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June 28, 2016

Oh Look! Another Know-Nothing Sports Figure Demonstrates That He Does, Indeed, Know Nothing [CBD]

I am an absolutist when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. I am even uncomfortable with felons who have served their time being denied the ability to defend themselves. And yes, that is a contentious topic that can be discussed rationally. Just like other parts of gun control can be discussed with well-meaning opponents of the 2nd Amendment. I know, I know, they don't exist....but they really do. I have had discussions with knowledgeable people who are willing to consider my viewpoint, but simply disagree.

And that is fine.

But people like Steve Kerr, who are profoundly ignorant of even the most basic facts about guns are incapable of having rational and reasoned discussions, and he clearly demonstrates his abject, blinding stupidity here. Warriors coach Steve Kerr on gun control: 'Our government is insane'

When 90 percent of our country wants background checks on gun purchases and we've got our senate and our house not only voting it down but using the Bill of Rights as a reason for people to have rights to carry these automatic weapons, and we're getting people murdered every day at an alarming rate.

I'm shocked...SHOCKED...that our congress is referring to the founding documents when they protect our rights. I honestly have no idea why they didn't just pick up the phone and call Steve Kerr...he clearly has a handle on the issue, and we should all be grateful that he not only is a great coach, but he knows the Constitution too! My God...the man coached the Warriors to a record-breaking regular season and then took that incredible momentum into the play-offs....and got his ass kicked by an inferior team.

Yeah....Steve Kerr got out-coached. So his intellect is clearly not top-notch, especially when all he had to do was run an offense a little bit more sophisticated than playground basketball. But he couldn't even do that, and we are supposed to take him seriously as a critic of our basic rights?

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. Itís 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.

So, in Steve -- The Super Genius -- Kerr's world, there are no background checks, we can purchase automatic weapons, the government is subservient to the NRA, and the rest of the world thinks we are nuts.

Sounds great. Where do I sign up for that America?

But I do love the "totally outdated Bill of Rights" comment. I wonder if he even knows what's in them?

However, all of this is okay, because he has an excuse. His father, Malcolm Kerr, was the president of the American University of Beirut, until he was murdered in 1984, possibly by terrorists from Islamic jihad.

Why this absolves him of the responsibility to think before he speaks is unclear to me, especially because it is a terrorist shooting (Orlando) that was the catalyst for his outburst. Perhaps if Kerr would consider his anti-gun stance in a more calm and dispassionate light he would realize that there are powerful arguments to be made for citizens being armed with exactly the weapons that terrorists seem to favor. Emotional outbursts are fine when fighting with your girlfriend before the prom, but grown men with bully-pulpits should show a little more rationality and a little less tearful theatrics.

This kind of ignorant opinion doesn't surprise me, but what does irritate me is the slack-jawed acceptance of everything that Kerr said by the writers of this and other articles about this hysterical SJW. Maybe a little fact-checking would be in order, but they are too busy checking for Trump's parking tickets from 1973.

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