***UPDATE: Please also see a powerful post on this topic over at doubleplusundead blog.***
Remember back when the NFL couldn’t have Rush Limbaugh on TV, or even be a minority owner of a team, because of his “extremist” (read as “non-Leftist”) views and/or the “concern” that HE might say something offensive??
So instead, they let
this moron Bob Costas speak.
Courtesy of John Nolte over at BREITBART.com:
We saw it after that terrible movie theatre shooting in Colorado back in July, and now we’re seeing it with the tragic murder/suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Damn logic, damn facts, damn waiting for a little something known as an investigation — we have a tragedy, we have a gun, and now we have yet another opportunity to push an agenda meant to strip Americans of their God-given Second Amendment rights.
Last night during NBC’s NFL telecast, Bob Costas did something the NFL has always been very good about avoiding — inserting politics into what Americans of all political stripes see as one of the few remaining escapes from the divisive partisanship that seems to infect everything these days. Taking advantage of a captive halftime audience, Costas suckered punched millions with a left-wing preach about gun control.
The fact that Costas does this while ‘God Bless America‘ can be heard in the background is not an irony that should be lost on anyone:
We all know the logical arguments against Costas’ illogical stupidity…
– If you’re determined enough to murder your girlfriend and commit suicide, you don’t need a gun to murder your girlfriend and commit suicide,
– Maybe if the girlfriend had a gun she’d be alive today,
– Just like prohibition can’t stop people who want drugs from getting drugs, all anti-gun laws do is ensure that the law-abiding are at a disadvantage against criminals who know their victims are unarmed.
Excellent observations from Mr. Nolte in this article; be sure to read it all.
This whole event was/is unfathomable. In Belcher you have a man in the spring of his life; at only 25, he has relative fame, a new child, and he certainly is making more $$$ than the majority of the nation. And given all that, Jovan Belcher chose to end that life and the life of another person.
Does anyone really think that owning a gun is the cause of this insanity?
What, was Belcher going to be physically unable to kill his girlfriend without a gun? Hello? Can anyone say “O. J. Simpson”? That murder weapon was a knife, but I don’t recall CUTLERY being blamed 20 years ago. Did you?
Actually, Nolte addresses that, too:
“Like every other Leftist who has and will exploit this awful tragedy, Costas doesn’t want to save lives, he wants to control us — he wants to strip us of the liberty he finds so messy and troubling.
If that’s not it, where are the half-time speeches every time a gun saves the life of a would-be victim?
Where are the insufferably smug editorials with every study released that proves fewer violent crimes occur in communities where the bad guys know the citizens are more likely to be armed?”
Costas, as well as total & utter hacks like Jason Whitlock (whom he was quoting), reflexively blame firearms. They do so because they feel so safe, so superior in their self-righteousness, accusing the gun.
It’s easy to blame the right to bear arms; it’s also stupid.
It’s not as if guns account for all the accidental or deliberate deaths each year, or even most of them.
I passed several car wrecks this weekend; one in particular was especially ugly. Seemingly every police, emergency, & fire truck in the area was there. It appeared as if an SUV had tumbled over the embankment, rolled down the hill and crashed onto the highway below. It was crushed like a child’s toy; survivors seemed highly unlikely.
So my question would be: “When was the last time you heard anyone advocating for outlawing the car?” Actually, percentage-wise, swimming pools are more deadly than guns OR cars: why don’t we outlaw POOLS, too?
Answer: Because it would be stupid…but not as stupid as outlawing the 2nd Amendment would be.
***By the way: for a great breakdown on this entire argument, please head over to the following page: Which causes more accidental deaths: guns or swimming pools?***
The anti-gun crowd will never, ever take a day off, as was exhibited by Costas’ rant last night. They are only too happy to exploit anyone or anything in order to accomplish their goals. It’s sick, contemptible….and all too typical. Even when I expect the worst from them, Leftists/Statists keep exceeding those expectations.
As we pray for the families of Jovan Belcher & his girlfriend (and most especially for their daughter), we can’t allow an illogical and emotional reaction to be the result of this event, …regardless of how horrible it was.
And as John Nolte said in his piece:
“I don’t know what drove Jovan Belcher to do what he did Saturday morning.
But I do know that if he was prompted or motivated by something the LEFT holds sacred, Costas and his ilk will never speak of it.”