Sportswriter says NRA the new KKK, or something

posted at 8:01 am on December 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Who says you have to wait for election season to get truly ignorant political commentary?  Sportswriter Jason Whitlock, who inspired Bob Costas’ rant on NBC’s Sunday Night Football that blamed guns for the murder-suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, told Roland Martin that not only are guns to blame for the crimes, but that the NRA is the new KKK for defending gun rights for all Americans:

“Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes,” Whitlock said.

“You know, 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].”

Unfortunately, we still have the old KKK with us, which is bad enough.  But equating an interest group of gun owners with a hate group, especially one with the history of the KKK, goes beyond sheer ahistorical nonsense to horrid demagoguery.  Never mind that the NRA has many gun owners of all colors and creeds, as Eric Puryear pointed out four years ago to other ignorant accusations that defending the Second Amendment was somehow racist; the supposed argument in this case is that opposing government confiscation of every firearm in America is somehow a symptom of xenophobia and hatred.

All you need is love … and the government seizure of your means of self defense.  Oooooo-kay.

Cheap and obvious demagoguery usually gets deployed for a purpose.  My column for The Week points out that while sports analysts like Whitlock and Costas heap blame on the gun and call the NRA the new KKK, they get to avoid some tough questions about one of the industries that puts bread on their own tables:

Costas’ brand of knee-jerk speculation cuts both ways. After all, Belcher played in one of the most violent mass-market sports in the world. Did that have anything to do with the crime? Deadspin reports that Belcher sustained a concussion on Nov. 18, and had been taking medication for it — all while drinking large amounts of alcohol, according to a source close to Belcher. “If you review the footage of the Cincinnati game, he took a few hits to the head directly,” an unnamed friend of Belcher’s told Deadspin‘s Isaac Rauch in a series of emails. That mixture exacerbated tensions at home, where Perkins had just returned after the couple’s separation, according to the source.

And when it comes to Belcher taking his own life… sadly, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen an NFL player commit suicide. There have been six suicides in the past two years, in fact. The NFL has recently, and belatedly, begun taking steps to prevent long-term brain damage to its players. The changes have been a long time coming, and might not be enough. As the New York Daily News reported on Sunday, evidence shows that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) might not come just from concussions, “but also from repeated, less spectacular blows to the head — calling into question the future of America’s most popular sport.”

Did the concussion and/or Belcher’s medication cause him to kill? That kind of speculation becomes a lot more uncomfortable for commentators and networks that rely on the NFL for ratings and ad revenue, while gun manufacturers and owners make for a much safer target — pun intended. A medical cause seems a bit more likely than just having a handgun — but plenty of players have concussions without killing themselves or others. Perhaps sports experts should stick to sports, and report honestly on the dangers players face on the field, while we all let the police and medical experts investigate crimes themselves.

While six suicides in two years may not seem like a strong correlation to violence in the NFL, consider the correlation Costas and Whitlock ask us to make to render Belcher — and perhaps the NFL — blameless for the murder-suicide:

Let’s first get the facts straight about firearms and handguns in the U.S. Estimates vary widely on the number of households with firearms, but Gallup’s survey in 2005 put it at 42 percent. With roughly 150 million households in the U.S., that means that a gun is present in roughly 63 million households. Yet the number of murders committed by firearm in 2011, according to FBI statistics, was 8,583. That represents 0.0136 percent of all firearm-owning households. Murders by handgun came to 6,220, which makes that percentage 0.0099 percent. If guns caused murders, we’d be seeing a lot more murders. More than 99 percent of Americans seem to be capable of owning guns without committing murder, which demolishes the blame-the-gun argument.

Cheap demagoguery indeed.  The problem with people killing people existed before guns, it exists with guns, and it would exist when guns are entirely absent.  That’s because the problem doesn’t lie with the gun, or the knife (over 1600 murders by knife in 2011, by the way), or the baseball bat.  It lies with the person who chooses to kill over real or imagined slights.


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Where else can we get posts were you proudly claim to hate Israel and exclaim that all Cubans are racist?

Some ghetto gutter?

sentinelrules on December 4, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Dante is still around, right?

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Of course!! How about those conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Your an other one who only shows up when there’s a thread that involves skin color and you can sling your Racism all over the place…..Go away.

