Apparently the San Francisco 49ers don’t feel like they’ve interjected enough politics into the NFL with their quarter back rushing for relevance like he should’ve been rushing for yards. Or encouraging his tight end to rush for yards (see Colin Kaepernick Praises Fidel Castro. Fails Functional IQ Test… and ‘Kaepernick Effect’? NFL Still Losing MAJOR Viewership Over Protests…).
Now the ‘Niners be all like, “Hey! Let’s push gun control!”
I’m sorry, “common” “sense” “gun” “reform.”
After the San Francisco 49ers became the catalyst for league-wide protests during the national anthem over police violence, they sponsored a forum to bridge divides between police and communities and donated a million dollars toward local solutions.
Cute. Like outreach programs for under privileged tots and stuff, right? Wrong.
Now, they’re trying to set the league’s moral compass once again, announcing Thursday that they are partnering with big-city police unions to back gun-control measures, particularly to outlaw the “bump stocks” that significantly boosted the killing power of the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre earlier this month.
Oh bump stocks. Which virtually no non-gun owning person had ever heard of until about a month ago. Worthy avenue of advocacy, then. A gun accessory.
“It seems insane to me that a citizen can buy something like that,” team CEO Jed York said at a news conference. “I’m not anti-Second Amendment. This is something that is common sense.”
SPOILER ALERT: When you say, “I’m not anti-Second Amendment, but…” you are in fact anti-Second Amendment.
At this point, just leave NFL Red Zone alone. If that becomes anything other than seven hours of commercial free football, Imma wild out.