A small crowd of gun rights advocates came to the Capitol this weekend to protest Obama’s plans to crack down on gun violence in America.
And wouldn’t you know it, one of the speakers at the rally was Neil Livingstone, as you can see from this AP photo. The GOP gubernatorial candidate lost in the primary in 2012 when it was revealed that he had once authored an instructional book for world business travelers which included a chapter on how to solicit a prostitute. Protect Yourself in an Uncertain World: A Comprehensive Handbook for your Personal and Business Security is available for $4.98 at Amazon.
The Cowgirl Blog broke the story.
After seeing seeing him at the gun rally, it’s worth a look at Livingstone’s book to learn more about his views of firearms. (Read the entire relevant chapter here.) Indeed, the views expressed in this book would appear to be at odds with his current positions. Look how he summarizes his views at the beginning of the chapter:
“shops that cater to the would-be James Bond generally are selling fantasies, not real protection. Gadegtry and firearms play, at best, a small role in defending yourself.”
At the gun rally, Livingstone declared that Hollywood is to blame for gun violence. This is a favorite talking point of the NRA. And while it might be partially true, I am sorry to point out to Mr. Livingstone that he was once a part of Hollywood, the very Hollywood that glorifies gun violence. In fact, he helped create episodes for a TV show called The Equalizer, as you will note from this biography from his book. The show consisted of little more than people shooting each other. Here is a montage of some scenes from the show. Enjoy.