Actors and actresses in anti-gun Hollywood were surrounded by armed security on Sunday as they attend the 77th annual Golden Globes, Breitbart reports.
New York Daily News reports Beverly Hill Police Department Capt. Michael Hill said, “We have a robust security plan that includes assistance from our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Additionally, we will be using the most contemporary technologies in an attempt to ensure the ceremony is held without incident.”
Another spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department, Lt. Robert Maycott told Variety on Friday, law enforcement did not make any changes to its security plans for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards in light of the news regarding the US strike against Iran “As of now security is similar to what it was last year.”
Breitbart News reported that 2019 security included barricades, bomb-sniffing dogs, armed guards, LAPD officers, and numerous security checkpoints for attendees as they arrived for the Golden Globes.
Security for awards shows tightened up in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Although methods have changed over the years, most awards shows maintain a strict security policy. For the Globes, that means much of Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. was closed that day around the Beverly Hilton. The City of Beverly Hills has cracked down on allowing crowds near the building — and it’s much harder than it used to be for to approach the Beverly Hilton on foot.
Breitbart News noted that the January 8, 2017, Golden Globes were surrounded by good guys with guns and body armor. There were also security dogs, SWAT, and special FBI teams taking part in security.
Breitbart also noted that Matt Damon was at the 2017 awards, the very Matt Damon who made millions of dollars using guns in the Bourne film series, yet called for an Australia-like gun ban for the rest of America. Other gun controllers, including Jessica Chastain and Ryan Reynolds, were also in attendance, enjoying the benefits of good guys with guns while fighting off-screen to limit those benefits for average Americans.
The 2016 Golden Globes featured security personnel wearing tactical gear and carrying handguns and AR-15s with “high capacity” magazines, weapons that looked very similar to civilian guns so many Hollywood actors and actresses want to bar law-abiding citizens from owning.
Throughout 2019, Hollywood celebrities have reacted to criminal use of firearms by calling for more gun controls across the board. For example, following the July 28, Garlic Festival attack in Gilroy, California, actors John Leguizamo, Billy Baldwin, and Bradley Whitford all voiced gun control rhetoric.
Following a November 14, 2019, shooting at Saugus High School, in San Clarita, California, actress Debra Messing tweeted for gun control and made sure to include a shout-out to Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action.
None of the celebrities noted that California already has every gun control the Democrats are pushing at the federal level and failed to mention that the Garlic Festival and Saugus High School were both gun-free zones.