“If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today.” These words were written in a column by sports writer Jason Whitlock and parrotted by the not usually obtuse and asinine Bob Costas. More idiotic words I have not heard during a football game, and I’ve listened to John Madden obfuscate. The fact that Costas went ahead and barfed these words into the national conversation during the half time show of a nationally televised football game during God Bless America was nothing more than a political stunt. A leftist, liberty hating ploy to drum up the narrative for gun control yet again. It was the, See guns do kill people moment. Never mind that in Chicago alone 450 people have been murdered this year, how is that any different from this one murder-suicide. Are we so desensitized to violence we only notice it when it is someone famous? I would hope not.
Here is the thing. If Jovan Belcher wanted to kill and commit suicide he did not need a gun to commit the crime. Here was a gigantic 25-year-old man. He could have bludgeoned, stabbed, choked, beat, etc. her and then taken his own life. A gun was not responsible for this crime, a man was.
In fact, a gun has never killed anyone. If I were to walk into a room and put a loaded gun onto the table, would anyone run in fear that the gun might take it upon itself to start murdering people? No, it would take the outside influence of a person to pick up that gun and use it in a manner wholly despicable to society. The gun is an inanimate object. In the whole history of man a gun has never decided to maliciously take a life without an outside force acting on it. But wait, you say the gun makes murder more convenient. Well certainly, but does not a car make travel more convenient? How many people are killed each year because of irresponsible drivers and people who fail to use the car in the fashion it was designed for? Yeah, a freaking lot. Despite this, there is no serious campaign to ban the automobile and it isn’t even a Constitutionally protected right.
Inanimate objects do not kill people, these things are merely the vessels by which individuals kill people. Fire, the most animate of inanimate objects has been used to permanently solve more domestic issues than guns have over the years, and yet no one rips on matches and gasoline despite the fact that arson is a favorite tool of murderers. Then again, it is only the gun that are evil and not other objects, guns after all apparently kill people. I suppose if objects did kill people then O.J. could have used the, it wasn’t me, it was the knife defense in the trial over the death of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend. Oh, everyone wants to forget that football murder all of a sudden don’t they. It doesn’t jive with the national narrative being thrown out by the main stream liberal media does it?
Jovan Belcher F$%^ed up. He decided to end someone’s life and then end his own. Over what, we don’t know right now and may never know. Maybe he could have gotten some help, maybe had he confided his fears or pain with someone they would both be alive today. There are a thousand maybes about this, but turning it into a national spectacle to be taken advantage by a political lobby should not have been the end goal of this tragedy. Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never waste a crisis.” Which is the perfect explanation of all liberal thought for the last several decades.
The slavering dogs that they are, they don’t mind using the tragedy of others to advance their narrative. Last Sunday night, Whitlock and Costas were the mouthpiece for their agenda. Shame on both of them, and shame on the NFL to boot for having the game after such an event. There are people here who need serious counseling, but revenue comes first I guess. That and finding an inanimate object to blame for the death of a young woman and her football player boyfriend.