SHARPTOOTH on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

But what about all the black street thugs across America who have weapons that legal gun owners can’t get?

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Of course!! How about those conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Really. How many times has that happened now?

And really, you want to pin that on all conservatives. Where do pin this?

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Your an other one who only shows up when there’s a thread that involves skin color and you can sling your Racism all over the place…..Go away.

SHARPTOOTH on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

And ten bucks says it’s the same person.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Of course, those 7 blacks killed in Chicago over the weekend were killed by Whitey.

sentinelrules on December 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Fact of the matter is that nobody really cares about those deaths. Jason Whitlock and Bob Costas certainly don’t.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Never happened. It was made up by the Vast right Wing Conspiracy.

cozmo on December 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

…as usual…you’re a focking idiot!
Unless you are going to sing DAISY HotLips…STFU…pos…and jackoff somewhere else!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Great excuse for leaving a thread you’re getting your ass handed to you in over each and every comment by each and every commenter.

When do you get embarrassed with your stupity and race baiting?

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 8:54 AM

He antagonizes to get responses he wants to ‘prove’ his case. Then he ‘wins’ proof and bragging rights among other liberals at the coffee shop.

He has a conclusion. If he can’t get it by rational talk, he’ll force a fight so he gets what he expects when one of us slips a hair with our words. Then he feels justified, and so can go off bragging.

Typical cookie-cutter textbook candy azz liberal.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

But what about all the black street thugs across America who have weapons that legal gun owners can’t get?

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 8:08 AM

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Of course!! How about those conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

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If you took all the “black street thugs” across America who have weapons that legal gun owners can’t get, and put that number next to the number of conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music, it really isn’t equivalent.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock
http://doubleplusundead.com/2012/12/03/an-open-letter-to-bob-costas-and-jason-whitlock/

Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.

Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock. What kept me safe was my Glock and the fact that he knew I had both the ability and the will to empty a clip into his chest if he made good on his statements that if I did not come back, I would not see the next week. He never tried to do any of the things he screamed he would because he knew that not only would I defend myself but that I could. My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.

Let us not beat around the bush, you want to sacrifice my life on the altar of your political beliefs. How dare you? Honestly, who do the two of you think you are to demand that my blood be shed so that you may preen about what wonderful people you are? Why, precisely, are you removing the responsibility for Kasandra Perkins’ murder from Jovan Belcher and placing it on an inanimate object? That is what you are doing, after all. Your position is that absent the gun, Jovan Belcher would not have murdered Kasandra Perkins. What utter rot. It’s not as if, to pick something at random, he could have picked up a knife and slit her throat so violently that she was nearly decapitated. Oh no, that would never ever happen. By focusing on the gun, you are choosing to make Jovan Belcher a mere bystander to his own actions. That is horrific. Jovan Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins. He chose to pull that trigger. He chose to take her life. How dare you attempt to absolve him in even the slightest manner for that crime. He killed her. Not a gun. He did it. No one else.

I will not let you two demand that my blood be shed so that you can sit there and declaim your supposed superior morality to the world. No. You would rather I be dead. That is the logical conclusion of your positions. I will not die for you. No other woman should either.

Alive despite you,

Alexandria

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Sportswriter says NRA the new KKK

…I say…s h o o t him!
HotLips & turdfreeorpee

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Of course!! How about those conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Are you REALLY going to stick with that?

Prove to me the shooter is a Conservative. Far as I know, politics didn’t get into the issue.

Are you REALLY going to try that around here?

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

This same story could happen three times a week in dozens of cities but just involve people you’ve never heard of, and you know what? You’d never hear of it. Just another small item on the local police blotter.

But plug in a member of the National Felon’s League, and whoa, we’ve got ourselves an IMPORTANT ISSUE.

Galtian on December 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

And that’s the sad reality of gun violence in America. I don’t care how many guns a law abiding citizen has in their house. I only care about eliminating gun access to thugs and deranged people who run around shooting innocent people.

The NRA which unfortunately has lobbied against any decent gun control measure needs to embrace stiff penalties for those caught carrying illegal weapons. We need to lock up these thugs and their sellers for 30 years.
If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

If you took all the “black street thugs” across America who have weapons that legal gun owners can’t get, and put that number next to the number of conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music, it really isn’t equivalent.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Liberals need to reach and expand, seeking always to join unrelated events.

