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Bob Costas: I Was Talking About The "Gun Culture," Not Gun Control
RCP Video ^ | 12-5-2012

Posted on 12/05/2012 12:32:09 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

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BOB COSTAS: "...... What I was talking about here, and I'm sorry if that wasn't clear to everybody, was a gun culture. I never mentioned the Second Amendment. I never used the words gun control. ......"

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Backlash getting to him .......

The more he opens up his pie hole, the more enemy he makes.

1 posted on 12/05/2012 12:32:14 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

The more he opens up his pie hole, the more enemy he makes.

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Exactly. Costas just needs to shut up already.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 12:33:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Keep talking, Bob.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 12:34:26 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Doesn’t have the guts to say hip hop culture.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: Sir Napsalot

That’s quite the hole you’re standing in, Bob. Keep diggin’...


5 posted on 12/05/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Rule of Holes...


6 posted on 12/05/2012 12:35:17 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
He's gonna need a shovel with a longer handle.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/05/2012 12:35:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Heh, at the very bottom of the MSM barrel (even below Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite) are the sportscasters.

Bob, you’re a simple minded buffoon. Stick to the only thing you can do, and leave conscious thought to others.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 12:35:35 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

what’s the only thing he can do? Kiss OJ’s ass?


9 posted on 12/05/2012 12:37:27 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Too late Bob Costas. You gotta go. Take a hike.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 12:38:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DManA

We have a winner!


11 posted on 12/05/2012 12:38:44 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Hey, Bob. Be honest-say it's the ghetto gang bangers and pop culture influence that we are infiltrated with in society.
12 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Costas needs to make one more statement. Something along the lines of:

“I would just like to confirm what is abundantly apparent to everyone at this point. I am an idiot. I am barely capable of sentient thought. Anything I have ever said should be completely ignored as the ramblings of mush headed dolt who should have never said anything. As a matter of fact, I will never say anything ever again.”

Then the world will can the enjoy blessed silence of a mute Costas.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:27 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Sir Napsalot

Dance, varmint.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:49 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DManA

I sometimes call it something else that is a bad word.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:49 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sir Napsalot
"What I was talking about here, and I'm sorry if that wasn't clear to everybody, was a gun culture. I never mentioned the Second Amendment. I never used the words gun control. People inferred that. Now do I believe we need more comprehensive and more sensible gun control legislation? Yes, I do. That doesn't mean repeal the Second Amendment. That doesn't mean a prohibition on somebody having a gun to protect their home and their family. It means sensible and more comprehensive gun control legislation." - Bob Costas

Translation: I want it to be so difficult to purchase and be licensed to own a gun that no one will be able to do it. That way, we keep citizens from having guns but can pretend that we haven't really violated the Second Amendment. I'm sure that criminals will be happy to obey all the new, stricter gun laws. I also believe in unicorns. Really.

16 posted on 12/05/2012 12:41:25 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Gun Culture, not Gun Control.”

Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other.
We know what the hell you meant.
I’m curious, Bob. Just how would you change the “Gun Culture” if not with more “Gun Control”? Oh, maybe you’d start a movement to expel all the gangster wannabe football players? No. I didn’t think so. Just talk about football, Bob, and keep your anti-gun opinions to yourself.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 12:41:25 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think Bob is afraid of the football players he talks and writes about. I wonder if he has the guts to talk to some of them in person about their gun ownership and why such big, strong scary-looking men need guns. I could name a few who would be interesting to hear from.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:25 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Responsibility2nd
Looks like he's not used to being questioned. "I am Bob Costas, my mere presence means the event I'm covering is important, and after I have pontificated, there is simply nothing else to add."

I've been hitting the remote when he's come on for years.

19 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:36 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Sir Napsalot

Son, Bless your heart..., you still talkin’? er diggin’?


20 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:53 PM PST by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m still amazed that he is tacitly implying that an NFL linebacker couldn’t have killed a 120 lb woman without a gun.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Screw you, Costas, you're nothing more than a useful idiot.

Eric (Fast and Furious) Holder thanks you from the bottom of his black heart.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 12:47:22 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I guess it’s better than biting the hand that feeds you and talking about the “Pro Athlete Thug” culture.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 12:49:01 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Sir Napsalot
BS, he said owning a hand gun does not make you more safe. That is a lie and he is a liar.
24 posted on 12/05/2012 12:51:20 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I never mentioned the Second Amendment. I never used the words gun control. People inferred that. Now do I believe we need more comprehensive and more sensible gun control legislation? Yes, I do. That doesn't mean repeal the Second Amendment. That doesn't mean a prohibition on somebody having a gun to protect their home and their family. It means sensible and more comprehensive gun control legislation.

Hey Bob, you just mentioned gun control twice, you idiot.

Funny how he opened his big mouth and jumped into a political discussion, now he's reeling because he found out that people don't necessarily agree with him.

Welcome to the party, Bob! maybe you should stick to sports, jackass.

25 posted on 12/05/2012 12:51:41 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Costas will be on Bill O’Reilly tonight - Battle of the Bobbleheads.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 12:52:00 PM PST by dainbramaged (My dog can talk - but she's a liar.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Talk about lying via stupid word games!! He denounced the idea that anyone should have a hand-gun in pretty clear intent. I do not remember the exact words; but the whole thrust was against anyone needing a handgun.

There are many situations where a handgun would be necessary; a rifle not accessible, or with insufficient room to maneuver same..

Costas was only an hysterical crack-pot, Sunday night. Now he is also a lying, but still hysterical, crack-pot.

William Flax

27 posted on 12/05/2012 12:54:29 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: Sir Napsalot

First, faux apology (wrong venue) didn’t work, then it is ‘I was misunderstood’ routine.

Quote as saying “Without the gun(s), two people would be alive today” (paraphrasing) comment made it very clear Bob Costas did not blame our CULTURE for the two deaths.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 12:54:29 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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...and every time “gun culture” comes up, you can hear a pin drop in Hollywood.
29 posted on 12/05/2012 12:54:37 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: SIDENET
“Handguns do not enhance our safety.”

Bob Costas

30 posted on 12/05/2012 12:57:20 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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I'm a middle-aged, college educated, professional white male. Married with three kids and no criminal history.

I AM THE GUN CULTURE.

FU Costas.

31 posted on 12/05/2012 12:59:08 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Bob who?

Oh. A sportscaster?

Why should I give a flying fig what some guy who yaps about a flipping game for a living thinks?

For that matter, why should anyone?

The only worthwhile change to "gun culture" would be repealing all the nonsense prohibitions since the NFA of '34 (and I'm including that one, too).

No paperwork, no registration on the sly, no BS, just plunk down the money and take it home. Order one through the mail. Common Sense and reasonable all in one!

32 posted on 12/05/2012 12:59:53 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Sir Napsalot

He is the main reason I will not watch MNF.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:29 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
and every time “gun culture” comes up, you can hear a pin drop in Hollywood.

Because guns are "bad."

How many Hollywood types and musicians have taken their lives without the use of a gun?

34 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:53 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: dainbramaged

Reason # 58 not to have a television.


35 posted on 12/05/2012 1:02:38 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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"Gun culture?"

Sounds like racial profiling to me.

36 posted on 12/05/2012 1:08:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Sir Napsalot

everyone knows that it wasn’t possible to kill anyone prior to the invention of guns!

/s


37 posted on 12/05/2012 1:08:52 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Costas needs the Jimmy the Greek treatment.


38 posted on 12/05/2012 1:09:22 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

When I watch Football on TV, I mute the sound, so I can watch the game without the sportscaster blather. They add nothing


39 posted on 12/05/2012 1:10:50 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Bob Costas - poster-mannikin for the Conceptually Handicapped.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 1:14:35 PM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I am also concerned about a “gun culture”, but Costas would be much more credible in his clarification if he was not so quick to put forth so much drivel that is aligned with that put out by the gun-grabbers. He could have started by not giving the time of day to a columnist whose drivel was 100% aligned with gun-grabbing.

