Skip to comments.Bob Costas: I Was Talking About The "Gun Culture," Not Gun Control
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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The more he opens up his pie hole, the more enemy he makes.
The more he opens up his pie hole, the more enemy he makes.
Exactly. Costas just needs to shut up already.
Keep talking, Bob.
Doesn’t have the guts to say hip hop culture.
That’s quite the hole you’re standing in, Bob. Keep diggin’...
The Rule of Holes...
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.
what’s the only thing he can do? Kiss OJ’s ass?
We have a winner!
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.
I sometimes call it something else that is a bad word.
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.
“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.
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.
I've been hitting the remote when he's come on for years.
Son, Bless your heart..., you still talkin’? er diggin’?
I’m still amazed that he is tacitly implying that an NFL linebacker couldn’t have killed a 120 lb woman without a gun.
Eric (Fast and Furious) Holder thanks you from the bottom of his black heart.
I guess it’s better than biting the hand that feeds you and talking about the “Pro Athlete Thug” culture.
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.
Costas will be on Bill O’Reilly tonight - Battle of the Bobbleheads.
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.
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.
I AM THE GUN CULTURE.
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!
He is the main reason I will not watch MNF.
Because guns are "bad."
How many Hollywood types and musicians have taken their lives without the use of a gun?
Reason # 58 not to have a television.
Sounds like racial profiling to me.
everyone knows that it wasn’t possible to kill anyone prior to the invention of guns!
Costas needs the Jimmy the Greek treatment.
When I watch Football on TV, I mute the sound, so I can watch the game without the sportscaster blather. They add nothing
Bob Costas - poster-mannikin for the Conceptually Handicapped.
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
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.
Costas needs to learn mike control.
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.
Like Jarred Allen. He is a big hunter and sportsman. Bet he owns plenty.
Gun Culture, eh?
I’ll give him “gun culture”: 94 million plus gun owners didn’t commit a crime yesterday.
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.
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.
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.