Pussycat Doll Has Her Claws Out When it Comes to Gun Control
We’re all used to the circus of celebrities that come out of the woodwork when a mass shooting occurs. In the last several weeks, washed-up TV stars like Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing have joined has-been sci-fi star Mark Hamill and others in tweeting #BoycootNRA.
We saw the same thing in the wake of last year’s Las Vegas shooting; within hours of the attack, Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner tweeted, “GUN CONTROL NOW. ENOUGH ALREADY. GROW THE F**K UP. THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN’T NEED A F**KING GUN. ENOUGH ALREADY. ENOUGH.”
Elizabeth Banks echoed this outburst in a more subdued fashion, tweeting, “It would be wise to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and silencers. None of which is excessive.” Countless other cultural elites shared similar messages and continue to.
So, it may come as a surprise to learn that at least one notable star has something else to say entirely. Canadian-American pop songstress Kaya Jones, formerly of the girl group the Pussycat Dolls, has come out to rail against gun control groups.
In response to a post about the latest wave of protests, Kaya said, “They have their right to walk out & I have my right to bear arms. I’m not giving up my rights because a crazy man killed people. I’m holding on right to my rights so if a crazy man tries to kill me he’s got another thing coming. It’s called freedom.”
The tweet was a reaction to the mass walkouts by students and organizers at schools across the United States. Jones went on to tweet about the walkouts being a joke, saying that we need guns in order to protect kids.
Jones first drew our attention last year when she became a vocal supporter of the president and made a memorable appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. But she’s been a true patriot for some time, having performed on a solo tour in Iraq back in 2009.
Jones has been outspoken about her appreciation for the military and her critical view of the Left. Her latest wave of remarks on Twitter come at a crucial time during the national gun debate as liberal lawmakers push to ban or otherwise regulate AR-15 upgrades like bump stocks and high-capacity magazines.
Kaya’s comments perfectly sum up the problem with the legislation the Dems are trying to pass. As she says in yet another tweet, “Stop attacking the weapon. Remember there’s a brain and a body behind each choice. You can use a hammer as a weapon. What’s a weapon? Anything between you and whoever you want to harm.”
This comment is not only historically accurate but relevant to current circumstances. Last month, a man with an AR-15 saved his neighbor’s life after he scared off a man who was attacking the neighbor with a knife.
The situation not only demonstrates the importance of being armed but, also, the truth about responsible gun owners. Far from the trigger-happy gun nut the liberal media portrays, this gun owner trained his rifle on the attacker and ordered the attacker to stop stabbing the victim.
Gun control advocates have and will argue that an assault-style rifle is unnecessary for home defense, but as the gun owner in question pointed out, there is an “intimidation factor” when it comes to larger profile firearms.
Retired Sgt./Maj. Kyle E. Lamb, a renowned trainer in the art of gun fighting, has spoken about the effectiveness of an AR-15 for home defense in the past, telling American Rifleman, “The AR is very easy to shoot. Head out to the range and test my theory. Ask anyone who wants to join in on the fun to try shooting a scored event, under pressure, with a pistol at home-defense ranges.
“After you see their performance, try the same with an AR, I will bet money you see much better control of the system. Men and women alike just shoot better with a carbine than with a pistol.”
Lamb’s claim is bolstered by the numbers; there are an estimated five million-plus Americans who own AR-15s and those who have fired one or purchased one are not planning on giving them up any time soon.
They appreciate the sleek design, the craftsmanship of its form and the efficacy with which it is able to fell an animal or an assailant. It is also favored among many competitive shooters at ranges across the country.
The carbine has been called a wonderful exercise in mechanical engineering and it’s seen by many as a symbol of American values—freedom, might and self-reliance. Evan Daire, a gun-range worker in New Jersey has said that it’s “kind of the standard, de-facto rifle now.”
If the Dems have their way, this won’t be the case for long. The Left have always prided themselves on being champions of free speech and defenders of civil liberties, but the millennium has seen them devolve into neo-fascists who publicly trample on our Second Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights while pushing draconian laws that belie the heart of the US Constitution.
In 2013, a liberal press out of New York violated gun owners’ privacy by publishing their names and address in their publication.
In 2016, a successful small business owner saw his establishment targeted by conspiracy theorists and threatened by a gunman after the fake news accused him of running a secret child sex ring. Individuals armed with camera phones put him on the spot and demanded to know what was in the basement of his Washington pizzeria.
This kind of blatant impingement on the Fourth Amendment indicates a need for Americans to protect their own privacy. Those purchasing guns from an online gun store can do so with the aid of a VPN (Virtual private network). VPNs hide users’ IP addresses and provide military-grade encryption which keeps your online activity anonymous.
As with firearms in general, privacy tools are a precaution that US citizens should have access to for peace of mind. As Kaya Jones puts it, “It’s better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. #ItsCalledFreedom”.