Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gun control's racist component
WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Eriik Rush

Posted on 12/06/2012 7:55:09 AM PST by Perseverando

Exclusive: Erik Rush notes early firearms laws were meant to keep them from blacks

I understand that given the nature of the media it is all but irresistible for the press to cover events such as the shooting murder-suicide case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher prior to possessing pertinent facts. Given the bias of those in the media, I can also understand NBC sports guru Bob Costas engaging in an abysmally ignorant anti-gun rant following the Belcher tragedy, which quickly became as much of a story as the shootings themselves.

Reactions to the Costas diatribe ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous; some called for him to be fired (the ridiculous), while others minimized the significance of his words since, of course, he is just a sports announcer who is entitled to his opinion.

While Costas is entitled to his opinion, I must still beg to differ. If human beings are prone to being influenced by celebrities with intelligence levels far beneath that of Costas, then it’s no great leap to surmise that many NBC Sports viewers might be influenced by his anti-gun oratory, even if he is just a sports announcer with an opinion.

In any case, liberal fearmongering and histrionics followed this high-profile incident of gun violence like stink after … well, you know. As some will be aware, I was involved in a lively discussion on Fox News’ “Hannity” television program on Dec. 3 with radio host Leo Terrell, who waxed unintelligible in his hostility and near-incoherence in defense of gun control.

Following the Belcher shootings, Kansas City columnist Jason Whitlock claimed in an interview that the National Rifle Association is the “new Ku Klux Klan,” because it allegedly advocates arming black youth. Some conspiratorial blather about “loading up our community with drugs” was also

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; bobcostas; guncontrol; jovanbelcher; kukluxklan; marxism; nra; racism

1 posted on 12/06/2012 7:55:25 AM PST by Perseverando
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Perseverando

> Jason Whitlock claimed in an interview that the National Rifle Association is the “new Ku Klux Klan.

I wonder is Jason Whitlock realizes that he couldn’t be more wrong.

At the end of the Civil War, people (mostly the KKK) were afraid that recently freed blacks would have guns;so gun control legislation was put in place to prevent the arming of blacks. The NRA saw this for what it was and supported gun ownership by anyone, including and especially recently freed blacks as a Constitutional guaranteed right.
The left is still afraid of allowing blacks to have guns and the NRA is still advocating gun ownership by any law abiding citizen who desires to own a gun.

2 posted on 12/06/2012 9:30:15 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perseverando

Why is it “ridiculous” to call for Costas to be fired?

3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:02:08 AM PST by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuffaloJack

Jason has been around for a long time. He’s a super charged up black racist.

4 posted on 12/06/2012 12:23:31 PM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson