(Washington Times) The president, vice president and assorted elected officials and bureaucrats are protected by guns. So why can’t average Americans warrant the same treatment? So asks syndicated talk radio host Mike Huckabee as the nation’s gun owners, retailers and interest groups await the outcome of White House talks on new gun control restrictions in a post-Newtown world.

“We find it necessary to protect people like the president and the vice president and governors and other members of Congress and members of the Cabinet, with heavily armed people. But yet they think that somehow that the rest of us should be protected by something else. Just what is it that we should be protected by?” Mr. Huckabee asked Wednesday.

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