NRA ridicules Kim Kardashian after she's robbed at gunpoint

"Stronger gun laws… like the ones they have in Paris? #askingforafriend," the gun lobby tweeted Monday

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published October 3, 2016 9:28PM (EDT)

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has something to say about Kim Kardashian West, who was the victim of a robbery in Paris over the weekend. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is to mock the mother of two for daring to ever speak out in favor of increased restrictions on firearms.

The reality star was gagged, bound and held at gunpoint while being robbed of her jewelry during a visit to Paris. According to reports two men dressed as police officers entered her room late Sunday, bound Kardashian West's hands and feet with tape, gagged her and put her in the bathtub before stealing millions of dollars in jewelry, two cell phones and her purse. The French Interior Ministry said five men were involved in the crime, with the group gaining access to Kardashian West’s room by forcing a concierge to let them in, E! News reported Monday.

The 35-year-old was "badly shaken but physically unharmed," her representative told E! News.

For some reason, the NRA has decided that a violent against one of America's most popular celebrities provided a perfect moment to release a series of tweets that appeared to mock calls for gun control:

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The Twitter assault appeared to be part of a coordinated effort: An NRA News reporter was quick to call out Kardashian's so-called "hypocrisy" for daring to seek armed security after the robbery despite having previously advocated for increased gun control:

NBC News New York reported Monday that Kardashian left Paris early that morning, flying to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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