun are women. And that’s not all; the NRA says that the number of women who registered for classes on how to use a pistol almost doubled between 2011 and 2014.
For athletic women, there is a very real danger to staying active in public. The sad truth is that a woman simply running along the same path every day poses a known safety risk. This explains why the number of female gun owners is growing and it underscores the value in possessing a concealable weapon.
The most popular compact handguns for concealed carry are small enough that concealed carrying is easy and weigh just enough so that recoil is not problematic. They are the perfect solution for the modern woman who understands the prevalent threats that surround her.
The number of concealed carry holders have now reached over 14 million. With creeps like Harvey Weinstein and Louis CK being outed left and right, women understand the need to keep perverts and other potential assailants at bay.