That’s Right Nate

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NBA Star Arenas Crusades for Gun Owner Rights

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For years, residents of Washington, DC have lived with an oppressive city government that has steadfastly denied the city’s residents their most precious right of all–The right to bear arms.   Gun owners who wanted to peacefully enjoy their right to hunt or shoot at targets in the city have forever been penalized because of the overreaction of the government to the city’s criminal element.   The honest residents of Washington have had to suffer this ridiculous oppression while they waited for somebody to stand forward and challenge this unjust law.

Much like a modern day Rosa Parks, NBA Star basketball player Gilbert Arenas stood forward to say, “I will not sit on the back of the bus and I will not ride the bus without my gun.”   Like all who stand up to oppression, Arenas has been persecuted for stepping forward.   There is some disagreement about exactly what happened, but it is clear that Arenas was storing 4 handguns in his locker.   After a disagreement over gambling debts, Arenas jokingly entered into gun play with teammate Javaris Crittendon.

Did the NBA praise Gilbert Arenas for standing up to an unjust law?  No!  Did the NBA laugh at Arenas’ clowning around?  No! What the NBA did was to side with the man and call Arenas unfit to be on a basketball court.  “The possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern.

I’m sorry, but he is a basketball player.  He works in a basketball arena.   Where is he supposed to keep the guns he doesn’t keep at home?  In his car?  The NBA would probably have a problem with that too.   I applaud Gilbert Arenas for his courageous stand on behalf of millions of other law abiding gun owners, who wish the right to engage in some harmless gun play at work.   If only the NBA could be made to understand just how wrong they are here.


Written by thatsrightnate

January 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm

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  1. I know, right? The NBA just wants to perpetuate the stereotype of left wing liberalism in their ranks.


    January 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  2. Thanks for seeing the truth beyond the headline Anne


    January 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm

  3. Nate, you make me laugh every time I read your articles and comments. Thanks for bringing some humor into this world. Or for coaxing it out of the unrelenting sanctimonious and self righteous a$$hat situations. Whenever I need a lift (oops—almost typed “life” instead of “lift”!), I turn to you.


    January 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm

  4. I’m always here for those who need a lift or a life. Thanks for posting.


    January 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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