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Charles Barkley Talks Guns With Bob Costas: I Carry a Gun Because I Just Feel Safer With It
The Blaze ^ | 12/5/12 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 12/05/2012 2:35:10 PM PST by Nachum

Reacting to Bob Costas’ controversial halftime gun control lecture on Sunday night, retired NBA all-star Charles Barkley said he carries “a real gun” because he feels “safer with it.”

Barkley, appearing on “Costas Tonight,” said he doesn’t think the nation has a “gun culture” but rather a “crime culture” especially “in the black community.”

“You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant,” Barkley said. “And I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens, but being black, this is something you deal with all the time. And it’s just sad. I’m a guy, I carry a gun. I carry a gun.”

Costas then pointed out that Barkley lives in Arizona where he can “legally carry a gun.”

“Even when I lived in Philadelphia, I’ve had a gun, I’ve carried a gun in my car every year in my life since I was 21, 22. Never had to use it,” Barkley added.

“Are you packing right now?” Costas asked jokingly. “Just being sure.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barkely; costas; gun
John McEnroe? He didn't need a gun to abuse his wife.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant,” Barkley said. “And I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens, but being black, this is something you deal with all the time. And it’s just sad. I’m a guy, I carry a gun. I carry a gun.”

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Wow! Barky actually said something that made sense.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 2:40:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who carries a non Real gun????!


3 posted on 12/05/2012 2:48:38 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stunning, isn’t it?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 2:54:35 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: Nachum
“You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant,” Barkley said. “And I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens, but being black, this is something you deal with all the time. And it’s just sad. I’m a guy, I carry a gun. I carry a gun.”

My GOSH, Barkley is a racist for saying that!! /s (if the Has Been Media would tell like it is!!)

5 posted on 12/05/2012 2:58:13 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

First step... state the truth.

Next step... then ask why. Maybe, it has to do with the family or lack of.

Final step... fix it.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 3:01:34 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Responsibility2nd

Barkley just ended his TV career.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 3:03:41 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Nachum

Someone should drop Bob off in a select neighborhood in the hood. He has to be scruffily dressed. And leave him there.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 3:04:09 PM PST by petitfour
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To: reagandemocrat

No, he didn’t. He just went up a notch in my book. Despite his attendance at Auburn. RTR


9 posted on 12/05/2012 3:05:20 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Yeah it amazes me why white liberals don’t “diversify” minority neighborhoods


10 posted on 12/05/2012 3:06:28 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: petitfour

Hope you’re right. But look what happened to Bill Cosby, Justice Thomas, Herman Cain and others who contradict liberal doctrine—they get shunned and called “Uncle Tom”.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 3:10:31 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: petitfour

Actually he should be dropped off in innter city and then rural america where everybody owns a gun and knows how to use it... He would then see that it isn’t gun issue but a cultural problem. He might figure out that when a community has an 80% out of wedlock birth rate, there is a problem and an inimimate object isn’t the problem.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 3:18:28 PM PST by scbison
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To: Nachum

bkmk


13 posted on 12/05/2012 3:21:57 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: reagandemocrat

Barkley is an extreme liberal. He’s talked politics many times on NBA Tonight. He’ll suffer no consequences. But, he will turn around and vote for gun control, but ignore it for himself because rules don’t apply to him.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 3:25:13 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: ExCTCitizen

Of course he is right. The irony is that a hundred years ago, a black community was generally as peaceable as an Irish one. The murder rate in this country was remarkably low. Even prohibition, which greatly enriched the criminal class in America didn’t lead to the level of violence we see in this country today. What the heck happened?


15 posted on 12/05/2012 3:31:32 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: scbison

There is that. Seventy years ago, there were plenty of fatherless boys in a black neighborhood, but they were kept in line by the older men, During the sixties, the young guys began to lose respect for any adult males. the “uncles” who kept order.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

Drugs and mass media.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 3:35:47 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: RobbyS
Even prohibition, which greatly enriched the criminal class in America didn’t lead to the level of violence we see in this country today. What the heck happened?

Two things:

The War on Poverty. And bussing.

LBJ found a way to destroy families. A federal judge found a way to destroy neighborhoods.

Next question...

18 posted on 12/05/2012 3:40:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Nachum

“But it would take extreme circumstances for me to even touch it.”

