NBA coach Steve Kerr illustrates just how deeply ignorant most gun control advocates are
Speaking this week on a podcast hosted by San Jose Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami, Kerr made an impassioned plea for gun control.
“I just have to get this off my chest,” Kerr said “Our government is insane. We are insane. And what bugs me is this adherence to the right to bear arms, you know. That was back in 1776. People didn’t own automatic rifles. You had to have a musket in case the Redcoats were coming, the British were coming. And the beautiful thing about the Constitution is they left open amendments to change things because things change over time.
Oh good freaking grief where to start. First off Kerr regurgitates the “automatic weapons” lie. But he also shows his open disdain for self-defense “what bugs me is this adherence to the right to bear arms”. So, it is natural rights that Kerr really despises it would seem. Funny, I would imagine Kerr would stand up and say that freedom of speech is not outdated. But, really Mr.Kerr, did we have podcasts, blogs, 24 news networks, Facebook, or Twitter back in the days of the Founders? I suppose we could make an argument that the Founders never envisioned those mediums either, so, maybe we need to drop our adherence to free expression too? Of course any thinking person would reject such a foolish idea wouldn’t they? Of course they would.
“I kind of think that our forefathers would not have OK’d automatic weapons to be sold to everybody if they existed back then. Let’s have some checks. It’s easier to get a gun than it is to get a driver’s license. It’s insane. And as somebody who’s had a family member shot and killed, it devastates me every time I read about this stuff — like what happened in Orlando — and then it’s even more devastating to see the government just cowing to the NRA and going to this totally outdated Bill Of Rights, right to bear arms. If you want to own a musket, fine, you know, but come on. The rest of the world thinks we’re insane. We are insane.
Wait, we sell automatic weapons to everyone now? And we have no background checks either? In what alternate universe does Kerr reside? One where the Bill of Rights, you know those “outdated” principles are according to Kerr “insane”. It tell you what is truly insane. A buffoon, who is speaking from total ignorance advocating for a destruction of one of our founding principles. Mr. Kerr should take a wee bit of time, do some research. He will find that Americas homicide rate, and violent crime rates are dropping, and have been for twenty plus years, even as the number of privately owned firearms has gone up and up. Yes, even as millions and millions of Americans carry concealed firearms for self-defense, the number of accidental firearm deaths, violent crime, homicides have fallen, and continue to fall.
And an odd thing about Kerr’s rant is this. He mentions a family member killed by a gun. But he fails to mention that his father was killed by an Islamic terrorist, in Lebanon.
The gun-control issue hits home for Kerr because in 1984, as he alludes to above, his father was shot twice in the back of the head and killed by members of the Islamic Jihad while serving as the president of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Hmmm, maybe it is just me, but why isn’t Kerr speaking out about Islamic terrorism? Why is he blaming our Bill of Rights for the actions of Jihadists in Lebanon? Why? Because Kerr is a typical member of the Cult of Gun Control. He is a non-thinking, emotionally driven loud mouth ranting and raving out of complete ignorance. An uniformed man who has no grasp of reality, and no appreciation for natural rights. He is a perfect example of how foolish otherwise successful, talented people can be. This is what we get when we eliminate critical thinking from our education system. Most of all he is a useful idiot for those that would strip away every liberty we have and, yes, Mr. Kerr that would include your right to speak.