In addition to publicly displaying their contempt for America with their generalized “America is Racist” protests, the San Francisco 49ers will also enter the world of issue advocacy. The first cause they seek to push is…. GUN CONTROL.
The team is joining with police unions to advocate what they call “common sense” measures to limit our 2nd Amendment rights.
As reported by The Mercury News:
“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.”
Thursday, the 49ers and representatives of police unions from San Jose, Oakland, Santa Clara, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Long Beach and Portland signed a pledge that aims to ease national police-community acrimony at the heart of on-field protests that have extended far beyond the field.
The team has also pledged $500,000 for an outreach campaign that includes public-service announcements. Both the 49ers and the police unions plan to solicit participation from other NFL teams and police unions.
As an aside, I am deeply disturbed with I see police organizations getting involved with politics in this way. In their official capacity, their job is to enforce the law. They work for us. They should not use the platform we give them to push their politics on us. I am especially disturbed when I see an arm of the State (police) trying to disarm law-abiding citizens.