SAF Demanding Apology for Jason Whitlock’s ‘NRA is the new KKK’ Comment

SAF Starts Petition Demanding Apology for Jason Whitlock’s “NRA is the new KKK”, from Bob Costas’s Anti-Gun Sunday Night Football Rant.

Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA –-( In response to a recent op-ed by FOX Sports’ columnist Jason Whitlock and a subsequent statement that “I [Whitlock] did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture – I believe the NRA is the new KKK,” SAF has started a petition demanding an immediate and public apology to America’s gun owners.

The petition, captioned “Jason Whitlock, Bob Costas, NBC Sports, FOX Sports, and the NFL: Apologize to America’s millions of law-abiding and peaceful gun owners!”, seeks 100,000+ pro-Second Amendment signers.

During the halftime segment of the NFL’s December 2 Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC, NBC Sports’ announcer Bob Costas quoted Whitlock’s column and blamed the murder of Kasandra Perkins and suicide death of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher on America’s “gun culture” of law-abiding gun owners and civil rights activists.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said that Whitlock’s recent column is “ludicrous” and Costas’ on-air commentary “shameful.”

“The point Whitlock misses completely is that Jovan Belcher – a massive NFL linebacker – had every intention of murdering the mother of his 3-month-old child, one way or another. Had Perkins had a firearm herself, perhaps their daughter would not be an orphan today. Regardless, America’s millions of law-abiding and peaceful gun owners don’t deserve to be blamed for this tragic circumstance and it’s appalling that we would be singled out as Whitlock and Costas have done.”

“These outrageous comments by Costas and Whitlock show how detached from the American mainstream the anti-civil rights element really is,” said Brandon Combs, SAF Director of Programs and Outreach. “Millions of people across the U.S. choose to defend their lives and those of their family with common semi-automatic handguns, the same kind Mr. Costas doesn’t see any need for. Thankfully, the Constitution takes his firearms policy preferences off the table.”

“Guns save lives, thousands of them, every day. Indicting Constitutionally-protected instruments of self defense – and a majority of Americans who participate in our long history and culture of private gun ownership – for the deaths of Perkins and Belcher is simply wrong-headed and irresponsible.”

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Guns are libertys teeth!Television is largely used to shape the opinons of the sheep.Please checkout"Revolutionary War Veterans Assoc."a.k.a. the Appleseed program.its on the net as well as in Shotgun News under Freds m-14 stocks.learning to be a rifleman is crucial.what some socialist pig sports announcer says dont mean a thing.

Wes Koehler

Just a couple more illiterate genetic defect elitist cowards who are part of the much larger communist America hating "main-slime" news media!

Mindy Peterson

I saw Costas on O'Reilly, and while he tried to obfuscate the issue, it is obvious that he knows nothing about guns. He also repeatedly stated that incidents involving guns always lead to tragedy. That's true only if you think it's tragic that innocent people defend themselves. That's far more prevalent than murders with guns.

jerry sweet

he doesn't care about American history.He's one of them.who will be just as much a slave as the rest of the degenerate liberals.toilet paper.thats if obama can pull it off.lock&load patriots

jerry sweet

costas/whitlock=toilet paper


Whitlock is an absolute idiot to even say such a thing. If he studied American history, he would realize that the KKK was founded by southern Democrats, and the first gun control laws were put in place to keep free blacks from owning firearms. He is truly a product of the American public fool system.