They call that ‘thinking outside the box’

But it would be nice if, for once, they actually paused long enough to truly think.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Guess what ignorant patriot?

There is no such thing as a “gun license”

I bet you are all for showing id at the voting booth though…right patriot?

You are the dumbest person ever to haul their mass to a keyboard and mash their inanities into it.

I feel sorry for your family.

tom daschle concerned on December 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I only care about eliminating gun access to thugs and deranged people who run around shooting innocent people

How about eliminating the thugs and deranged people first?

sentinelrules on December 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

He antagonizes to get responses he wants to ‘prove’ his case. Then he ‘wins’ proof and bragging rights among other liberals at the coffee shop.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

LibfreeorDeathToMediaHacks at the coffee shop: “So, yeah. I completely shut the Rethuglicans argument down, *AGAIN* and proved each and every one of them was a bigot and racist *AGAIN*”

Fellow liberal at the coffee shop: “LibfreeorDeathToMediaHacks, Oh … well … done, Girlfriend. Send us a link?”

LibfreeorDeathToMediaHacks at the coffee shop: “Well, hmmm.

NO! NO!

I will not subject you to the racial rants of those ruffians evern though it would be too cool to let you see how I, er, smite them mightily, daily. With my … wit. And keen humor. And, er, knowledge of racism. Sorry, no.”

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

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Thanks for posting that. : )

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Hey maybe these sports guys ought to move to San Bernadino. Their mayor just told everyone to protect themselves. No cops…..Hey costas and whitlock, people with guns protect your freedom to be an arrogant liberal…putz..

crosshugger on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

You know, the NRA would probably support such action.
The resistance would come from those that like to blow the dog whistle.

Jabberwock on December 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM


Galtian on December 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

And that’s the sad reality of gun violence in America. I don’t care how many guns a law abiding citizen has in their house. I only care about eliminating gun access to thugs and deranged people who run around shooting innocent people.

The NRA which unfortunately has lobbied against any decent gun control measure needs to embrace stiff penalties for those caught carrying illegal weapons. We need to lock up these thugs and their sellers for 30 years.
If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Are you aware of the fact that by definition, Criminals Don’t Obey the Law?

Are you really going to advocate that the people have to be granted permission by the government to exercise their God given rights?

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

The NRA which unfortunately has lobbied against any decent gun control measure needs to embrace stiff penalties for those caught carrying illegal weapons.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Uh….no they haven’t.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Exactly what is a…unlicensed person? I do not need a license to purchase a gun, only a permit to conseal carry if that is my intent.

SHARPTOOTH on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

And that’s the sad reality of gun violence in America. I don’t care how many guns a law abiding citizen has in their house. I only care about eliminating gun access to thugs and deranged people who run around shooting innocent people.

The NRA which unfortunately has lobbied against any decent gun control measure needs to embrace stiff penalties for those caught carrying illegal weapons. We need to lock up these thugs and their sellers for 30 years.
If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

You’re full of shit.

You want legal gun owners to have their firearms taken first, foremost, and always. You don’t really want a damned thing done about illegal guns. You would be first to scream, “Illegal search and seizure!” if cops swept a neighborhood to take away illegal guns.

Who the frack do you think you’re kidding?

Pffft!

Honest liberals are tolerable. But libs like YOU are what gives liberalism a bad name.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

If you sell your car to an alcoholic and they kill someone on the highway while DUI, you should be charged with the same crime as that person.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM


Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

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Thanks for posting that. : )

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Please pass that around – it’s a fine counterbalance to the tripe spouted by the likes of Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock.

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM

If you give birth or father a person and they murder somebody, the parent should be charged with the same crime as the person./HotAirLib

sentinelrules on December 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

That’s about right. I used to be very liberal, so I know the breed well.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Costas is apparently going to expand this meme this Sunday to include ropes, knives, alcohol, and Christianity.

williampeck1958 on December 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM

The NRA which unfortunately has lobbied against any decent gun control measure needs to embrace stiff penalties for those caught carrying illegal weapons.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

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Uh….no they haven’t.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

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No they haven’t, and yes they do.

