In the aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs’ shooting tragedy, a Fox Sports commentator called the NRA the new Ku Klux Klan in an anti-gun statement.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Since last weekend's murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher, the issue of gun control has been brought back into the forefront of commentary. According to an article on Examiner.com, NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas was the first to be criticized by gun rights advocates for his diatribe against gun ownership during halftime at a Cowboys-Eagles. But a Saturday column by Fox Sports commentator Jason Whitlock, that Costas used as a piece of reference, went much further. And it didn’t end there. Whitlock backed it up going on to call the National Rifle Association “the new KKK" (Ku Klux Klan). “I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture,” Whitlock …
Some say it shows the need for more gun control, others say it highlights the dirty little secret of head injuries in the NFL, and yet others say it puts a spotlight on domestic violence. What do you think the biggest lesson is?
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed the mother of his child and later himself this past Saturday morning. Proponents of gun control immediately cited it as another reason for stricter gun control. Strong Second Amendment supporters were quick to point out some of the other issues involved. This story in The Huffington Post talks about head injuries in the NFL and this one in The Washington Times talks about previous reports of domestic violence. Women are often the targets of domestic violence as well as the most vocal activists to help prevent it, but here in Atlanta, Men Stopping Violence helps stop the abusive cycle as well. Maybe it'll turn out that concussions, or traumatic brain injury, played some role in …