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John Rocker: Guns would have prevented the Holocaust

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher and New York Mets

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher and New York Mets nemesis John Rocker endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year, according to a report cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Credit: AP

John Rocker wrote something incredibly...

Well you can probably finish that sentence on your own.

In a column for, the infamously insensitive former fireballer compares President Barack Obama's possible use of executive orders to enforce some elements of gun control to the actions of tyrants like Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler.

And that wasn't even the worst part.

“Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this life, but one I think can be collectively agreed upon,” he writes, “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.”


Then again, the title of the column could have tipped you off that John was off his Rocker. He names it “Emulate Alex Jones.” Jones, of course, is the king of crazy conspiracy theories. Looks like Rocker is bidding for the crown.

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