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SPEAK UP: BOB COSTAS' ANTI-GUN COMMENTS
Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Newsletter ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Tom Gresham

Posted on 12/03/2012 1:33:41 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae

To see Clueless Costas blithely skip into the middle of this tragedy with such shallow and demonstrably false assumptions belies his reputation as a heretofore respected reporter.

The mountain of evidence to contradict his anti-gun assertions looms large and would have been easy to find.

(Excerpt) Read more at guntalk.com ...


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Tom concludes his newsletter with some good ways to make sure the anti-gun position doesn't go unchallenged.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 1:33:48 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Send the NFL a letter.

We want politics out of the NFL. I didn’t watch the 2nd half of the game after Costas puked his stupidity all over his mic.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 1:38:03 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: mylife; TheOldLady; davetex; smokingfrog

Ping


3 posted on 12/03/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Tenacious 1

The NFL is a business. They take notice when viewers turn the channel.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 1:39:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

...and the horse he rode in on...


5 posted on 12/03/2012 1:41:59 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: deoetdoctrinae

From Commack HS South. The same school that gave us Rosie O’Donut. Wonder if Costas is a butthole Truther too?

Ps I went to the North school.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 1:44:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
People don't know commack is in suffolk county on long island. That will give them a better understanding of why he says stupid things. He never played high school sports like football, but was highly critical of the high school team. He's a little punk.
7 posted on 12/03/2012 1:50:26 PM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: driftdiver
They take notice when viewers turn the channel.

Done.

Ping me when the NFL rebukes Costas and invites fans back.

I'm going to learn how to watch soccer.

8 posted on 12/03/2012 1:52:23 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Costas should be fired. People watch football as an ESCAPE from the daily grind. He had no business grandstanding and campaigning for the anti-gun crowd. He should be fired. Why didn’t he mention the incident on Saturday at a Wyoming college when a man used a BOW AND ARROW and shot his father (a teacher) in the head with it in front of his class then STABBED him to death, and STABBED his father’s girlfriend to death prior to that. The perp STABBED HIMSELF TO DEATH AFTERWARDS.. NO GUN INVOLVED, THREE PEOPLE DEAD. The news media didn’t cover this story very much because it doesn’t IMPLICATE GUNS OR GUN OWNERS. FUTC!!!


9 posted on 12/03/2012 1:52:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

A gun is a tool. That people misuse the tool is a reflection of the culture but political considerations won’t let that be addressed. Santa Muerte, hip hop and anarchist nihilism lead to murder being seen as a solution.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 1:57:56 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yep - can the NFL and costas be sued? I think they need to be squeezed and costas needs to be fired


11 posted on 12/03/2012 1:59:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Blame the microphone. The microphone caused Costas to say those stupid things. Ban All Microphones!


12 posted on 12/03/2012 2:05:16 PM PST by RGVTx
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To: Tenacious 1

I prefer hockey but they’ve managed to screw up yet another season.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 2:05:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tenacious 1
Send the NFL a letter.

Better yet, require the NFL to get their injured players off the field and into rehab if required.

This includes those who have physical as well as psychological injuries and who may be medicated to the point that they cannot function in society.

14 posted on 12/03/2012 2:10:02 PM PST by O6ret
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To: deoetdoctrinae
"The NFL is a business. They take notice when viewers turn the channel."

Costas has been a flaming lib for decades. Anyone who tuned into the game last weekend was willing to overlook all his prior screeds and idiot commentary.

Next week will be no different.

15 posted on 12/03/2012 2:11:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tenacious 1

“We want politics out of the NFL. I didn’t watch the 2nd half of the game after Costas puked his stupidity all over his mic.”

Same here. Ruined my day even further after the Bears lost...


16 posted on 12/03/2012 2:15:29 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Tenacious 1

Turned it off myself. F the NFL. I’m done with them. I say we jump on the concussion bandwagon and bankrupt their ass.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 2:19:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

18 posted on 12/03/2012 2:20:25 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: deoetdoctrinae

One of my co-workers opined this morning that Costas should have said that he never would have been killed if slavery had not been banned because he would have been out in the field working. /s^2


19 posted on 12/03/2012 2:32:35 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Costas fits the saying: “You can’t fix stupid!”


