Costas Uses Halftime Broadcast To Rail Against Guns

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Just days after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and then himself, venerable sportscaster  used his platform to issue an attack on gun ownership.

Quoting an article written by a Kansas City writer, Costas argued that “handguns do not enhance our safety,” noting they “exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

Such generalizations are intellectually dishonest and dangerous.

Guns, which save countless lives when in the appropriate hands, are not responsible for any deaths. The mere presence of a gun owner in a certain situations can, by itself, de-escalate a volatile situation.

Instead, Costas continued parroting another individual’s comments by suggesting America’s “gun culture 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.”

The article Costas referenced went deeper into the simpleminded argument for gun-grabbing legislation.

According to the writer, America needs to “reflect” on the “absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.”

Both Costas and the writer from whom he borrowed included their belief that “if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

It’s been said many time before but, in light of this assertion, bears repeating: If someone seriously intends to commit murder, the lack of a firearm will not be a deal breaker.

Though this nation has experienced a dramatic shift to the left in recent years, plenty of people were upset with Costas’ gun control speech in the middle of a football game.

One Twitter user wondered: “Is there no venue from which the conservatives can have peace?” Another pointed out Costas’ selective outrage by posting that Costas “feels so strongly about ‘gun violence’ that he never once spoke up about Fast and Furious.”

I suppose it should come as no surprise, though, that a leftist talking head—even during a football game—would tackle an issue only when politically expedient to do so.

B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.

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Comments

  1. They should have used a few more phonebooks for Costas to stand on….he stll looks like the dwarf he is. (No offense to dwarfs). Do people really think that if this guy did not have a gun and wanted to kill his GF and himself, he would not have found a way..like with his car, fire, a bat, a knife, poison, or a chainsaw? Seriously people….we can't give up our arms. Think how easy this regime would have it then…the ONLY thing stopping them now is the fact that we ARE armed….and we know them…and we are waiting.

  2. Costas was obviously contacted by someone from the obamanation and instructed what to do. He is simply not smart enough to come up with something like this on his own. It doesn't matter to any one at obama TV what the facts are. Like debbie blabbermouth said "it doesn't matter if it's the truth or not." It's not like msnbc doesn't blatantly lie, fabricate, hide and deny in all matters that concern their lord and saviour and his mission.
    The worst thing about all of this is that the only two people that know what really happened are both gone from this world. We will never know the truth about this but that doesn't stop fools and propagandists like this idiot from spewing a stream of verbal sewage to promote a liberal agenda. The writer of the quoted article has a history of racisim and blowing his mouth off using the race card. They should both be fired and shunned by the sports world….yeah….riiiiiiight…..

  3. God Bless and protect the innocent child that lost both parents and will have to grow up without them bearing the burden of what dad did to mom and then to himself. The left will make excuses for this act of cruel and heartless insanity and blame white people and guns. The writer is named Jason Whitlock by the way and for him to use this tradgedy to further his "agenda" and his crappy little career is disgusting!!! He should be fired and disgraced and run out of the business but….well you know the story…sad…sad…sad

  4. I am No Longer a fan of Bob Costas! The guy has become a Traitor of the United States Constitution!

  5. Seeks_the_truth says:

    I have missed many a football game because I REFUSE to have NBC on my television. Is anyone really surprised by his comments?
    Isn't it also an alternate reality that Kasandra Perkins would be alive today if she HAD a firearm to defend herself?
    I'm confident that Costa's would willingly give up his armed escorts since he is so anti-gun. He won't? Go figure…

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      I thought the same thing he's like that fat ass Rosie O'Donnell who lobbied for gun control while her body guards were packing to protect her piglets.Now I wonder if boy blunder Costas would blow someone away who was threatening his family.now I watch the games on NBC but I watch the game with the mute on because I don't need these old has beens telling me what is going on.I guess god old Bob would have rather seen her die of beating with maybe a bat.Where was Bob when this guy first started in on her.

      • Seeks_the_truth says:

        This is one point anti-gun lobbyists refuse to address. If all guns are to be illegal, does this mean EVERYONE or just the public. If the public no longer has guns, there's no need for Congressmen, POTUS, actor/actresses or anyone else to be guarded by people carrying a weapon.
        Seems funny they sidestep this issue.
        As for Fat A$$ Bob Beckel, I'm sure he has a good heart and is a good person, his ideals are way off the mark.
        Those who have money seem to forget that those not as affluent has to work hard for what they get. That there will always be those who don't want to work but instead steal what you have worked hard for.
        It's pampered wussies like him that keeps our country in battle.

        • Edwardkoziol says:

          Seeks there is noway I will ever tthink that Blob Beckel is good.I don't care if he lights up his house for Christmas I still think he's an A$$hole and nothing will change my mind

          • Seeks_the_truth says:

            I agree Bob Beckel is an a$$hole. No doubt about that. What I mean is I'm sure he BELIEVES he's doing right, problem is he's been brainwashed by liberals.

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    Time to boycott NBC to get rid of that mental midget Bob Costas.He wants to be a politician then run for an office.Costas is just another liberal socialist trying to ruin America with his friend Obutthole El Dicktator.Ahole Bob probably has bodyguards who carry weapons to save his lily white ass.If anyone out there knows how to start a petition to dump Costas please start one.

  7. Ron Oliver says:

    Bob Costas is just another uninformed, illiterate libral jerk. He doesn't know a thing about anything. It's just too bad and even sad that he's allowed near a microphone and a TV camera. To me, he's much more dangerous than any gun because he attacks our Constitution and those rights granted by that document. He's just another domestic enemy.

  8. Deepizzaguy says:

    Bob Costas is just a pretty face who thinks he is smarter than the average bear in the woods when it comes to preaching his views that outlawing guns would have kept that young lady and the football player alive. Costas like the rest of many sports reporters are extreme stooges that admit that would know not Superman if he showed in his work clothes.

  9. They are liberals, and liberals always have the agenda of bring human misery and suffering. That is a definition of a liberal.

    They would rather he have STABBED her to death than have him stab himself for good measure.

  10. I'm not certain what the fuss is all about. If the lib's would have had the girl friend go to a planned parenthood clinic and had this child aborted years ago.

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