Sportscaster Rips Racist Hypocrisy in Gun Reform Debate in Must-See Video
Dale Hansen, a sportscaster with WFAA in Dallas, Texas, is no stranger to straying from sports with his airtime these days.
SPORTSCASTER CLAIMS GUN REFORM DEBATE IS RACIST
Hansen has been making national news for a long time, railing against everything from the NFL’s homophobic push-back against the first openly gay player ever drafted, Micheal Sam, and against Donald Trump’s feud against the same league for the National Anthem protests last year, saying;
“Our forefathers made freedom of speech the First Amendment. They listed 10, and not one of them says you have to stand during the national anthem.”
Last year, Reverb Press featured a clip of Hansen defending a transgender teen athlete from bullying.
Hansen, who served in the military during the Vietnam war, earned a Peabody Award for distinguished journalism when, in 1987, he exposed that Southern Methodist University had been paying several of its star players. That reporting also earned him death threats from rabid fans.
Death threats or no, Hansen has showed no signs of going quietly into that good night. He simply refuses to be silenced. And in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead last Wednesday, Hansen once again found exactly the right words;
“Another high school shooting yesterday… and everyone sends their “thoughts and prayers” again because that works so well.”
After listing some of the horrific statistics of American’s gun violence epidemic, Hansen got right to the point;
“If it was a Muslim or a Mexican doing the shootings how much money would we spend then to stop the madness? But since it’s almost always a white kid there’s just nothing we can do. America has 5 percent of the world’s population and yet 31 percent of the world’s mass shootings. We’re worried about people coming to this country, they should be worried about us coming to theirs. The last time I said we need to find a way to stop a nut with a gun — and that’s all I said — I got an email saying ‘I’m saving my last bullet to put it right between your eyes.’ Just another responsible gun in America. And I’m taking all bets he’s a white guy. So there’s just nothing we can do.”
Powerful words, and a rare example of leadership in an atmosphere where craven politicians on both side of the aisle cower in fear of the powerful National Rifle Association, the largest pro-gun lobbying group in the United States, which spend millions of dollars every year supporting largely Republican political campaigns.
Watch the powerful video below: