John Rocker, the columnist, rips into gun control proponents

Former MLB bad boy John Rocker is at it again, only this time he's going on about gun control in...

Former MLB bad boy John Rocker is at it again, only this time he's going on about gun control in the U.S. (REUTERS)

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Homophobic, racist and unstable are all words previously used to describe John Rocker, a former Atlanta Braves closer whose jaw-dropping sound bites live on whenever highlight segments replay memorable MLB moments.

Now, the same left-handed power pitcher who once offended New York City residents is wading into the U.S. gun control debate.

You can probably guess which side he’s siding with.

“(President) Obama wants to severely neuter the Second Amendment,” Rocker, now a columnist with World Net Daily, wrote in a recent piece.

“Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this life,” he continued, “but one I think can be collectively agreed upon is the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would have never taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany had the right to bear arms and defended themselves with those arms."

Rocker’s rant rehashed memories of the recent Newtown, Conn., massacre, where 20 young students and six adult staff members lost their lives.

He also heralded Alex Jones, a pro-gun conspiracy theorist, as one of the few honest voices in the gun debate after Jones’ recent appearance on CNN, one in which he entered into a heated exchange with Piers Morgan.

Referring to Morgan as a “British expatriate who serves as a 21st century version of a King George Redcoat,” Rocker continued smearing the network host, calling him a “mouthpiece for Obama’s gun-grab.”

Rocker ended the column with a plea for Americans everywhere to embrace their Second Amendment rights in order to ensure safety in the future.

Rocker's baseball career began in 1998 with the Braves and included stops in Cleveland, Texas and Tampa. He retired in 2005.


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