But enforcing penalties on those carrying illegal guns is racist.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM

If you sell weapons to Mexican drug gangs who end up killing American cops you should be charged with….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What am I saying? Bishop you stupid racist.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM

If you give birth or father a person and they murder somebody, the parent should be charged with the same crime as the person./HotAirLib

sentinelrules on December 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM

If you resusitate a criminal after a horrible accident, you should be charged with every crime they commit thereafter.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

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Please pass that around – it’s a fine counterbalance to the tripe spouted by the likes of Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock.

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM

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If only Nicole Brown Simpson had been armed and practiced . . . . .

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:19 AM

If you sell weapons to Mexican drug gangs who end up killing American cops you should be charged with….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What am I saying? Bishop you stupid racist.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Mother loving thread winner!

HotAirLib, everyone in the obama administration charged with murder.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Turns out that Jovan Belcher, the NFL player who shot his girlfriend, then himself, was a thug from age 12:

Read more: http://www.schnittshow.com/player/?mid=22679872#ixzz2E5DlHIN9

So it wasn’t the gun that was to blame. Belcher was just an evil guy.

Tantor on December 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

. . . . . . What am I saying? Bishop you stupid racist.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM

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Yeah, knock it off. : )

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

You know, Costas & Whitlock, that originally gun control was designed to disarm blacks, that Planned Parenthood’s Sanger especially wanted to abort black babies, and most of the drug laws were originally designed to proscribe use by blacks, as they were felt to be sexual predators when high.

This infantilization of blacks by you and your ilk now and historically has done far more damage than the KKK ever did.

trl on December 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM


If you sell a gun to an unlicensed person and that person uses that gun to kill innocent people, you need to be charged for the same crime as that person.

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Exactly what is a…unlicensed person? I do not need a license to purchase a gun, only a permit to conseal carry if that is my intent.

SHARPTOOTH on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Understand that this is how the gun grabbers want to execute their plan to disarm the law-abiding.

We want them registered – Nancy Pelosi

A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie. – Lenin

One of their first steps is to require the people to get permission from the government to protect themselves From the government.

Then their next step is to simply withdraw that permission.

Part of HotAirLib’s agenda is to require permission from the government to do what you want with your property and to place tight and ever increasing controls on said property.

Aside from whence the firearms are warehoused, registration is the same thing as Confiscation.

Never forget that.

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Belcher was just an evil guy.

Tantor on December 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

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I won’t call him “evil”, but he was beyond self control, and discipline.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Since I am not a licensed proctologist, I cannot comment on Bob Costas’s remarks.

Scriptor on December 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Do you know that you are “stuck on stupid”?

cozmo on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The big picture: Whitlock could care less about guns and the actual incident. His attempt to link the NRA to the KKK is just the latest example of afrocentricity that has been allowed to flourish under the great divider Obama. The continued demonization of whites is all that matters……cue up Rev. Wright….the race wars are a comin’

dmann on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

HAL–you’re as stupid and silly in your partisanship as is libfree.

You both spew the common and expected lines, yet neither of you are capable of persuading anyone to follow you. While it’s true we many regard liberalism as a failure, you two fail even your own lame cause.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM


If only Nicole Brown Simpson had been armed and practiced . . . . .

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:19 AM


We can only guess what would have happened IF OJ Simpson didn’t have a gun that fateful night…

Colbyjack on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

If you sell your car to an alcoholic and they kill someone on the highway while DUI, you should be charged with the same crime as that person.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Great comment Jason, ala Jesse Jackson (race baiter), ala “Big” Al Sharpton (race baiter). But see Jason you pale in comparison because you didn’t chant that nortorious chant “Hey hey, ho ho…blah blah blah has got to go”, Now repeat after me….Hey, ho ho… C’mon everybody now, hey hey, ho ho

jake49 on December 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM

oops, missing a blah, dang I have no rhythm.

jake49 on December 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

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Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

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Doesn’t matter what they’re made for. It’s how they misused.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

They kill many more people than guns do. They’re my pet cross to bear. We need tougher car laws. All reasonable people should agree. As a matter of fact, I don’t think you should even be able to transport alcohol in a privately owned vehicle.

