As a Pittsburgher I am a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a 2nd Amendment advocate I am a fan of the right to keep and bear arms. When those two worlds collide, you get James Harrison.
After a short stint away from the team, Harrison has returned to help a injury riddled defense keep it together. I love his no nonsense, hard nosed, old school style of football but I also love his rational, logical and well reasoned stance on the 2nd Amendment.
A few years ago I wrote an article after Bob Costas suffered diarrhea of the mouth and started using televised football games in order to promote his gun hating racist tantrums.
“Even if all those guns were obtained legally, you can’t have 65 guys in their 20′s and 30′s, aggressive young men subject to impulses, without something bad happening,” -Bob Costas
Considering that nigh 70% of the NFL are black, basically Costas is saying that when you get a group of black guys together they can’t help but start shooting each other.
Costas would go on to reveal more than just his racism but also his just utter cowardice by telling Bill O’Reilly that he would prefer to be on the floor of a movie theater in Aurora Colorado being murdered than having a gun.
And when all this was going on, the normally media reclusive Harrison took a stand and started doling out the good old fashioned common sense and logic that liberal gun hating zealots despise.
Statements that Harrison has made regarding firearms:
(In regards to the Aurora shooting) “It’s a big issue as far as what happened and everything, it’s a sad story. But the fact of it being part of the guns…they want to say it’s guns and all this other stuff. It’s ridiculous. He did it. And he alone is responsible for it. It has nothing to do with the guns.”
“Somebody goes out and kills somebody with a knife, you going to blame the knife? Somebody goes out and kills somebody by pushing somebody in front of a train, you going to start cutting off the guy’s arms? You going to start blaming people’s arms now? It’s the person who did it who is responsible.”
“I have my guns. I’m going to keep my guns. I’m going to use my guns responsibly and go from there. It’s not as far as athletes needing guns (for protection). It’s the right to bear firearms. You never know. You may need it for protection. A lot of people like to hunt. And so on and so forth.”
“Everybody has the right to protect themselves. Period.”
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