Comment: Thank you for posting this!!

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Thank you for posting this!!

I absolutely saw this and it bothered the heck out of me. I like Bob Costas a lot and, prior to learning what was *really* going on in this country, I would have agreed with him. For what it's worth, I don't believe Costas has any kind of "government propaganda" agenda. I think he just truly believes society would be better off with stronger gun control. And, heck, in this case if Jovan Belcher didn't have a gun, it's conceivable that his wife *would* be alive today. However, it's also conceivable that maybe she would've been dead via a stab wound (I wonder if Costas would've called for a knife ban!)

But the above is all irrelevant to the much bigger point that the 2nd amendment is there to help protect the people against the tyranny of government. I'll give Whitlock credit for referencing this in his article ( where he says:

I would argue that your rationalizations speak to how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder. We've come to accept our insanity. We'd prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.

How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesn't protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?

Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.

However, I still strongly disagree w/ his assessment that the 2nd amendment threatens our liberty. Taking a step back, I think the even bigger point is that we need to educate the masses (in particular, the intelligent, yet still asleep masses).