I’m sure many find Obama’s hatred of guns baffling. After all who wouldn’t want to give each individual the ability to defend themselves and their families? Somebody who has the protection of armed guards 24/7 and will now have that protection for the rest of his life:
President Obama on Thursday signed a bill granting him — along with George W. Bush and future ex-presidents — lifetime Secret Service protection, reversing a 1990s law that limited post-presidency security.
It’s pretty easy to oppose private ownership of firearms when you have a protection detail around you all the time, especially when you’re not the one who has to pay for it.