COSTAS: OPEN MOUTH, INSERT BOTH FEET
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.