The National Rifle Association is making political hay from the robbery of reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris late Sunday night, tweeting that France’s strict gun laws did not protect the world-famous socialite from armed criminals.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kardashian was in Paris for that city’s fashion week event when five armed robbers, dressed as policemen, entered the residence where she was staying, tied her up and made off with roughly $10 million worth of jewelry. A spokesman for Kardashian said she was “badly shaken, but physically unharmed.”
“Wait, criminals held @KimKardashian at gunpoint in Paris?” the NRA posted to its official Twitter account. “How is that possible? Does anyone know if they passed a background check first?”