The conservative Republican columnist argues that liberal sports columnist Jason Whitlock went off the cliff in his critique of gun rights, in the aftermath of NFL player Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide of his girlfriend: "Whitlock, instead of quitting while he had only one foot in his mouth [with his comment that the NRA is akin to the KKK], then decided he'd cram the other one right on in there. '[T]he arming of so many black youths and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don't have our best interests.' It is with this comment that Whitlock ventured in 'blame whitey first' land."
Mr. Kane continues his commentary about Mr. Whitlock's comments: "Those guns that young black men are using to shoot each other in cities like Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore — to name only three — MUST be coming from some insidious, invidious outside force. And so must the drugs. All this is part of some sinister plan hatched by those that 'don't have our best interests' at heart. Mind you, Whitlock never made clear just who these 'people' are, which leaves me free to interpret just who he meant. The government? Which level? Local? State? Federal? If it's federal, then doesn't that mean President Obama is one of the 'people who obviously don't have our best interests at heart'? White people? Specifically white racists? Then that puts Whitlock in the category of a 'blame whitey firster.' Quiet as it's kept, not all young black men are into drugs, gangs and guns. And black communities aren't the only ones 'loaded up' with drugs. Was Whitlock seriously implying that there are no drugs in white neighborhoods, that there are no white drug users?"