Why Sports Writers Shouldn’t Talk About Guns And Gun Policy
By Tom Knighton
Do you know what football has in common with the Second Amendment? Practically nothing.
However, that didn’t seem to stop sports writer Dennis Dodd from deciding he needed to talk about campus carry. After all, some people who are on campuses play football and stuff. Or something.
In the process, Dodd shows precisely why he has no business talking about gun policy.
Let’s start with the quote he opens up his column with:
Bob Harkins knows a little bit about the mental, social and philosophical impact of carrying a weapon. The University of Texas’ associate vice president, campus safety and security trudged up infamous Hamburger Hill in the bloody 1969 battle that cost 72 American lives during the Vietnam War.
“I spent 27 years in the Army,” Harkins said. “I put a round in the chamber when I was fixing to kill somebody. I didn’t walk around even in a war zone with a round in my chamber.”
First, I’m not quite sure I buy that. He spent 27 years in the Army and did at least one tour in Vietnam, and never walked around with a round in the chamber?
Second, so what? The military isn’t a private citizen exercising his Second Amendment rights and …Read the Rest
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