As with all things liberal, he who controls the meaning of words and phrases controls the outcome of the debate. So, what, exactly, does this columnist mean by a “gun culture”?

By his own words, I guess it means a “culture” where the NRA can hand out both guns and drugs to inner city youth. Am I off base by questioning just how many of these youth would qualify to legally possess a firearm to begin with? Since it is a felony for a felon to even possess, let alone own, a firearm, then what world does this columnist living in? I guess one where unicorns fart Skittles while traversing an rainbow made out of Arizona Tea and cough syrup.

But this is the piece that Costas endorsed by reading on the air, not some piece that discussed, for example, what kind thorough instruction in the safety and law that same columnist would receive when he enrolls in any class in his home town for his concealed carry permit.

Costas, by his words, implied that felons for whom a handgun was just another tool with which to commit violence on others where indistinguishable from concealed carry permitees, despite the vast difference in outcomes. He just slandered the 100,000+ permitees in Missouri, and likened us to inner city thugs.

In the highly unlikely event that Costas is reading this, and the unlikely event that he cares to do just a little homework, I would direct him to a study published by the National Center for Policy Analysis:

Texas Concealed Handgun Carriers:Law-abiding Public Benefactors
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba324

Excerpt:

In an unpublished report, engineering statistician William Sturdevant found that concealed carry licensees had arrest rates far lower than the general population for every category of crime. For instance:

Licensees were 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the general public - 127 per 100,000 population versus 730 per 100,000.

Licensees were 14 times less likely to be arrested for nonviolent offenses than the general public - 386 per 100,000 population versus 5,212 per 100,000.

Further, the general public is 1.4 times more likely to be arrested for murder than licensees [ see Figure I ], and no licensee had been arrested for negligent manslaughter.

It turns out that people who get their concealed carry permits are in a demographic is the just about the least likely to commit a crime with a gun. Indeed, they are about the least likely identifiable population group to commit ANY crimes that can be identified.

By being so careless with his words, Costas has just slandered a lot of people who otherwise would be his fans. He certainly has slandered a lot of his fellow citizens. Our Dear Leader is fond of scolding us about “teaching moments”. This is certainly one if Costas cares to learn.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 1:14:53 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Sir Napsalot
Bob Costas: I Was Talking About The "Gun Thug Culture,"

Fixed.

42 posted on 12/05/2012 1:15:23 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Costas needs to learn mike control.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 1:17:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot

He’s a sportscaster, I guess he forgot about that for moment. Sports. What a word. Hmmmm... who watches sports.

If he wants to keep that career goin’, he’d better talk to some sports/hunting guys, develop a new hobby.

Sportscasters do not need to appeal to metrosexuals. And the olympics don’t count because nobody really cares any more now that new left elites at NBC ruined them.

IMHO.


44 posted on 12/05/2012 1:21:30 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: petitfour

Like Jarred Allen. He is a big hunter and sportsman. Bet he owns plenty.


45 posted on 12/05/2012 1:21:45 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sir Napsalot

Gun Culture, eh?

I’ll give him “gun culture”: 94 million plus gun owners didn’t commit a crime yesterday.


46 posted on 12/05/2012 1:21:45 PM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Mr Costa. When you and your cohorts march up to my door to take my guns please wear a bright pink shirt. I do not want to miss you.
Thank you for your time. Please purchase that shirt soon.


47 posted on 12/05/2012 1:22:56 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: DManA

Yeah, he couldn’t really say exactly what culture has a problem with guns,

and the most common name amongst that culture is NOT “Billy Bob”.

Now, if he wants to say there’s a problem culture out there, the black urban “hip-hop” culture, yeah, he’s right. That culture is a bane on society.

Say it Bob.


48 posted on 12/05/2012 1:26:23 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Costas is an idiot but the guy I really wanna see get scrutinized like this is Chris Collinsworth. He is always running his arrogant mouth.


49 posted on 12/05/2012 1:30:07 PM PST by lesko
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To: Sir Napsalot
We knew what you meant.
50 posted on 12/05/2012 1:32:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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