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We reported Tuesday on how California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) got hit with a much-needed reality check by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell of all people during an interview he did disparaging the Second Amendment and its proponents in the aftermath of the horrific Monterey Park mass shooting Saturday night that left eleven dead and nine injured.

“Nothing about this is surprising. Everything about this is infuriating,” he stated to O’Donnell Monday before also declaring that “the Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact.”

In turn, O’Donnell politely but firmly informed a smug-looking Newsom that there are “many people in this country that support the Second Amendment and are lawful gun owners.”

But another clip circulating on social media from their exchange where Newsom is expanding on his comments actually makes him look even worse, not just because of what he claims about Republicans supposedly “not giving a damn” about children getting hurt and killed during shooting tragedies, but because of what’s going on directly behind him as the cameras were rolling.

See if you can spot it:


Yep, that’s Gavin Newsom being trailed by a taxpayer-funded armed security detail as he brags about everything the state of California has done under his watch to curb gun rights.

You absolutely could not make this up if you tried.

“Saying the Second Amendment is a ‘suicide pact’ while literally being protected by armed security guards is the most elitist, unaware, on-brand thing Gavin Newsom has said,” one astute Twitter user observed. “Ranks right ahead of his fancy dining during the covid lockdown. This guy truly is unique.”

Isn’t it fascinating how the harsh infringements on your Constitutional rights that Democrats often push for usually only apply to the common man and never to them? As pointed out above, we saw this all during the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the more heavily restricted states (blue states) like California where Democratic officials like Newsom and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were routinely found to be not practicing what they preached as it related to “keeping their fellow citizens safe” during the pandemic.

We also saw this, for example, in Minneapolis as the Democrat-run city council there pushed in the summer of 2020 to defund the police and yet were found to have armed, taxpayer-funded security due to alleged “threats” they were supposedly receiving over their public statements in support of “reimagining” (read: getting rid of) the Minneapolis police force.

It’s always the same old song and dance with these people, with the rules for thee but not for me mentality and all that. This is why whenever the inevitable calls from the left to chip away at more rights start, rational people should push back using every legal tool at their disposal to counter their attempts – with the most important tool, of course, being their voice.