Bob Costas Rants About Gun Control But Misses The Real Issue

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas decided he would go political during his halftime segment on NBC’s Sunday Night Football in the wake of the murder / suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Costas took the opportunity to push the liberal agenda of gun control.

Costas said:

“In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? ….. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

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Costas said this in the wake of Belcher shooting and killing the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, Perkins, on Saturday and then driving to Arrowhead Stadium and committing suicide.

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But that wasn’t all he said. The sportscaster continued saying, “You knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again, ‘Something like this really puts it all in perspective.’ Well if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please. Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports, would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective.”

“You want some actual perspective on this?” Costas asked. “Well a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree but who today, said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. “Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “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. 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. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and its possible connection to football, will be analyzed. Who knows? But here is what I believe, If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

So just as with all liberal arguments, this has nothing to do with Belcher having a firearm and everything to do with a man who apparently couldn’t control himself. The depravity of man should never be underestimated, not the “ability” of an inanimate object.

Costas argues that it is the gun that is the bad things here and apparently so does Jason Whitlock. Guns can be used for either good or bad. They can be used to murder, in the commission of other crimes such as robberies, and in the destruction of other people’s property. However, they can also be used to protect one’s self, family and loved ones, along with.

Here’s what Bob Costas and liberals like him completely missed. If only Kasandra Perkins had been armed and able to defend herself, we might just be hailing her as a hero, having defended herself from a violent criminal, who just happened to be the father of her child. Instead, we are faced with two people who are dead and a child left without parents.

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