As a matter of fact, let’s outlaw all alcohol even if the person is a responsible user.

We just can’t take that chance.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Remember, two cities with the strictest gun control laws have the highest crime rates. DC used be the same, but when gun control laws were removed, the crime rate plunged.

The 31 states that have “shall issue” laws allowing private citizens to carry concealed weapons have, on average, a 24% lower violent crime rate, a 19% lower murder rate, and a 39% lower robbery rate than states that forbid concealed weapons. States with concealed weapon laws allowing the law-abiding to carry experience much less of the kind of crime that happened Saturday in Kansas City than states which do not allow concealed carry laws. HT: MahaRushie

petefrt on December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Its a tool stupid, just like any firearm.

cozmo on December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

They do in fact kill more people than guns do.

sharrukin on December 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

No, they are made to protect people from being killed.

Henceforth you will be known as Slimer. Stupid bag of goo that just messes stuff up.

tom daschle concerned on December 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

You talked about licensing, not intent.

But your supposition that deer are now “people” is disturbing.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Since I am not a licensed proctologist, I cannot comment on Bob Costas’s remarks.

Scriptor on December 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM

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Runner-up ! : )

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I give up,

libfreeordie on December 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Exactly.

Kenosha Kid on December 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Huh??? WTF?? Are cars made to kill people now?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

An idiot question, typed by an idiot.

You know what the man meant, but you have to be a jerk about it all.

What is so wrong with you, that you can’t have a discussion with common regular folk? And don’t try telling us you can’t, because we’re here.

YOU, on the other hand, are a smug pompous liberal who thinks it’s somehow fun to be in a place and among people you hate.

You may think yourself unique, cutting edge. Really, though, your typical textbook cookie-cutter liberal. You’re nothing new, nothing outside our experience. As a matter of fact, we have handily dismissed liberals far better than you.

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

From what I have learned the man’s life was a complete wreck. Where were his friends and family?

SC.Charlie on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM

HotAirLib, fess up. You’re libfreeordie, right?

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I give up,

libfreeordie on December 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM

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Exactly.

Kenosha Kid on December 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

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I wish that was speaking for all liberals.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

They demonize anyone who doesnt agree with them using the vilest rhetoric possible. Theyve taken over education and healthcare. They dont trust us to make our own decisions. They can tell you what to eat, how your money is better spent and how to raise your children. Is there any doubt after fast and furious that gun laws are next in line to achieve their progressive utopia. They of course will exempt themselves.

ldbgcoleman on December 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

The dude spent his last night in this life boozing it up with another woman. There were bad thoughts swimming around in his head before the crime.

Bishop on December 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

From what I have learned the man’s life was a complete wreck. Where were his friends and family?

SC.Charlie on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM

From what the guy on The Schnitt Show was saying, running for the hills or in the witness protection program.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

From what I have learned the man’s life was a complete wreck. Where were his friends and family?

SC.Charlie on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM

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Not being sarcastic here; did he have any?

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Speaking of racism and guns.

Fort Hood shooting: Judge who ordered Maj. Nidal Hasan to shave, thrown off case

CorporatePiggy on December 4, 2012 at 9:38 AM

When in doubt, throw the race card out.

MoreLiberty on December 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM

As a matter of fact, I don’t think you should even be able to transport alcohol in a privately owned vehicle.

As a matter of fact, let’s outlaw all alcohol even if the person is a responsible user.

We just can’t take that chance.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Additionally, any and all cellphones that are transported by POV, should be taped to the outside in a clear baggy while the vehicle is in operation.

All kidding aside. There are enough gun laws. In Cumberland County, NC I had to wait exactly three days for a background check and gun permit. The last ones we applied for in Hoke County, NC took two and three weeks respectively for my wife and I. (For a three day wait!)

I follow the law and will not give up my Constitutional rights because of those who don’t. HotAirLibFreeOrDeathToMediaHacks, you’ll never get our guns. You can’t have them.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

CorporatePiggy on December 4, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Clearly a simple case of workplace violence there.
Where’s the racism? Hassan was not white.

Kenosha Kid on December 4, 2012 at 9:42 AM

HotAirLib, fess up. You’re libfreeordie, right?

