You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.
I feel sorry for Bobby. He went from a respected sportscaster to a “left-wing buffoon” in less time than it takes most of us to take a breath, or as Ben Crystal said in his article on the subject, “you went from a respected sportscaster to left-wing buffoon in less time than it takes an NFL trainer to tape an ankle. I didn’t expect much from Whitlock; I did expect more from you.” He goes on with more from his article titled Before the Body Goes Cold, from the Personal Liberty Digest:
The president and at least two of his accomplices, Attorney General Eric Holder and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, have participated in paper-thin cover-ups involving murder, weapons trafficking, perjury and outright lying; and we’re told that anyone who notes their crimes is racist for doing so, Professional athletes behave like steroid-addled gladiators who’ve just been furloughed from the Thunderdome, and we’re supposed to ignore their behavior because they sell tickets and jerseys and/or show up for the occasional charity event. Hell, Charlie Sheen, who is the poster boy for Dionysian self-indulgence, has parlayed coke binges and domestic abuse into wink-nod ad campaigns for Fiat.
It’s important to recognize that there is no such thing as gun control. Gun control is merely a convenient rhetorical camouflage for the real goal of so-called “gun control” proponents’ portents parent philosophy: “people control.” It’s more important to recognize that the people who desire such control over their fellow citizens are poor choices to wield it. Furthermore, it’s important to recognize that there is no such thing as “gun violence.” there is violence — on the football field, in Chicago and in programs run b the Departments of Justice and State. But that’s all “people” violence.
When agitators like Whitlock and Costas turn a tragedy into a podium from which to expound on their own personal political causes, they not only diminish the suffering of the victims and their loved ones, they distract — often deliberately — from the real root causes of violence and pain. And their macabre attempts to spin political thread from human suffering only compound the real pain being suffered by the real victims. Folks, this has to be an OMG moment here. Did you read that? Now, take that and re-listen to what Costas and Whitlock had said and you too will see the stupidity in gun control.
This post, to me, is one of the scariest posts I have ever done, if you are a freedom loving, America loving patriot. Because the left is at it again. And the sad part, is some of the right has jumped in on this too.
This whole deal with Jovan Belcher’s suicide and the murder of his girlfriend is almost as appalling as the act itself. First off, to all you out there proclaiming that if the gun wasn’t there, every one in this would still be alive are total and absolute idiots.
I am sorry that this post took me several days to write, but the stupidity of people who should know better just stuns me. Mostly into silence. It seems people who have the power to say the right things and help millions through this, like Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock care nothing for doing anything but rant against our right to bear arms. Don’t they ever take a look at places like Chicago where it is illegal now for the average person to own a gun, yet the death rate there from gun related crimes is sky-high? The same with Washington D.C.?
The statement by Bob Costas that ‘if the guns were illegal and not available to Jovan Belcher, these people would still be alive’ was so steeped in stupidity that I had troubles with it. Jovan Belcher was a big man. His girlfriend was tiny by comparison. Mr. Belcher could have killed her with his hands. And didn’t Mr. Costas even stop to think that every household in America has knives? They would have both ended up dead anyway, because no one is being taught anymore to control their anger.
But this idea that guns are to blame for this is an old idea that the left has used to get rid of the second amendment for ages now. But what we have seen in the past is nothing compared to what is coming. This coming assault on our second amendment rights has just begun.
Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports, turned the orphaning of a 3 month old into a bizarre rant against the second amendment and it was put in print. Here is what he said:
Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. … What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.
To that I have to say, Jason, you are stupid, or not using your common sense. Just like Bob Costas was on Sunday. Sadly, your stupidity is on display for millions of people to behold, and again, sadly, many of these listeners are hearing this and stupidly saying, ‘this makes sense.’
First off, NO IT DOESN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mentioning of Chicago and Washington D.C. above was not for filler. Those two cities have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, yet, they are among the most dangerous cities to live in because of handgun murders. Do you liberals get this???
England has one of the toughest gun control laws in the world, yet they have had more murders by people with guns than ever before it was passed. Don’t you people see that gun control laws don’t work? Criminals by their very nature, do not obey laws. Laws or not, it is the criminals that have guns to kill others or use them in the commission of crimes. Not the average everyday law-abiding person. Make laws to keep the guns out of people’s hands and you will find, law-abiding people will then be defenseless, and the criminals will be the only ones with guns because they will then use them to a greater extent. There will be no-one left that could “take them out” in the commission of a crime, except the cops. And usually they are not there to stop a crime. They show up after the fact.
Take guns off the streets like Chicago has, and you will see a national epidemic of people getting killed by guns in the hands of criminals because there will be no way for the public to defend themselves against this. Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock are sadly just two of many idiots out there who think that getting guns off the streets will stop gun murder. NO IT WON’T. It will only make it easier for criminals with guns to commit their crimes. Keeping guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens will slow down the murder rate, because there will be people out there who will be able to stop the crimes.
Now, I pray for the victims families on this senseless killing in Kansas City. It should never have happened. If Jovan had been taught self-control, this might never have happened either. Guns are not the only reason these people are dead. They are not the reason at all, except that one was used by someone who didn’t need a gun to kill his girlfriend. He could have done that with his hands. You on the left now going to try to outlaw hands?
But here is the stupidity of this kind of thinking. If someone has a temper, or the inability to cope, and they decide to kill someone and themselves, like Jovan Belcher did, if guns are not present, the killings will still happen. What are you idiots going to do. Outlaw knives?
And if we go farther, and it will, what about cars? Car accidents kill thousands a year. You going to call for the outlawing of cars? What about swimming pools? Many people drown in them every year. You going to call for the outlawing of swimming pools? What about food? Many people die of obesity a year. You going to outlaw food? Don’t you see the slippery slope you are playing on here?
The second amendment was put into our constitution to help the people protect themselves. I guess the liberal left and the media doesn’t want us to protect ourselves. People, think before you continue falling for this hogwash. GUN CONTROL doesn’t work. It never has. It NEVER will.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to begin using more common sense.