Colion Noir is the man again. He hits the nail on the head with this one. it seems interesting to me the celebrities always seem to have a different standard of justice but when comes around that this way with this situation it gets even better. Not only do you get Ray Rice getting into program for first time offenders that a mother of two cannot get into even though he is more the criminal than her. This one was full of irony all away around.
First there s the NFL inconsistency which should surprise no one. The inconsistency of NFL justice has well recorded with fines and penalties that seem to fly all over the place with no uniform standard for off field behavior. Ray Rice was unprosecuted but released the Carolina Panther Greg Hardy was almost allowed to play even though he had been convicted of domestic violence charges. Over the years this has happened a lot on Commissioner Goodell’s leadership. Who could forget Brandon Marshall’s one game suspension back in 2007 for the same thing. The problem is that everything has come down to the Commissioner’s rulings instead of having a uniform code of fines and punishment set forth by the NFL for these things. But this is not just a problem in the NFL as much as NFL haters would like to make one.
Sorry but domestic violence is all over. It appears everywhere because in relationships there going to be anger and some people can’t control it so they lash out. This also not only a male problem some women do have the problem too and get arrested for it. There is some theory out there men being more embarrassed don’t report this as much. Maybe, but it also goes to the idea that no sex if given the opportunity and lack of control due to anger will not lash out. Unfortunately it is simple biology that men are as a general rule stronger and more powerful than women (sorry feminists but this is simply true, blame God or evolution, your pick) so it may simply be that men can do this more often than women and win the fight so to speak. I also could see the angry woman beating the hell out her significant other and him being like me – too much of a gentleman and gentle giant to hit back. That happens too. My response to women who have tried to punch me in the past, yes it has happened a couple of times, has been to grab their wrist and not let go till they calm down. Something Ray Rice should have considered.
That said Mr. Noir points out the one problem with the gun control advocates. Because the one thing a woman could do to equalize things is carry a gun. I know I get yelled at a lot about this but I have recommended this to single women and single mothers for years. It is the only real thing you can do to make the playing field level real quick. The question is willingness of heart at that point to pull the trigger. That becomes the problem.
Yes, I have been yelled at times as a pastor for not being a gun control advocate and my response is this: I first ask the person if they have ever fired a gun. They usually say no or are evasive which is the same thing. A person who has fired a gun rarely will lie about it. I ask this because anyone who has never fired a gun and wants them controlled or eliminated from society has a poor understanding of guns. Anyone who has fired a gun knows exactly what I am driving at with this. The point is once you fire a gun you understand the a gun’s power. Namely that it has no power till you pull the trigger. It is not the gun that is the problem it is the reason why people pull the trigger that are the problem and that is what you realize when you pull the trigger on a gun. Most people fire a gun and say to themselves “I hope I never have to do that for real.”
That is why gun control will never work. It doesn’t stop the core problem which is the hearts of people who are willing to hurt or kill someone for pure malice sake. It is a hard heart that kills as R. Lee Ermey character Sgt. Hartman says in Full Metal Jacket. It is about the willingness to pull the trigger and for what reasons, and this is what no gun control law can fathom so it punishes the innocent with the guilty. This the problem with gun control advocates which they will never be able to get around.