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Yes?

If you don’t answer, I take that as yes.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM

HotAirLibFreeOrDeathToMediaHacks, you’ll never get our guns. You can’t have them.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

It won’t stop them from trying.

cozmo on December 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM

We imagine that when white conservatives say they are pro-gun, that they really mean “I am pro defending myself against black and brown criminals.” And that they have a visceral negative reaction to black people defending themselves against the police. Am I wrong?

libfreeordie on December 4, 2012 at 8:24 AM

You are the most dangerous kind of racist, a paranoid racist.

Gelsomina on December 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Given how you present yourselves, HAL and libfree, I bet you would starve to death in a soup kitchen.

Idjits…

Liam on December 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Do you really want to go there, Jason Whitlock? Really?

Fine.

Jason Whitlock proposed the idea that you can prove gun culture in America is deleterious to our Liberty by comparing the US to other nations with strict gun laws, and that organizations dedicated to allowing guns in America are inherently racist. Fine.

Let us examine the murder rates of European nations with strong gun laws. And then, let us examine the murder rates in the US. And then, let us examine both, eliminating one variable; murders committed by people of African descent.

Now. Who wants to bet that the presence of guns is the variable more likely to explain the disparity in homicide rates across the two data sets? And who wants to bet that the presence of people of African descent is more likely to explain said disparity?

Is this where you want this conversation to go, Jason Whitlock? Because you won’t like where it ends up…

JohnGalt23 on December 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

What THESE liberal sportscaster don’t realize is, the more people they insult the less people watch/read them.
I stopped watch the NFL about 4 yrs ago, can’t stand what liberals have done to the sport.
I really don’t watch anything on NBC and it’s for reasons like Sunday Night.

mmcnamer1 on December 4, 2012 at 10:02 AM

libfreeordie on December 4, 2012 at 8:24 AM

You are the most dangerous kind of racist, a paranoid racist.

Gelsomina on December 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Exactly.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I give up,

libfreeordie on December 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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Exactly.

Kenosha Kid on December 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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I wish that was speaking for all liberals.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

…you have too nitwit!…you can’t answer to your talking points…that’s why you disappear after you have sh!t everywhere…

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Is this where you want this conversation to go, Jason Whitlock? Because you won’t like where it ends up…

JohnGalt23 on December 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Liberals have lost the argument on guns and they know it. The next step is executive order, UN treaty, or likely both to ram prohibition through.

roy_batty on December 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Jason Whitlock, Bob Costas and Roland Martin = simple solution for simple minds.

GarandFan on December 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Liberals have lost the argument on guns and they know it. The next step is executive order, UN treaty, or likely both to ram prohibition through.

roy_batty on December 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

It is worth reminding state legislatures that Executive Orders do not bear the force of laws…

CorporatePiggy on December 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Jovan Belcher thinks the NRA is the new KKK because they gives black people guns so they can kill themselves, or something. Seems like if you’re going to follow that train of thought, Planned Parenthood is a better candidate for the new KKK since they provide abortions to black people so they can kill themselves. Guns can save lives or take them, but abortion always kills.

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.

Wow, I haven’t seen that much projection since I went to an IMAX theater. Because, you see, Mr. Belcher is a liberal, and therefore more human and caring than non-liberals. Mr. Belcher lacks the self-control to own a gun without worrying about it turning him into a homicidal maniac. And if Mr. Belcher lacks that self-control, of course everyone else must necessarily be less likely to be able to resist their inner demons than a human and caring liberal like him.

And yet it’s the conservatives that are bigoted?

Socratease on December 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM

JohnGalt23 on December 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Liberals have lost the argument on guns and they know it. The next step is executive order, UN treaty, or likely both to ram prohibition through.

roy_batty on December 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

As many of us have said in the past, that’s when the game changes. And to repeat JohnGalt23, they won’t like where it goes.

hawkdriver on December 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM

As with most pampered knee jerkers, they often condemn that which they benefit from – and would curl up in a ball, sobbing, if left undefended from potential danger.

Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

locomotivebreath1901 on December 4, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Of course!! How about those conservatives across American who go around shooting defenseless black kids in their cars for playing loud music?

HotAirLib on December 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

You really believe idiocy like this don’t you? Instead of actually LISTENING to the news where you find out that crime is most often black on black crime and then next black in white crime.. with white on black crime in the FAR DISTANT, you just decided it was all those evil conservatives.

Truly you are pathetic.

Noelie on December 4, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Here is the skinny. I grew up with Jason Whitlock. I knew him having played football with him (Jeff George was our quarterback). He was a year ahead of us at Stonybrook JH and Warren Central HS. He grew up without racism, conflict or poverty. We were a middle class community with a pretty good school system and a representative cross section of races in eastern Indianapolis suburbs. He was an ok guy with moderate intelligence who never really faced any controversies he didn’t create.

What is really tragic and somewhat despicable is that for the past 15 years or so he has decided to morph into a race-baiter akin to JJJR and Rev Al. It’s how he makes his money. Having never actually experienced any real racial issues of his own makes what he peddles even more repulsive.

Remember to read his “pieces” through the prism of truth about JW. He is just another snake oil salesman. Ironically, he wrote a good piece about the black quarterback culture which puts those average quarterbacks into untouchable protective bubbles (see Rush) of which they ALWAYS burst and crash. JW doesn’t understand (or maybe he does which is worse) that HE is the beneficiary of the same favoritism and untouchable status from the politically correct media complex based entirely on his color, not his mediocre talent.

Read your own work Jason. Learn it. You already live it.

Brian_AL on December 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

“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].”

Yep, that’s what the KKK was all about: arming black people and forcing them to do drugs.

Seriously, the Democrat Party has not evolved one tiny bit — in either its morality or its reasoning skills — in the past 150 years.

logis on December 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Believing something doesn’t make it true. The KKK was against the broader distribution of drugs, and in fact actively fought to have tighter gun laws passed. Because you know who benefits from having guns legally? People who might otherwise be intimidated, raped, murdered or lynched.

Here’s a little story:
http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=5122

Ask Nicole Simpson whether a gun is necessary for violent crime.

hawksruleva on December 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM

As with most pampered knee jerkers, they often condemn that which they benefit from – and would curl up in a ball, sobbing, if left undefended from potential danger.

Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

locomotivebreath1901 on December 4, 2012 at 10:20 AM

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I’ll give Rosie O’Donnell the following credit; she pays for her own security out of her own pocket.

Does Bob Costas do that?

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The racism card for every societal woe is been beat to death. The shark was jumped long ago. While it is easy to laugh at idiots like Jason Whitlock it just means we continue to ignore the root causes of black on black crime that stems from the failed war on poverty that has destroyed black families and government dependence that they vote for every election. Until people are able to dismiss the racisim non sense spouted off by real racists like Whitlock and addreSs the real problems nothing is going to change. It is really quite disgusting and sophmoric to see the God given right to owning a gun being blamed for a senseless tragedy that has nothing to do with guns.

Ellis on December 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM

KKK, that’s racist right? Well unlike Obama I didn’t spend 20 years in a screaming, racist church.
The main thing that defines leftists today is their uncontrolled hate, worse than ever.

arand on December 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM

The one thing that Liberals seem do on a consistent basis is jump the gun. So to speak. When they are quick to blame, they usually have to eat it. Not with the relish I would like but almost always a walk back. This man they are portraying as a victim has a past and people are going to speak ill (truth) of the dead. Don’t look now, but football is soon going to eat its own. How many parents are going to let their kids play a game when the profession sector of the sport deems it dangerous both physically and mentally? In a world of bicycle helmets and car seats until age nine and amusement park ride restrictions, can inflatable Michelin Man suits be far behind. I hope y’all like soccer. A lot.

Cindy Munford on December 4, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Liberals really to to crazy lengths to try and push the blame anywhere else than where it belongs. “It’s the guns.” “It’s the drugs.” “it’s the rich.”

Sorry, it’s the “caring” libs and their policy of removing the father from the inner city family and replacing him with Uncle Sam.

reaganaut on December 4, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Ellis on December 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Obviously it hasn’t been beat to death nor jumped the shark if it is still used daily with great effect. It and the people who deploy it are impervious to irony or embarrassment.

