Costas Digs a Deeper Hole

Jan Morgan

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In his efforts to spin the multiple mistakes he made by spouting wrong information about guns, Costas goes on O’Reilly and digs a deeper hole. Geezzzzeee.. I need to spend some time educating this man on the 2nd Amendment as well as how to man up and simply admit he made a mistake, was not properly informed on the issue of gun control or just be honest and admit he is against the right of citizens to own guns and be done with it.

Here is what I posted in an article earlier this week about Costas and his anti-gun spew over the weekend:

Watching Bob Costas’s anti-2nd Amendment rant last night reminded me of the quote:
“Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

In a segment about 90 seconds long, Costas paraphrased and quoted extensively from a piece by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock. Perhaps the most ridiculous quote was “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

Both Costas and Whitlock are entitled to their misguided opinions, but should people be subjected to an anti-gun lecture in the middle of a football game?
Even more outrageous than that is the fact that much of the information Costas spewed in his rant was wrong.

What Costas and Whitlock fail to comprehend is that people don’t have to have a gun to commit suicide. A gun did not kill Jovan Belcher. He killed himself. Guns don’t kill people. PEOPLE kill people.
Costas, quoting Whitlock, said, “handguns do not enhance our safety.”

On the contrary, Costas and Whitlock need to know that last year, GUNS were used in a self defense manner to SAVE THE LIVES of over 2 million people. In many of those cases, the gun owner never had to pull the trigger and shoot anyone. Simply pulling a gun stopped the attacker.

You have to wonder why people like Costas and Whitlock think that more gun control laws will magically make guns disappear? Have laws against illegal drugs made them disappear from use in this country?
Using Costas and Whitlocks’s argument, perhaps we should make cell phones illegal too since texting and driving has resulted in countless fatal car accidents.

For that matter, we could just eliminate cars too.

It amazes me that every time some fool uses a gun irresponsibly, all the remaining fools step up and demand guns be taken away from responsible gun owners. To HELL with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Apparently Costas and Whitlock didn’t give that much thought. It is obvious neither have done any research on the matter, otherwise they would see the foolishness in their position.

Should anyone have connections with either Mr. Costas or Whitlock, perhaps you could educate them a bit by sharing the following information:
* Cities and states in this country that have the most strict gun control laws, also have the highest crime rates. Cities and states in this country that have the least restrictive gun control laws have lower crime rates.
* According to the FBI, an average of 2 thousand times a day, 750 thousand times a year, guns are pulled by citizens to save lives..
*90 million gun owners with over 300 million guns killed no one last year.
* LAWS DO NOT STOP CRIMINALS FROM GETTING GUNS. CRIMINALS, THUGS, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALWAYS BE ARMED. Gun control laws only affect law abiding citizens as they are the only ones who abide by the laws. DUH.
* In the 20th century, 170 million people have been annihilated by their own governments AFTER BEING DISARMED. Gun Control has never been about guns.. it is about CONTROL. Our Founding Fathers knew this which is why they gave us the 2nd Amendment….
If Costas and Whitlock don’t like guns, they don’t have to own them. Their position that the rest of us should be restricted from owning them is un-American. Shame on them.
I would hate to be the wife of girlfriend of either of these wusses who apparently believe if someone breaks into their homes, the police will get there in time to save them (sorry, but that one makes me laugh out loud) or that they can perhaps hide or talk their way out of an attack.
Hopefully, the women in their lives, (if there are any) are smart enough to arm themselves and take personal responsibility for their own safety. Just think, if Belcher’s wife or mother had been armed when Belcher came barreling in with a gun, at least two of them might still be alive today.

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  • Costas is nothing more/nothing less than a progressive. O’Reilly let him off the hook on so many ludicrous talking points…

  • How about his little “tongue in cheek” Merry Christmas…what a POS. These wack job libs are the main reason I own a gun. They don’t get their gov’t “bacon” each month & they’ll turn primal.

  • I disagree, Jan. I think he is misguided, but I found nothing out of bounds with him here. One thing I do agree with him on, is the need for safety courses for people who buy military style weapons. We require tests to operate motor vehicles, and I think handling these types of weapons requires the same.

    I love your site, and appreciate what you stand for. God bless you!

    • CHinOhio

      EVERYONE who is a gun owner should have proper training. Military-style, handgun, whatever. If you have to register guns (those of us with them legally), you should have training, be able to show your registration card. If you are caught with a gun and do not have your registration card, you forfeit your weapons. That would potentially take a few illegally-owned guns out of the hands of criminals. I am not really for a full registration, but if that is what it takes, they already have my info anyway.

