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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.”

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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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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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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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