Cindy Munford on December 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Libfree is right about one thing…many conservatives do arm themselves for protection from Black and Brown crime. Why? Because the majority of murders in the US are perpetrated by young black men. Less than 2-3% of the population. And other violent crime? Don’t get me started.

As someone else said above, Blacks need to clean up their own cultural issues.

BierManVA on December 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM

The racism card for every societal woe is been beat to death . . . . .

. . . . . It is really quite disgusting and sophmoric to see the God given right to owning a gun being blamed for a senseless tragedy that has nothing to do with guns.

Ellis on December 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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Our (meaning all of us) local liberal “neighbors” and other associates, are true, lazy idiots. They honestly believe that by disarming all of us, their local neighborhood will be safer.

But our local middle-class liberals aren’t the people driving the anti-Second Amendment movement.

Mike Gorbachev, Maurice Strong, and George Soros are.

They know it doesn’t make our neighborhoods safer, but why should they care?
They have a greater agenda to achieve, and a well armed middle-class America stands in their way.

listens2glenn on December 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM

The reason that comments like this from Whitlock about the KKK provoke baffled surprise among conservatives is that conservatives don’t understand how sincerely these comments are intended. Rush made this same mistake in his analysis on yesterday’s show, claiming that Whitlock was just looking for attention.

Conservatives believe that shouting out “racism” is just a cynical ploy used by liberals in order to deflect valid criticism from conservatives on various substantive issues. For example, if Newt talks about food stamps, liberals will reliably yell “racist!” as a way of changing the subject. It’s just been assumed that this was simply a clever tactic used by liberals to distract the public.

Not so. Liberal-fascism has become a full-blown religion and at the heart of it are enthusiastic convictions concerning tribalism and the evil known as “racism.” According to this modern religion, we all need to join together into the great utopian Borg collective and only in that way can we can find salvation. That’s why Spielberg–who is so good in following politically correct trends–jumped on the bandwagon and made a picture about Lincoln. Lincoln is the closest thing liberals have to a heroic religious figure from the past. He’s comparable to Richard the Lionhearted who went off and slaughtered Muslims for the good of Christendom.

Annoying accusations of racism aren’t going to disappear simply because the election has passed, because they amount to more than just tactics.

Burke on December 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM

As someone else said above, Blacks need to clean up their own cultural issues.

BierManVA on December 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM

That’s true, but the black community suffers from liberal policies more than any other group in society. Because of liberalism, young black men have no obligation to take care of the children they father, young women believe they can raise babies on their own, and children grow up without adequate supervision. Then they go to school, where they learn that society’s faults are an excuse for poor behavior. And liberal society rejects the church’s message, which was a strong source of moral guidance in the black community. Government aid allows blacks to live a meager existence, which they can only supplement by turning to crime because liberal policies have eliminated entry-level jobs.

So yes, blacks need to clean up their issues, but we need to help blacks by pointing out there’s a better way.

hawksruleva on December 4, 2012 at 11:08 AM

That’s why Spielberg–who is so good in following politically correct trends–jumped on the bandwagon and made a picture about Lincoln. Lincoln is the closest thing liberals have to a heroic religious figure from the past. He’s comparable to Richard the Lionhearted who went off and slaughtered Muslims for the good of Christendom.

Annoying accusations of racism aren’t going to disappear simply because the election has passed, because they amount to more than just tactics.

Burke on December 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Which is funny, because Lincoln was a Republican. And the GOP has fought against racism for its entire existence. But we never seem to tell that story. Somehow we abandoned the fight for free black people to succeed, in favor of defending the right of rich people to have low taxes.

hawksruleva on December 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM

It is very common in America to blame others and not bring personal responsibility into the picture. For a very long time the cry has been: just do this or abolish that.

Schumpeter made the point: Observe how supreme art here succeeds in weaving together those extra-rational cravings which receding religion had left running about like masterless dogs….

I wonder when people will stop this libido for manipulation?

Denver Bob on December 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Marriages causes more deaths than guns…let’s outlaw marriages.

Men/women relationships cause more deaths than guns…let’s outlaw those.

Drinking cause more deaths…

Gambling cause more deaths…

but most of all…stupidity causes more death, and these journalists just added to that.

right2bright on December 4, 2012 at 11:13 AM

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