Exactly, this is something the liberals do not understand, every liberal anti thinks I want to use it to get a better parking space or shoot someone if they blow their horn.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 3:52:42 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: RobbyS
Of course he is right. The irony is that a hundred years ago, a black community was generally as peaceable as an Irish one. The murder rate in this country was remarkably low. Even prohibition, which greatly enriched the criminal class in America didn’t lead to the level of violence we see in this country today. What the heck happened?

Just my two cents, but I suspect the increase in violent crime has several causes:

virtual elimination of the death penalty and the rebranding of criminals as misunderstood 'victims' not responsible for their behavior

the rise of rap music and glamorization of violence

the increase rise of bastard children with no father in the home

explosive growth of drugs and gangs

20 posted on 12/05/2012 4:07:54 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Nachum

Good for Barkley! I wish he would have asked Costas what he thinks about the endemic violence in the Culture of Sports that Costas makes his living pimping. What percentage of NFL players are felons compared to the general population, Bob?


21 posted on 12/05/2012 4:08:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: RobbyS

What happened?

There are no more musicals.

We have a depraved culture that is entertained by wrong-minded behavior and has lost sight of moral values.

When killing babies is sanctified life holds no value and that permeates our society.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 4:18:46 PM PST by A message
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To: TigersEye

Funny, I thought the same thing, Which is why I don’t watch or care about sports anymore. Most of these “athletes” belong in prison or should be shunned from society, remember what they did to Steve Garvey after he cheated on his wife, nowadays it would be- atta boy.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:22:02 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Responsibility2nd
Over the years Barkley has said a lot of things that have made sense. Trouble is he is not the usual dancing bear for the media whorehouse, so he gets short shrift sometimes.
24 posted on 12/05/2012 4:30:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

“You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant,” Barkley said. “And I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens, but being black, this is something you deal with all the time. And it’s just sad. I’m a guy, I carry a gun. I carry a gun.”

If a white man had expressed his fear of young black males in an equal manner he would be hounded to death by Messrs. Jackson/Sharpton and the unashamed hit men would be the MSM


25 posted on 12/05/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by Cyman
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To: RobbyS
That's a very imaginative take on reality. Of course seventy years ago there was a World War on, and many fatherless boys in all neighborhoods. The Black community back then was as cohesive as the white community, until a variety of postwar societal changes began to erode the Black family and community structure.
26 posted on 12/05/2012 4:39:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Conserev1
Who carries a non Real gun????!

Could refer to stun guns.

27 posted on 12/05/2012 4:46:31 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: eyeamok
I have never had any interest in professional sports so I don't know who Steve Garvey is. But I take your point. It's easy to see that society gets more upset about abusing dogs than it does getting into fights, abusing spouses, dealing drugs or murder. And it can get beyond the dog abuse too with the requisite amount of 'tut tutting' in the public square.

"He's sorry now AND HE CAN TAKE OUR TEAM TO THE PLAYOFFS!"

28 posted on 12/05/2012 4:47:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tomorrow, he’ll claim he was misquoted on tape...


29 posted on 12/05/2012 5:01:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: hinckley buzzard

There were always many black women with kids and no father. Several times the number as in white neighborhoods. That’s what I saw, and you can look up the statistics. Of course, lots of black families were working like hell to hold things together. They were gaining, as Charles Murray tells us. Then came the ‘60s, and the kids stopped talking to their fathers and uncles, and “uncles” and disrespecting them for working their behinds off for a little gain. Washing tools instead of working on a drilling rig, which they could have done as well as a white guy. Trying to to persuade their suns that there was a small pot of gold, somewhere.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 7:49:26 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
Barkley, appearing on "Costas Tonight," said he doesn't think the nation has a "gun culture" but rather a "crime culture" especially "in the black community." "You know, we as black people always, we don't have respect for one another. You know, we've got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant," Barkley said. "And I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens, but being black, this is something you deal with all the time. And it's just sad. I'm a guy, I carry a gun. I carry a gun."
I was told by a coworker, some years ago, and yes, she happened to be black, that every black man you see (this was in the 'hood, where I worked) was carrying a gun, concealed of course, and quite illegally. And it made perfect sense. She mentioned this right after the shopkeeper right across the street from my workplace, and yes, he happened to be black, and an ex-con, shot a robber to death, and yes, the robber happened to be black.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 9:25:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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