    • The new owners of guns are the only ones I have seen that don’t look safe handling their guns. A gun or rifle or “military style” rifle are all the same. the only difference is the location of safeties and how they load. Read the Owners manual when you purchase it in your home. Hunter safety courses are required to have a hunting license. Unfortunately here in the sate of Kalifornia you must pass a test before you can buy a gun for good or bad


  • CHinOhio

    Costas is no different than any other liberal progressive talking head that has access to the airwaves. I sent a scathing e-mail to NBC HQ yesterday, which of course, to date has not been replied to. So sick of lame stream media feeding kool-aid to the masses, many of whom are otherwise engaging and intelligent people.

    • CHinOhio

      I got an auto-reply that will probably never receive any further attention – WOO HOO!!!

  • Costas works off of assumptions rather than facts. Costas is simply wrong. Football players like other celebrities may simply want to recognize threats exist due to their celebrity status and take a proper precaution to protect themselves.

    As to his asinine insistence that we have a “gun culture” here in America – of course we do! It is enshrined in America’s 2nd Amendment. Our country was founded on the premise that the individual’s rights to resist unlawful force from another person or our own government was sacrosanct and morally correct.

    Finally, as to Costas assertion that more times than not, bad things happen where a gun is present, he should read John Lott’s book: More Guns = Less Crime. Lott handily puts that argument to rest by showing that firearms are used anywhere from 650,000 to over a million times a year to thwart crime.

  • ok bob lets talk domestic violence ,first off the courts create it ,any time you have an uneven playing field like the courts have created you will continue to see the violence ,the reason they have created this uneven playing field is two fold one is to keep them in biz and the other is to keep the attorneys in biz .thus you will never see a 50/50 split when it comes to courts and family law .most men will feel like a caged animal after the courts get done with them after divorce with kids

  • RJ

    If Costas were POTUS, it would really Costus!! Doesnt this ill-informed fellow american understand the simplicity of FACT that gun restrictions ONLY hurt everyday, lawfully prudent people, and has zero restrictive powers on thugs and criminals? The 2nd Amendment, along with all the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights is fundamentally why we live in the greatest nation on earth. I don’t hate Costas for his progressive view because hating isn’t the solution. Costas, for all his success as a fine sports broadcaster, is just ignorant on this topic and should have kept his uninformed opinion to himself. He looked intimidated and scared on O’Reilly and was overly defensive. And I do agree that Bill let him off the hook way too easy.

    • PistolPaKnPoppy

      I agree with you wholeheartedly on everything you said EXCEPT…Costas is NOT ignorant! He knows EXACTLY what he said & why he said it! He is an ANTI 2A PROGRESSIVE! You RJ, are a GR8 AMERICAN…

  • LDMartin1959

    “CRIMINALS, THUGS, AND THE GOVERNMENT…” Isn’t that redundant?

  • My favorite part – Gun Control isn’t about GUNS, it’s about CONTROL…If guns weren’t around, they’d be wanting to take away something else – they already tell us (or try to) what to eat, drink, drive and everything else if they can. Control is the big thing!

  • Bill missed his chance…He had Costas admitting that the @nd Ammendment is two-fold, personal protection and a tyranical government. Therefore we as citizens should have access to the same firepower that ANY of our enemies MAY have.!!! Bill let Mr Costas off the hook on that part!!

  • Conservativesniper

    It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.–Mark Twain

  • Conservativesniper

    Only cops and the military should have body armor? So now I can’t even protect myself in a passive manner? Screw you Bob!!!!

  • Sweets

    Using the same rationale as those who are anti-2nd amendment, I don’t like tomatoes so they shouldn’t be sold or available to anyone. It makes about as much sense as these idiots shouting for more gun control.

  • We need to ban subways too, since the guy in New York used a subway train as his weapon…

  • zonky

    o boy…Costas the long-held intellectual of sportscasting now revealed to be mainstream media hubris. And JW? He just likes to be a lightning rod. What really amazes me is neither of these fellows mentioned the influence of the football culture- just claiming our gun culture is responsible. HA! Let’s see… 15 yrs of significantly rewarding someone for rage & mayhem under the guise of ‘sport’, then blame the tool. The culprit is the actor’s brain, not his hand.

  • “Criminals, thugs, and the Government.” Isn’t that being triply redundant??????

  • erndog66

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  • Costas that’s why you don’t quote other people, you make up your own damn mind and STICK TO YOUR GUNS! Right jan? 😉

  • glm

    O’reilly should have a fact-checker right there to dispute some of the stuff Costas was spewing, the guns Costas was talking about are Illegally owned and carried. Legal gum owners are well-trained and wouldn’t be firing back at the Joker shooter in some pell-mell fashion. He’d know this if he ever bothered to ask LEGAL gun owners, but that would take away from his hollywood-left talking points