Friday, December 7, 2012

Liberals, guns, and football

A few days ago, a pro-football player, Jovan Belcher, killed his girlfriend with nine shots from a handgun then killed himself, as cowards are wont to do. A disgusting and atrocious crime.

Later, NBC sports broadcaster Bob Costas raised the ire of shooters everywhere when he took time during a game half-time to express his opinion on the murder-suicide. During his rant, he read from a column by Fox Sports writer Jason Whitlock who said: "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."

But, the big 25-year-old, 225-pound, 6' 2" athlete in the prime of his life didn't really need a gun. He had the physical power to kill almost anyone in seconds with his hands -- including the mother of his child.

I am bigger than Jovan Belcher in both height and weight. But I'm more than twice his age -- he was three years younger than my youngest child. I have arthritis bad. I'm probably no more than 10% as fit and strong as Belcher was. The disparity in strength is such that he could kill me -- or almost anyone -- in seconds with his bare hands. The only way I (or most other people) could stop him is with a gun.

Now, think about the woman he killed -- probably 100 pounds lighter than him and also probably only 10% of Belcher's strength. Even if he didn't have a gun to supplement his murderous rage, she needed one. Desperately. Costas and Whitlock don't want her to have had that option.

Whitlock also said,
"A gun turns some kids listening to music into a murder scene. And uh, you know, if you don't have a gun, you drive home. You know, kids listening to some loud music, you don't like it, you go home and complain to your wife. But when you have a gun, you open fire, potentially, and take the life of a child."
As a friend (whose privacy I protect) said, "Wow! You don't usually run into that kind of stupid logic...well, except in the lamestream media. Whitlock must assume if we 2nd Amendment supporters spot a fly on the wall, and it's time to bring out the shotgun."

It has long been clear that, with a few exceptions, Liberals think differently from the rest of us. (Dr. Michael Savage calls it a mental disorder.) Liberals like Costas and Whitlock really believe that the mere presence of a gun makes people go crazy and the only way to stop it is more government control.

Bob Costas, Jason Whitlock, and all other anti-gun activists are wrong. Dead wrong.

Yeah, I know that Conservatives do horrible things too. But, Conservatives don't assume that inanimate objects cause crime nor do they assume that everyone is mentally defective like they are nor do they see that ever-increasing government control and force is necessary to keep people in line. Only Liberals think that way.

All the time, I read and hear anti-gun activists cry about what's to stop them from buying a gun to go shoot up a school or a mall or a church or "kids listening to some loud music". Sane people simply don't think like that. When sane people think about guns, shooting up schools or malls or churches or "kids listening to some loud music" never crosses their minds. Instead, sane people correlate guns with shooting targets and/or hunting and/or defense against Liberals who dream of shooting up schools or malls or churches or "kids listening to some loud music". We just like to be prepared when and if potentially deadly violence happens to us.

I agree that sometimes, unstable people start killing when they get upset and a gun or other weapon is handy. But don't blame that on a chunk of plastic and steel. Blame it on the person with the unstable mind.

It is good that people like Costas and Whitlock recognize their own flawed thoughts concerning violence and stay away from guns. But, they shouldn't assume that the rest of us think like they do. Because we don't. We're sane.

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