20 posted on 12/03/2012 2:34:18 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: deoetdoctrinae

To see Clueless Costas blithely skip into the middle of this tragedy with such shallow and demonstrably false assumptions belies his reputation as a heretofore respected reporter.

Excuse me?? When did Costas become a respectable reporter??


21 posted on 12/03/2012 2:34:53 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Costas has a constitutional right to state his opinion but he has no right to use his position as a highly-paid (reportedly 5 million per year - so he can hire bodyguards) TV sports announcer to hijack a tragedy and use it as a vehicle to attack the Second Amendment as part of his commentary on a football game. Oh, I forgot. He works at NBC. Never mind.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 2:35:37 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: driftdiver

I’m in the business. Emails to the Director of Marketing of any major sponsor to the NFL WILL have repercussions - ESPECIALLY in this economy.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 2:40:17 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: DWC

I graduated a few years before he did and before they opened HS South. There was only CHS back when I graduated. I kept a 12 gauge in the trunk and after classes drove around behind the HS to the end of the development to my friends house. We walked into the fields and woods there and hunted quail and rabbits and an occasional pheasant would show up.

If costas would have seen us with our weapons the little sissy-Mary would have ‘shipped’ himself


24 posted on 12/03/2012 2:40:17 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

NFL Firearms Policy:

“Prohibitions. Whether possessed legally or illegally, guns and other weapons of any kind are dangerous. You and your family can easily be the losers if you carry or keep these items in your home. You must not possess these weapons while traveling on League-related business or whenever you are on the premises of the following:

• A facility owned, operated, or being used by an NFL club (for example, training camp, dormitory, locker room, workout site, parking area, team bus, team plane, team hotel/motel);

• A stadium or any other venue being used for an NFL event (for example, a game, practice, or promotion);

• A facility owned or operated by the NFL or any League company. Put simply, the League, the Players Association, and law enforcement authorities urge you to recognize that you must not possess a gun or other weapon at any time you are performing any service for your team or the NFL.”

Belcher violated this policy when he took the gun to the sports complex. I’m not trying to be glib or cute...just pointing out that policies and laws cannot stop people from homocidal behaviour. He shot the woman 9 times...I imagine that lack of a gun would not have stopped his rage. He could have used any variety of weapons (to include his fists) to attack her.

Its a terrible tragedy...which equals ‘opportunity’ to people like Costas. It is fairly rare for legally posessed guns to be used in a murder...and Costas is smart enough to be able to look that up. He just choses not to.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 2:46:50 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Vaquero

Calling him a sissy mary is too kind.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 2:47:11 PM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Tiny Bob is still full of himself after the Sandusky interview.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 2:55:02 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Rush's point on his show today applies common sense; (paraphrasing) unless in a rare fluke circumstance, a firearm will not kill anybody or anything by itself. Just like a knife, a stone, a club etc., any weapon used on a personal level has to first be in the hands of a human. It is asinine/moronic to accuse an inanimate object as the cause of injury to anything or anybody. Rush challenged any gun grabber to show him where a firearm killed somebody by itself.
28 posted on 12/03/2012 2:57:56 PM PST by drypowder
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To: deoetdoctrinae

This is just another example of the liberal left using the death or shooting of a ‘celebrity’ to advancetheir gun elimination cause. It is disgusting to see Bob Costas,et al standing on the coffin of some poor unfortunate soul(s)trying to get trackion their assinine cause. “they would be alive today except for the gun”. LIAR LIAR LIAR.

GET THIS SH*T OFF THE AIR, ESPECIALLY ON NFL GAMES.

I will continue to watch NFL games but I will boycot the sponsors if this is not taken care of immediately.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I don’t listen to Costas...If there was a debate between him and President Zero, the winner would be the people NOT WATCHING IT!!!


30 posted on 12/03/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Here we are noticing Bob and talking about him for the first time in 20 years (and googling “Ndamukong Suh” long enough to find out he’s not Asian before we forget him again), so I guess it worked out for Bob (and Ndamukong).


31 posted on 12/03/2012 3:02:32 PM PST by x
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Where is the best place to send an email?

help@profootballtalk.com?

If you go to the NFL website, the contact link says you should only use it if you have a problem with the website.

