The NRA Deplorably Mocks Kim Kardashian for Being Robbed at Gunpoint
Kim Kardashian West may not be the most sympathetic figure, but after a group of gunmen robbed the reality TV star in Paris Monday, one association seemed determined to change that: the NRA.
“Wait, criminals held @KimKardashian at gunpoint in Paris?” the National Rifle Association’s Twitter handle posted. “How is that possible? Does anyone know if they passed a background check first?”
Sarcastically touting Paris’ notoriously strict gun laws, the NRA continued taunting Kardashian, who frequently advocates for more gun control in the United States.
“It’s shocking that these criminals did not subject themselves to Paris' strict #guncontrol laws before committing this awful crime,” the NRA posted.
Five armed robbers dressed as police officers forced their way into Kardashian’s luxury apartment in Paris, binding her with zip ties in a bathtub while they pilfered a reported $6.7 million worth of jewelry. According to the NRA, the pertinent issue isn’t about Kardashian’s safety or the criminal masterminds behind the heist. Instead, the issue is Paris’ tough gun control laws.
The gun rights association continued flaunting the Kardashian robbery, responding to a post by gun control advocate Shannon Watts about women and mothers wanting stronger gun laws with, “Stronger gun laws… like the ones they have in Paris? #askingforafriend”
As Talking Points Memo notes, Kardashian spoke out for tougher gun laws following the terror attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
“So sad! The senate voted against background checks being needed to buy guns. So terrorists on fbi's wanted lists can legally still buy guns,” Kardashian posted. “The fact that anyone can so easily access guns is so scary,” she added.
The reality star may also have incurred the gun rights group's wrath with her recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, after first floating the thought that she might vote for Trump.