Skip to comments.Blame the Gun
Posted on 12/02/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48
Blame the Gun rant by Costas
I should’ve known I wouldn’t be first. He is such an ass, but then again, his network sucks too.
To be accurate, he was quoting from an op piece by Jason Witlock, a writter for KC paper but it still is blaming the gun instead of the person who had the gun.
Very sad that his girlfriend got killed and he thought it was his only way out.
At the time I wasn’t paying much attention, because it was Costas, so I didn’t catch the name of the dude he was quoting. My jaw dropped once I started hearing what he said. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was.
Like a pencil is to blame for misspelled words.
Did this suicide/murderer guy throw a football? Or did the football throw itself?
(I don’t keep up with sports that involve a ball. I like sports that involve guns or bull riding.)
Here’s the whole quote:
“Well 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 learn about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.
Please. Those that need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportions about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? 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 Belchers actions and their possible connections to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher didnt possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.
The second half is next.”
- Bob Costas, 12/2/12 halftime commentary Cowboys/Eagles game, Sunday Night Football, NBC.
Only way out of what? The guy had a good thing going - started 11 games for KC, after going undrafted 4 years earlier. Just had a daughter and his mother was helping them out with the baby. It amazes me that people blame the guns for the killing and suicide. Something was wrong with Belcher - and he could have killed his GF with just about anything and killed himself that way also.
NBC has really disappointed me over the past couple of years, with their programming and agenda. But again,when I think about it....I remember they are owned by Comcast and GE - which says it all.
Bob, why not blame the NFL for concessions? Before you run your little mouth
Yeah, like an NFL Linebacker couldn’t have killed a woman with his bare hands and then cut his wrists or throat with a knife.
How NBC allowed this idiotic rant on air is ridiculous.
Costas must be hanging around Olbermann.
Bob, why not discuss how many former NFL player have killed themselves not in the head to prove playing in the NFL is deadly.
Turned off the game and never turned it back on. Too bad, because it was a pretty good game at that point. But I didn’t turn the game on to listen to a political rant.
He had a lot going for him but no one will know what made him snap.
hubby and I watched a little of that and about spewed. He quickly turned it, then exclaimed WTF was THAT?
A guy near me killed his neighbor with a bat over the weekend. I’m sure there are a number of bat-related deaths every year. Why not outlaw those?
I’m sure that gun “went off” all by itself. Both times.
How does he KNOW they would both be alive today?
If he was angry enough and the gun wasn’t available, there was also the choice of
stabbing (outlaw posession of any pointy or sharp objects)
strangling/choking (outlaw all ropes, neckties, string, fishing line, chains, necklaces, etc)
bludgeoning (outlaw any bats, sticks, rods, garden tools, hockey sticks, hammers, mallets, etc)
hacking (outlaw axes, machetes, slingblades, etc).
beating with fists (pass laws ensuring that everyone keeps their hands to themselves at all times)
drowning (outlaw bathtubs and swimming pools)
poisioning... (make it illegal for anyone to possess any chemical that cannot be safely ingested)
WE MUST KEEP THE COUNTRY SAFE!!!!!
“Our Current Gun Culture”?!?!?!?! What in the He!! is this moron talking about? The current “Gun Culture” I am aware of is decent law-abiding citizens owning and using guns for LEGAL activities. Not menacing or intimidating unsuspecting people. This idea that “ghetto culture” has permeated all corners of American society is outrageous. Please Jason and Bob Doofus, get over yourselves. The problem is the NFL; this type of thuggery has been celebrated in this league for years now. Instead of getting rid of the hoodlums, thugs, and criminals the league continues to apologize for these lunatics. Clean up your own house before you start going around trying to blame Americans for being part of some “imaginary Culture”.
Football is one of the last male bastions, so of course the liberals have to do what they can to spoil it.
Here it is Cheryl An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock.
Posted: December 3, 2012 by alexthechick in Liberal FAIL, Op/Sped, You'll pry 'em from my cold dead hands. 24
Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.
I have an Ex. I have an Ex who, in the process of becoming my Ex, made credible threats to kill me. Why did I believe these threats were credible? Because among the primary r easons why I left him were that he had anger control issues, that he was a problem drinker well on his way to full blown alcoholism and that the things he was throwing at me were getting ever closer to my head. I decided to leave before finally snapped and actually hit me. He was displeased by this and made such displeasure known.
Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock. What kept me safe was my Glock and the fact that he knew I had both the ability and the will to empty a clip into his chest if he made good on his statements that if I did not come back, I would not see the next week. He never tried to do any of the things he screamed he would because he knew that not only would I defend myself but that I could. My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.
You want to take that from me. You want me to be unable to defend myself. You want to leave me vulnerable to those out there who look at a five foot tall fat girl and think victim. You want me to be unable to protect myself when there is no one else around to do so. You want to make me dependent on others to provide for my basic safety and security.
Let us not beat around the bush, you want to sacrifice my life on the altar of your political beliefs. How dare you? Honestly, who do the two of you think you are to demand that my blood be shed so that you may preen about what wonderful people you are? Why, precisely, are you removing the responsibility for Kasandra Perkins murder from Jovan Belcher and placing it on an inanimate object? That is what you are doing, after all. Your position is that absent the gun, Jovan Belcher would not have murdered Kasandra Perkins. What utter rot. Its not as if, to pick something at random, he could have picked up a knife and slit her throat so violently that she was nearly decapitated. Oh no, that would never ever happen. By focusing on the gun, you are choosing to make Jovan Belcher a mere bystander to his own actions. That is horrific. Jovan Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins. He chose to pull that trigger. He chose to take her life. How dare you attempt to absolve him in even the slightest manner for that crime. He killed her. Not a gun. He did it. No one else.
I will not let you two demand that my blood be shed so that you can sit there and declaim your supposed superior morality to the world. No. You would rather I be dead. That is the logical conclusion of your positions. I will not die for you. No other woman should either.
Alive despite you,
WOW, that puts thing is perspective. I wonder if Costas read it.
That's like blaming the vehicle a drunk driver piles into another vehicle killing a family of 4.
If he read it, that would be a "good thing," (as Martha Stewart would say)
That said, I would add for Mr. Costas' reading pleasure, that I think he is an absolute a-hole and I've never liked him.
As a little guy, Costas should WANT 2nd Amendment protections -- of course, he has his private drivers and bodyguards making sure he is protected. I wonder if he has ever shot a gun?
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