The sportswriter who “inspired” NBC’s Bob Costas to parrot his gun control rhetoric (re: NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide) has called the National Rifle Association “the new KKK.” In an interview with Roland Martin [click here for the podcast], scribe Jason Whitlock lets loose the dogs of war on the NRA. “I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture – I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].” Whitlock may not have gone as far as he wanted in his original article, but here, he goes even further . . .
I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer. It just doesn’t. 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.
So the NRA is arming black men and guns turn people into murderers. Project much? As for the Belcher thing . . .
Obviously, Jovan Belcher was disturbed. Obviously, you know, there were problems between he and his girlfriend. But if there’s no gun, potentially, it’s a domestic-violence issue that doesn’t end in death. Maybe it ends in someone getting hurt, and Jovan going to jail and getting some help. But, you know, any time you add a gun to a situation, you enhance the consequences.
I don’t think that means what Whitlock wanted it to mean, if you know what I mean.