Why the World’s Up In Arms Over Gilbert Arenas

No doubt about it, Gilbert Arenas was wrong for bringing a gun to the locker room. But the ensuing brouhaha has little to do with him and everything to do with race—and our violence-addicted culture.

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An unloaded gun is about as dangerous as an unloaded washing machine, although using the former to bludgeon someone is a lot easier.

In that sense, I don’t fully understand the outrage over Gilbert Arenas bringing empty firearms into the Washington Wizards locker room. He could’ve fired all the imaginary shots he wanted and not hurt anyone.

In fact, if you’re going to bring ANY gun into the workplace, for goodness sake, let it be empty!

But considering all the damage caused by guns and the divisiveness over our Second Amendment right to bear them, it’s little wonder that Arenas has folks (pardon the pun) up in arms.

Between the Rev. Al Sharpton, NBA commissioner David Stern, the Brady Campaign, federal prosecutors and a media horde, it feels as if more people are, er, gunning for Arenas than hunting for Osama.