OWENS: NBA Vows to Push Gun Control On Fans

OWENS: NBA Vows to Push Gun Control On Fans

OWENS: NBA Vows to Push Gun Control On Fans

Gun ownership has hit record highs in the United States at the precise moment that per-capita firearms homicides are the lowest they’ve ever been in recorded history.

What a brilliant time for the National Basketball Association to stick it to their fan base by jumping on board for a gun control campaign with Michael Bloomberg’s often-discredited Everytown for Gun Safety.

The National Basketball Association, alarmed by the death toll from shootings across the country, is stepping directly into the polarizing debate over guns, regulation and the Second Amendment with an unusual advertising campaign in partnership with one of the nation’s most aggressive advocates of stricter limits on firearm sales.

In a move with little precedent in professional sports, the N.B.A. is putting the weight of its multibillion-dollar brand and the prestige of its star athletes behind a series of television commercials calling for an end to gun violence.

“Gun violence” is now and has always been a myth, especially the dishonest tally compiled by gun control supporters. They include accidents, suicides, and justifiable homicides (self-defense shootings) to inflate a figure than should only include criminal homicides a whopping 375%.

The NBA’s decision to push Everytown’s dishonest propaganda is especially obnoxious when we consider how armed citizens in NBA cities such as Detroit have answered the call of law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons to thwart crime.


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