NFL's Javon Belcher murder/suicide, 2nd Amendment to blame?


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BK
December 2, 2012, 07:22 PM
Columnist Jason Whitlock's take on the recent tragedy.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jovan-belcher-kansas-city-chiefs-murder-suicide-tragedy-girlfriend-self-leave-orphan-daughter-why-still-playing-sunday-120112

Weve come to accept our insanity. Wed prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.

How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesnt protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?

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 didnt possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.



Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.

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k_dawg
December 2, 2012, 07:28 PM
Yep.

The Romanesque culture of promoting violence for the sake of entertainment is not even a factor.

Snowdog
December 2, 2012, 07:29 PM
Words of emotion rather than logic. It's hard to argue with folks who employ such tactics in the same way it's near futile to argue with crazy.

I simply hope publishing such drivel undermines their credibility overall.

oneounceload
December 2, 2012, 07:46 PM
Yep, if he didn't have a gun, he surely wouldn't have simply used a kitchen knife to slice her throat
Should we register all kitchen knives like England?

zorro45
December 2, 2012, 07:52 PM
don't forget pieces of rope, matches and lighters

DJW
December 2, 2012, 07:56 PM
You could always go to Wyoming, shoot somebody with a bow and arrow, stab someone else to death and then commit suicide with said knife!
It appears any implement can be used in a destructive manner. Some folks seem determined to destroy themselves (and others close to them.) They will find a way no matter what you ban, restrict, or prohibit.

JBrady555
December 2, 2012, 08:05 PM
Columnist Jason Whitlock's take on the recent tragedy.
Articles like that make me sick. Its the guns fault not his, I can't believe what this country is coming to. I can't believe that the article said that his girlfriend would be alive if there was no second amendment. Sickening.

ATBackPackin
December 2, 2012, 08:10 PM
Words of emotion rather than logic. It's hard to argue with folks who employ such tactics in the same way it's near futile to argue with crazy.

I simply hope publishing such drivel undermines their credibility overall.


Jason Whitlock has very little credibility as it is, but I'm sure this is what a lot of his audience wants to hear. However I am pretty certain that a son just recently killed his father and his father's girlfriend with a crossbow and a knife. They are all just tools, and it is the people who use them that are to blame. Pure and simple! Some people just refuse to put the blame where it belongs because that does not give them a warm and fuzzy.

If I killed another person with a hammer, nobody would blame the hammer and rightfully so.

Shawn

12131
December 2, 2012, 08:18 PM
Just another typical gun hater's emotional ranting. It's always easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.

SharpsDressedMan
December 2, 2012, 08:23 PM
Ha! They still haven't seized all the guns in Great Britain, Russia, Australia, or Germany after Draconian efforts there. What makes any INTELLIGENT thinker believe that they could ever do it here? I would guess they might get about 60% of the guns before the effort, and the government, would break down in chaos.

primalmu
December 2, 2012, 08:31 PM
As one commenter intelligently put it:

The presence or absence of a gun has no effect on the ability of an NFL linebacker to kill a 115-lb woman.

The only way a gun would have affected this situation is if she'd had one - because without a gun, there's no way a 115-lb woman can stop an NFL linebacker.

musicman10_1
December 2, 2012, 08:47 PM
Whitlock is just being provocative. He rarely writes anything that is not overblown and or overly dramatic.

hso
December 2, 2012, 08:49 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=472825

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