When someone is so outspoken against guns and the gun industry and yet has an armed guard to protect them, it shows such hypocrisy and ignorance that it’s hard to take anything they say seriously.
While covering the riots in Baltimore, Geraldo Rivera had an armed body guard to protect him. But according to the Baltimore Sun that body guard has been in jail since May 1st for not having a permit to carry a handgun in the state of Maryland.
The same gun control laws that Geraldo supports actually took away the one person that was actually paid to protect him.
According to the Baltimore Sun, a mounted city officer on Fayette Street said he spotted a man holding handcuffs and an ammunition box.
Officer John Potter then watched Donald F. Scott open the rear hatch of a Chevy Suburban and pull a Glock handgun from his waistband, according to the officer’s account.
According to Potter’s statement of probable cause, he signaled to other officers after spotting the Glock and Scott was detained. The Glock had one bullet in the chamber. Officers then found a loaded Cobra revolver in a second holster on Scott’s waist, the statement said.
Scott told the officers he left his permit at home, but after further investigating it was found that he did not have a permit to carry a handgun in the state of Maryland, which is a state notorious for strict gun control laws. And these gun control laws have done little to nothing to stop the violent protests and homicides that followed the unrest in the death of Freddie Gray.
Scott now faces charges for possessing a handgun on his person and another for possessing a handgun in a vehicle.
Geraldo Rivera is not the most gun-friendly person around. In fact, he has gone on record ridiculing the NRA and saying the 2nd amendment is blind and stupid. Here is the entire statement he made:
Like I’ve always said, the Second Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid. In its relentless pimping for the gun industry, the NRA has unleashed an avalanche of deadly weapons on this gun-crazy country. Just as [it] protects access to weapons for cops and hunters, it also protects access to weapons for domestic abusers, mental patients, jerk-offs on the no-fly list, all-around dim bulbs, and now little children.