Bob Costas Comments About Guns – Now It’s Your Turn [Video]
Bob Costas lost a lot of fans last night.
During Sunday night’s halftime commentary on NBC’s ‘Football Night in America,’ the famed sportscaster quoted and paraphrased another sportswriter’s argument for gun control in the wake of the murder-suicide by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
Costas praised and borrowed from a story written by FoxSports.com writer Jason Whitlock, who was a longtime columnist for the Kansas City Star. Whitlock writes:
“Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”
Costas also used a stronger argument made in Whitlock’s next to last paragraph which reads, “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
Click below to hear Costas. Then let us know what you think.
Rocker Ted Nugent had this to say: ‘Blaming guns for crime is like blaming helmuts for headbutts. WTF Costas! Uve lost it’
Charlie Daniels had this to say on his twitter page: “If Bob Costas is really for gun control he should start by demanding (President) Obama to lift his executive privilege order on fast and furious,” referring to a controversial strategy to sell licensed guns to to illegal buyers in an effort to dismantle Mexican drug cartels.
In response to a comment from one of his followers, Daniels added, “Is Bob Costas naive enough to think Jovan Belcher needed a gun to murder his girlfriend. He could have used his bare hands.” On Saturday, Belcher killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
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