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Many left-wing lawmakers -- including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) -- took part in Wednesday's coordinated demonstrations by students to protest gun violence in the wake of last month's Florida high school shooting.

On his program Thursday night, Tucker Carlson pointed out that Cuomo and Sanders didn't attend the walkouts alone.

"They were escorted by bodyguards, paid for by you, who went to protect them," Carlson said. "Those bodyguards were armed, of course, with guns."

He noted that Cuomo's guards were even allowed to carry more than 10 rounds in their magazines.

"If you wanted to protect yourself in the same way in New York, you'd be thrown in prison," Carlson said. "And some people, of course, already have been."

He said in a republic, all citizens are supposed to be held to the same standards, whether they hold office or not.

"You can't surround yourself with an armed retinue and then tell the rest of us we don't have a right to defend ourselves," Carlson said. "That's worse than flying your private jet to accept a climate change award."

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