10 December, 2012
Football fans, of which I am one, have had different reactions to the murder/suicide of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Unquestionably, this is a terrible tragedy; and fans, friends, and family are crying, questioning, and dealing with anger or various forms of depression.
I knew that sooner rather than later, folks with the agenda of controlling or banning guns from private citizens would seize upon this occasion to promote their selling points. They do so after every high profile shooting: like the high school in Columbine, Colorado; Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado; or the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.