Kim Kardashian, the multi-millionaire and reality TV star, was robbed in Paris yesterday in an apartment by armed thieves dressed as police officer who made off with $10 million worth of jewelry, according to this story from breitbart.com.
The story points out that the robbery occurred in a city with a total ban on civilian gun ownership of certain categories of firearms and universal background checks—including mental health and criminal checks.
The story says that the local laws require gun owners to acquire and maintain “an active shooting club (membership),” go to the range at least three times a year, and seeing a doctor every year who must declare them “physically and mentally capable of owning a firearm.”
These are the types of extensive background check requirements of which Kardashian has been a vocal supporter of in the past.
The story says after the June 17, 2015 gun attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Kardashian said in the Daily Mail that the country needs “stricter legislation to prevent mass shootings. I’m not the type to have them (guns) in my house, they scare me so much. I’m not really a gun person, and we do not have strict enough gun control.”
Kardashian received praise from Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun group funded by billionaire and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg. The group didn’t not that the alleged gunman behind the church attack passed a background check when he bought his firearm, the story says.
On Twitter, Kardashian has also called for expanded background checks and advocated using terror watch lists to remove citizen’s Second Amendment rights.
“…in a city with nearly every gun control measure on the Democrats’ wish list—and the reality TV star was held at gunpoint by armed men who reportedly locked her in a bathroom and stole cell phones and jewelry worth around $10 million. Kardashian’s children were reportedly not present at the time.”
The NRA took to Twitter to criticize Kardashian’s gun control stance and wrote:
“Wait, criminals held @KimKardashian at gunpoint in Paris? How is that possible? Does anyone know if they passed a background check first?”
And later: “It’s shocking that these criminals did not subject themselves to Paris’ strict #guncontrol laws before committing this awful crime.”