Jovan Belcher: Self-Control Not Gun Control

Jovan Belcher Chiefs Shooting

KANSAS CITY, MO - 2009: Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Javon Belcher murder-suicide doesn't sway my Second Amendment support one iota. Disarming the law abiding isn't the answer.
Responsible gun owners usually do little more than brandish weapons to send suspects scurrying away. A visit to the site,, reveals the following:
* A 1994 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans use guns to frighten away intruders who are breaking into their homes about 498,000 times per year.[20]


* A 1982 survey of male felons in 11 state prisons dispersed across the U.S. found:[21]


• 34% had been "scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim"

• 40% had decided not to commit a crime because they "knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun"

• 69% personally knew other criminals who had been "scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim"[22]

Far from trigger happy yahoos, responsible gun owners scare away would-be assailants far more than shooting them.
Theories abound about why this murder-suicide happened. Small comfort is found in the 69% decrease in these tragedies reported by the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC), at the University of Minnesota.
An unarmed NFL line backer is still capable of homicide- more so than most. He had a range of options at his disposal- including non-violence.
He chose murder and then suicide. Unlike the usual demographic in these scenarios he wasn't unemployed nor under-employed.
Rumors circulate wildly about drug use and financial problems but time will reveal the motive. 
Self-control is the issue here, not gun control. 
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Comment by Charles E Papp on December 5, 2012 at 8:05pm

Ah, the truth, but in a liberal society, self control and responsibility are "bad words" to be censored. Amazing that following the murder with a bow and arrow wasn't jumped on by the Brady's and other such noxious groups. I never did hear any loud rantings of banning these weapons of choice for criminals.

Comment by Gene Szymanski on December 5, 2012 at 7:08pm

Ms. Sheppard, I agree with your statement.

Comment by Carol Sheppard on December 5, 2012 at 2:44pm
Why is it people tend to give the perp more attention than the victim. I could care less about Jovan Belcher. He was a murderer. My sympathy goes to the victim and the family.
Comment by Winona Lee Wacker on December 5, 2012 at 1:24pm

Whether people want to admit it or not--especially with all the weapons a person has at his/her disposal, the most dangerous weapons of all are at the end of one's arm!  Backed by a person's brain, the hands are the most volatile, unpredictable, and dangerous!  Like the old Shadow program:  "Who knows what evil lurks in the mind of man?"  And, the hands will carry out the instructions!

People want gun control, but what about all the other weapons--ESPECIALLY the hands? Cut them off?

Comment by Winona Lee Wacker on December 5, 2012 at 1:20pm

This is such a sad situation, and only got any attention because of the man's job and the fact he used a gun!  Frankly, I think the same result would have happened had he used a baseball bat or a hockey stick, a kitchen knife or even his hands!  Something within the man's mind went off the tracks, and he couldn't stop the train wreck from happening!

Comment by Raeman C. "Wyatt" Haines on December 5, 2012 at 12:18pm

I am curious to see what the demand would be had the weapon been a baseball bat , a golf club or a knife ? Perhaps the cause , employment in a violent sport in which players are encouraged and many times rewarded for their violence . There could be many reasons , but to blame an inanimate object that only does what the individual wielding it asks flies in the face of logic and reason . We might as well blame football for this .  Makes about as much sense and name the fans as accessories to this act .

Comment by Lyn Rogers on December 5, 2012 at 11:57am

In my state a man killed the girlfriend of the dad, the dad, and himself with knives and a bow and arrow.




Rush Limbaugh Explains How Robert Mueller
Will Attempt To Financially Destroy President Trump

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed President Trump’s “red line” after issuing a subpoena for documents related to the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia.

New York Times reports:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. […] The Trump Organization has said that it never had real estate holdings in Russia, but witnesses recently interviewed by Mr. Mueller have been asked about a possible real estate deal in Moscow. In 2015, a longtime business associate of Mr. Trump’s emailed Mr. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen at his Trump Organization account claiming he had ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and said that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would help Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh theorized on his program Friday that one of Mueller’s true objectives is to financially destroy President Trump.

Partial transcript via Breitbart News:

And these requests, the subpoena for documents from the Trump Organization, I ask you again, what has that to do with the campaign and with collusion and with the Russians? They’ve already been looking into Trump business in Russia with the Miss, what is it, USA, whatever his pageant is.

Do you all remember during the early days of the campaign there was news that Trump, in a tax return something like 20 years ago, took a $900 million deduction that was granted and survived an audit by the IRS? Now, I forget the details. It had to do with losses that he had incurred in that year in building things. It was around 900 or $920 million deduction. I’ll never forget when it was reported because most people will never come close to ever having that in a lifetime, and to have a guy personally write that much off?

Anyway, I think Mueller wants that $920 million back. I think Mueller wants to prove that that was a faulty deduction. I think that they want to go back, they want to get Trump’s tax returns because they want to nullify that $900 million deduction, and then they want to collect 20 years of interest and penalties and wipe Trump out.

In the meantime, President Trump’s lawyers are in the process of negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller to bring the Russia probe to an end, reports Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas of the Wall Street Journal.

Mueller’s tentacles continue to reach further and further.

CNN reported that investigators are attempting to determine whether former Blackwater chief Erik Prince misled the  House Intelligence Committee about a meeting he had in Seychelles in January of 2017.

Prince is accused of using the meeting as an opportunity to establish a secret back channel with Russia.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with one of President Trump’s personal lawyers about the new subpoena request by Special Counsel Mueller.

According to Herridge, Trump’s lawyer was unaware of the subpoena and said it may be a ‘wrap up’ subpoena or ‘clean up’ subpoena which may signal the end of the investigation.


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