Gregg Popovich, head coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, lives in a beautiful home in an affluent neighborhood in San Antonio. He can afford to, with an annual salary in excess of $6 million dollars.
Without a doubt, Popovich’s home has an expensive, advanced, modern security system. He can afford it. And when he’s at work, Popovich has armed security guards watching his back. Possibly he has his own armed bodyguard, like many of the NBA players he and his colleagues coach.
They can afford to. And Popovich and the other NBA coaches and celebrities have a lot to protect.
The average American has a lot to protect, too — just as much as Popovich does: Their lives, their loved ones, their property.
I wonder if Popovich’s desire to abolish the Second Amendment and disarm the American people includes a plan to relinquish his armed guards and other expensive safeguards of his own life and property?
I doubt it.
After all, he’s among the elites. The wealthy. The ruling class. The “one percent” we hear about all the time. He can afford to protect himself, his family and his property. Why should he care if the average American can’t afford expensive security systems and bodyguards? What does it matter to him if they no longer have the means to protect themselves and their families from intruders and criminals?
Apparently, Popovich is a typical “liberal” (a misnomer if there ever was one) who is ignorant of the fact that an Obama-commissioned study of gun violence found private ownership of firearms to be an important crime deterrent. He is unaware that many 100s of 1000s of Americans every year are saved from criminals by private firearms ownership, most without ever firing a shot. He doesn’t know that high rates of gun ownership don’t correlate with higher rates of homicide by firearm.
Saddest of all, Popovich has no idea why the Second Amendment is Second.
Indeed, he is clearly uninformed about the barbaric modern history of his ancestral homelands and their allies, where 100s of millions of disarmed and defenseless “average” citizens have been subjugated, imprisoned, tortured and murdered by the elite ruling class.
If Popovich were informed, he wouldn’t be exercising his First Amendment rights to advocate abolishing our Second Amendment rights.