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John Rocker: Holocaust might not have happened if the Jews had guns

John-Rocker-BravesRemember John Rocker? Sure you do. He’s that nutbag who spent six years in the MLB as a relief pitcher and sprinted out of the bullpen like he had a bottle rocket up his can every time he took the mound. Rocker is best known for making incredibly racist, sexist and homophobic remarks about the city of New York during a 1999 interview with Sports Illustrated. Back in 2008, he made headlines for admitting he used steroids during his career.

And now he’s back — sort of. We usually do our best to avoid giving attention to guys who are seemingly desperate for it like Rocker, but his recent view on gun control is too ridiculous to ignore. In his column for the conservative political site World Net Daily, Rocker posed the question of whether or not the Holocaust could have been avoided with looser gun control.

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.

Fortunately, we have people in sports like Jim Boeheim who can present a logical argument about an important issue like gun control, whether you agree with his stance or not. Rocker, on the other hand, could probably best serve the world from a padded room.

H/T Off the Bench



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  • vinny

    WAAAAAAAAA. What’s your leftist point? He’s right….but unfortunately Hitler banned guns right before he sent the Jews to the camps. Obama is attempting to ban guns too before he imposes his socialism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CXGQOBBII4ZJUGSKDFN25ZRKKM Mike

    He is absolutely correct.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CXGQOBBII4ZJUGSKDFN25ZRKKM Mike

    The author of this article must hate Jews. They were defenseless.
    The year after guns were banned from ordinary citizens in Australia, gun-related crimes INCREASED 400%. Gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about CONTROL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAE5DUEFSAYVBPYQCDAF56JZLQ redeye

    John Rocker is absolutely right…………..once we got rid of the leftist government in Canada the long gun registry was sacked………………thank you Steven Harper!………screw the lefties ………all they want is total control without repercussions!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6LGP62YWK3UYKGPU7A73TKFHAA Michael

    never met a man who stared down the barrel of a gun and continued his thoughts of inflicting harm on others.
    had the brown shirts and ss thugs been met with shotguns,rather than meek compliance;things would have been different.
    pogams against minorities were a way of life in europe , until the end of the second world war. ww1 saw albanians,serbs and croats massacred.concentration camps came into being.
    as more countries caved into hitler and stalin more brutality followed. ever hear of the finish war and the war on poland brought by both stalin and hitler. let’s talk about the polish forest where some 5,000 polish politicians,military officers and intelligencia were murdered, as nevell chamberlain’s peace in our time document did nothing!!