By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You remember John Rocker, right? In that “I remember the name, and I remember I don’t like him, but I don’t remember why” sort of way?

Rocker is the former Atlanta Braves reliever who came under fire when he made racist, homophobic statements about New York and its public transit system.

Well Rocker has something to say about the gun control debate that’s had a higher profile in the wake of several mass murders using guns in the United States. I’ll let him say it in his editorial:

Mr. Obama wants to severely neuter the Second Amendment and disarm the law-abiding citizens of this nation, a similar act of tyrants throughout the 20th century such as Stalin, Mao and Hitler. Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this life, 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.

I’ll leave that as it is.

Thanks to Deadspin for the heads up.