32 posted on 12/03/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: driftdiver

I turned off the game and sent NBC an email!!


33 posted on 12/03/2012 3:29:59 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Costas quoted Jason Whitlock, and longtime sports writer for the KC Red Star.

Whitlock is not known as a “deep thinker.”

Mark


34 posted on 12/03/2012 3:38:52 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: driftdiver
The NFL will be the NFFL in 20 yrs or less.....

National Flag Football League.

35 posted on 12/03/2012 3:44:27 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Osage Orange

He is a dumb S*^%# and has no business speaking about something he knows nothing about...


36 posted on 12/03/2012 3:51:54 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Osage Orange

Probably less once players fall under workers comp and OSHA rules.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 3:52:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Costas may have quoted Jason Whitlock, but he came across as strongly endorsing the same conclusion. He blamed the gun for the murder not the individual. We all know Belcher could just have easily used his own fists, a knife, baseball bat, or whatever. Football was the only left that I watched on NBC. As of half time Sunday night, I will never, ever, tune in to a single program on the NBC network, sorry “ba$turds”.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 3:54:52 PM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: MarkL
Whitlock is a numbskull..........

Obamabot....

39 posted on 12/03/2012 3:56:22 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: ImNotLying

BUMP

Costas chose the quote on purpose, because he agreed with it. End of story. Costas should be ridiculed and called what he is, a fool with a political axe to grind.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 3:58:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: driftdiver
Probably right...............

As it is...you can't hardly touch a QB without it being a flag. Thus, may as well make it flag football.

41 posted on 12/03/2012 4:20:48 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Osage Orange

ask the Georgia QB about that on the interception return


42 posted on 12/03/2012 4:22:28 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: eyedigress
Turned it off myself. F the NFL. I’m done with them. I say we jump on the concussion bandwagon and bankrupt their ass.

Right on! Between the panty-waste pink as a fashion for boob awareness, the mamby-pamby whining about how dangerous football has become, the PC BS associated with having women on the field and in the locker room and now 2nd Amendment politics.... Here is another great American thing that, though the noblest of goody for all intentions, is being relegated to mediocrity.

You want fix the concussion issue? Make them play without pads and helmets. The injuries would be a lot bloodier but the brains would be saved. Let the cheerleaders promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Football player don't get breast cancer that often. Every call doesn't have to be right. It's a fast game. Rank the refs and publish it. Pay them based on their rank. Get the F#$@k out of politics. No politicians should be allowed to say "NFL" by trademark infringement. That would make the game better.

Costas should be knee capped with a mace. An a$$hole rich football player murders the mother of his own 3 month old child, goes to his coaches to feel sorry for him, blows his brains out in front of them, and Costas wants to talk about gun control legislation? There are about 20 different subjects (many of which would also be pithy) concerning the issue before you should ever get to interpretation of the Constitution.

Costas should be fired. If someone ordered him to read that crap, they should be fired too and Costas should be fired for not telling them to screw off.

43 posted on 12/03/2012 4:28:06 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel
Emails to the Director of Marketing of any major sponsor to the NFL WILL have repercussions

Lead us. Who do I write to?

44 posted on 12/03/2012 4:33:39 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Osage Orange

National Felon Football League would be more appropriate.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 4:36:36 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: mirkwood

Fire that socialist piece of crap. Democrats and the media want us all to be slaves of the federal government .And they want to take our guns away so that we cannot defend ourselves against criminals nor against the evil government. Stupid democrats trust government and willingly vote for their own enslavement . Idiot liberals.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 4:49:50 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: BooBoo1000

On talk radio today, a caller said that anyone who is afraid of guns, and/or doesn’t own one, should have nothing to say against the 2nd Amendment.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 5:02:01 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Thank you for the ping, deoetdoctrinae.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 5:04:14 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: stevio
Where is the best place to send an email?

Darn good question! I've gone through the NFL website, as well as using search engines, and cannot for the life of me find ANY e-mail address for anyone in the NFL, from the commissioner down to the janitorial staff. Will keep looking, and advise if I find anything.

49 posted on 12/03/2012 5:14:01 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
I sent one here:

help@profootballtalk.com

50 posted on 12/03/2012 5:15:05 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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