john rocker holocaust gun control comments John Rocker: Holocaust wouldn't have happened if the Jews had had gunsFormer professional baseball player John Rocker has never shied away from expressing his opinions. Now in his column for World Net Daily, Rocker takes on the issue of gun control. He writes:

Mr. Obama wants to severely neuter the Second Amendment and disarm the
law-abiding citizens of this nation, a similar act of tyrants throughout
the 20th century such as Stalin, Mao and Hitler. Absolute certainties
are a rare thing in this life, but one I think can be collectively
agreed upon is the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would have never
taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany had the right
to bear arms and defended themselves with those arms.

Rocker goes on to tell the story of a mom defending her house against an intruder by using a firearm, then finishes:

So to that sanctimonious Piers Morgan and those determined to disarm
Americans – and yes, any form of gun control is only the initial first
step toward total gun control – I say read the story coming from the
suburbs of Atlanta and, if possible, allow the notion of why the Second
Amendment is so important to the safety of Americans to circulate
through your closed minds.

Quote of the week: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. – Benjamin Franklin

Just for the record, that quote is not by Benjamin Franklin. It is often misattributed to him. The word “lunch” did not appear in the vernacular for decades after Franklin died.

Either way, what do you think of Rocker’s comments?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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