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Jason Whitlock: The NRA Is The New Ku Klux Klan [Video]

Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock, the Kansas City sports columnist who inspired Bob Costas to go on an anti-gun rant during halftime of Sunday’s Cowboys-Eagles game, decided to add his take on the National Rifle Association to the discourse over gun control. Whitlock, on his Sunday FoxSports.com column, compared the NRA to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and castigated the group for propagating a dangerous street culture that dominates black youths.

Whitlock said:

“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. 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].”

Whitlock addressed the idea that gun ownership in some way preserves a citizen’s liberty or that absolute gun ownership is a right, saying:

“I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer. It just doesn’t. 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.”

The country was shocked this week when Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend with a handgun and then turned the gun on himself, prompting many to question the country’s gun laws.

Watch the video of Bob Costas going on an anti-gun rant during Sunday’s halftime show:

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17 Responses to “Jason Whitlock: The NRA Is The New Ku Klux Klan [Video]”

  1. Ron Clifton

    HEY PEOPLE–IF HE DIDn't HAVE A GUN–HE WOULD HAVE USED A KNIFE–U GOIN TO OTULAW THOSE TOO–SO IF U TAKE AWAY MY GUNS–WHO WILL HAVE THEM–HMMMMM–CRIMINALS?–

  2. Ron Clifton

    HEY PEOPLE–IF HE DIDn't HAVE A GUN–HE WOULD HAVE USED A KNIFE–U GOIN TO OTULAW THOSE TOO–SO IF U TAKE AWAY MY GUNS–WHO WILL HAVE THEM–HMMMMM–CRIMINALS?–

  3. Jay Matthews

    The NRA propogates legal, responsible gun ownership, education and training. The hip hop gangsta prison culture propagates the street violence.

  4. Jon Johnstone

    Damn….. Jason just ruined their plans… I would have never thought that the black youth was stupid enough just to give them a couple of guns and they would go around committing genocide… Well played Sir… Well played.

  5. Jack Hunter

    This is almost too ridiculous to comment on. NRA = KKK. Wow, just goes to show the only bag of tricks Mr. Whitlock has is to call people who belong to a certain organization racist. He can't argue his view on guns intelligently needs the race card. Laughable and amazing. Isn't political correctness awesome?

  6. Tim Gmeiner

    you are one stupid SOB its not the guns killing people its the person behind the gun..this football player had alot mores problems then owning a gun..gee maybe he had a head injury from playing football? but mr whitlock you are one stupid son of a bitch…go get jessie jackson to protest all you black folk for all the crimes they commit.

  7. Joseph Burns

    Jason why don't people like you address the real issue of the decline of your culture instead of blaming the gun. I am offended that you compared the NRA to the KKK and you want to blame the NRA. You are the racist here.

  8. John Cullen

    Typical of most blacks today. Refuse to take the blame for THIER culture, they created. The missing father culture. Point the finger at whitey. Look in the mirror Pimp Daddy. Continue to blame because your lame. Your own people sold you out and they still are, Look at Africa, big sucess story, look at Detroit New Orleans, couple more sucesses for black history. Whu is it Mr. Whitlock that Your Culture can't seem to move forward. Again look in the mirror, keep telling yourself and your people that it's not their fault and stay in the culture you have created. Thankfully that great ball player won't father any more problems for us to pay for.

  9. Paul Blain

    Too bad the NRA ISN'T the new KKK…we could lynch Jason Whitlock, the race-card playin' asswipe.

  10. Tim Lamb

    SHUT UP! It is racist like Jason Whitlock who keeps the racial fires burning. Just SHUT UP! A black man killed a black female and now it is the NRA's fault? Really. Move on. Not every single bad event that happens is linked to race. Sometime people do unbelievable things for no reason other than they are EVIL. PS….Have they ever found the gun OJ used to kill Nichole and Ron? Oh wait, he used a knife. I say blame it on the National Cutlery Association! They sell knives to black males who kill other blacks. Probably use knives to steal drugs too! I for one am SICK OF IT!

  11. Travis Grizzard

    Mr. Jason Whitlock, let's see if I understand you, you claim that Blacks are too criminal minded and irresponsible to own guns, and that since the NRA promotes EQUAL RIGHTS, the NRA is the new version of a group which has for over a century and a half claimed that blacks are too criminal minded and irresponsible to own guns.

  12. Dwight Jenkins

    u need a gun because your a coward and so is your race, u used guns for yrs to kill, rape and steal "FLAT OUT COWARDS" now go get ass shots, shots in your lips, tanning lotion so u can look like beautiful brown people. GOD didn't make you, you are a bad science project thats why u can't stand the sun and need glasses….

  13. Dwight Jenkins

    Instead of buying guns they need to buy some new skin. Peeling all over the place.