- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The National Rifle Association mocked gun control laws in Paris after Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed of more than $10 million in jewelry.

“Wait, criminals held @KimKardashian at gunpoint in Paris? How is that possible? Does anyone know if they passed a background check first?” the NRAtweeted Monday.

Early Monday, armed robbers reportedly broke into a private residence in Paris where Mrs. Kardashian West was staying, bound her and locked her in a bathroom before they took off on bicycles with her possessions. French police continued hunting Tuesday for five people suspected of assaulting the reality TV star.

There is no right for citizens to bear arms in France, and people must obtain a hunting or sporting license and undergo annual psychological evaluations in order to own a gun, The Federalist reported. The NRA continued to troll gun laws in Paris on Monday, receiving backlash from some U.S. gun control groups, including Everytown for Gun Safety.

“Having fun, @NRA? You are 18 times more likely to be murdered with a gun in the US than in France,” Everytown tweeted Monday afternoon.

“Wait, are you saying criminals don’t follow current laws? That can’t be true,” the NRAresponded.

“It’s shocking that these criminals did not subject themselves to Paris‘ strict #guncontrol laws before committing this awful crime,” the NRAwrote.

Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts weighed in: “How come the @NRA can’t help themselves? Attack and belittle women who have been victimized.”

“We just think criminals should stop breaking the law,” the NRAwrote.

Mrs. Kardashian West, who was in Paris to attend fashion week shows, returned to the U.S. Monday after the robbery. Her spokeswoman said the reality TV star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed.” Her husband, rapper Kanye West, has postponed upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and Detroit to be with his family.

Mrs. Kardashian West has been outspoken about her support for stricter gun laws in the U.S., saying she refuses to personally own any firearms because they frighten her.

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