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Blatant Anti-Gun Propaganda on Sunday Night Football

Ok, first I want to note that I know football and tv is stupid and pollutes your brain and all that, so I don't really want to talk about that.

Anyway, it was on in the background and I just heard Bob Costas, during half time, give a monologue on the recent tragedy where a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker murdered his child and girlfriend and then commit suicide. I wasn't paying attention to most of it, but at the end he added something to the effect of: regardless of political beliefs I know this "If Javon Belcher had not had a gun in his house he and Kasandra would be alive today". Unbelievable!!! You just can't hide from it. It's dangerous to have TV's around children. I said I didn't want to talk about it, but sheesh, it pollutes your brain.

**UPDATE Video:

http://www.dailypaul.com/265037/bob-costas-on-hand-guns-duri...

Here is the Actual quote thanks to tama:

"Well, you knew it was coming.

In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: “something like this really puts it all in perspective.”

Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.

Please. Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective.

You want some actual perspective on this?

Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well, that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.

“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”

“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

“In the coming days, (Jovan) Belcher’s actions” and their possible connections to football, “will be analyzed…. Who knows?”

But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher “didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

The second half is next, from Dallas."

-Bob Costas



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If you're anti-gun you are a racist

why are handguns so bad, because black people have them. That's it. These media dolts are racists to the core.

There is too much paranoia on this topic

You guys get side-tracked.

The gov't does not need an armed military to control people.

We've been the most armed civilian society in the world and CORPORATISM has not even blinked at our lawn signs, blimps, parties, gun rallies, voting-lobbying efforts, and protests -- SO WHY OH WHY would you think a hunk of metal is going to change that; if we can lose it all with guns what would we lose if they put certifications on guns them?

If I could open-carry my gun (broad daylight), in a holster, I would allow them to put an RFID chip in it -- It's not the cops or military that makes me want to defend myself.

I would also be fine, if they allowed open carry, if they put new gun owners through a psych-eval, hunting, safety, and combat certifications -- Would give a lot of jobs to retired military (Navy SEALs, Rangers, Green Beret, PJ's, etc).

My gun is not kept in a place where I could easily get to it (if someone were to come through my front door right now it would all be hand to hand / knife / baseball batt -- in close-quarters I would fair pretty well. My gun (in California) is never on me -- so it is useless (as is).

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Pot call kettle black.

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The Real Belcher Story

This radio show caller says Belcher should have been dead twelve years ago. Describes him as an "animal".

http://www.schnittshow.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsartic...

He could easily have killed his wife with out a gun...

Knife of some blunt instrument, could have strangled her.

And how many are

alive today because they DID own guns? Costas is a limousine liberal like all the rest. They can hire private security and live in safe places. They really disdain the poor and the little guy. What a disgusting windbag. He just picked the wrong demographic to preach to, he should have saved it for "The View" or NPR, places he'd really fit in.

Costas can say what he

Costas can say what he wants.

What he said is as ridiculous (maybe not quite) as certain people like Beck or Alex Jones who claim that the government is coming to take away our guns. Didn't Alex Jones say that all guns would be banned by 2010 back in 2008?

I support the rights of gun owners not only because or moral reasons, but because the evidence shows that gun control is largely ineffective, and largely does the exact opposite of its intention; it puts guns in the hands of criminals but not law-abiding citizens. Moreover, it is a matter of freedom. If an irresponsible idiot owns I gun, I would probably agree that he shouldn't have one. But it is his right to own one.

True, gun control does lower homicide rates. But that is it. It increases general crime, robberies, violent crimes, assaults, etc.

As a matter of policy, I think a great thing that we could do in America would be to offer, if not mandate, public gun training. In countries like Switzerland they go even further, by mandating training, enforcing maintanence of your gun, and serial-numbering your ammo so that they can see if it has been used in a crime.

I even think it would be Constitutional, as the 2nd amendment stipulates the importance of a well-regulated militia.

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Gun Control Does Lower Homicide Rates?

Where did you get the information that gun control lower homicide rates? Is this true in Chicago and New York City? Also on your comment about Alex Jones, he may be off on dates but he has never been off on Ron Paul. Alex is one of the few who has always stood up for Ron, always. In my book that makes him a good man, period. Also, in Switzerland you are automatically in the Military when you turn the age of 18. And as for your "matter of policy" what part of "Shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

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New York is a Bad Example

Homocides in fact decreased in NYC after Giuliani got tough on gun seizures. Not necessarily saying one caused the other, but it's not a good example all the same.

It was in some study in the

It was in some study in the early 200s. I think it looked at several states that had passed major gun control legislation, and that was the only claim in favor of gun control from a point of efficiency.

Just because Alex Jones stands up for Ron Paul all the time doesn't make him a good man in my book, especially since he probably does that because he wants to maintain his viewership.

Re: Switzerland. Yes, I do not want to copy everything they do, just the good things!

In regards to the militia, I am saying that the Federal government may have some authority to mandate gun training, because they could argue that states that do not give their citizens gun training are not properly regulating their militia, which is a defense concern.

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Thats what I have been thinking on this matter

Who cares what Costas says or said? We are all still able to go buy our guns when we want to. He is ridiculous (as Dr. No pointed out no more or less ridiculous than some), but we are giving him way too much attention.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

The supply of demagogues

The supply of demagogues multiplies when tragedy strikes in proportion to the ease at which public perception is vulnerable.

NBC exploits a tragedy during a broadcast of an NFL game, where they knew many would be watching, in their pursuit of demagoguery, to proclaim, without a shred of evidence, that had the assailant not the specified tool of murder, both would be alive. Maybe, maybe not. But is the avenue which they used the proper time to hypothecate on what is nothing but hypotheticals, in an attempt to spread, what seems to be, a preconceived viewpoint?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

Maybe this graphic will clear things up...

When you think of NBC as the mouthpiece that protects the rest of GE's revenue pie, things make a little more sense.

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No wonder they're now blaming it on concussions.

God forbid they might take a peek at what pharmaceutical drugs were perscribed to him by his drug dealer, er, I mean, his pain specialist.

Does Costas Relies

That if J.B had never played football then his brain would not be mush and we would not be talking about this terrible moment. Where was the Teams Medical Staff when J.B. was complaining about having pain in his head? Or how about the meds he might have been taking? The firearm is the last thing anyone should be talking about.

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Costas should shut up about guns and stick to football.

No one is watching a game for lectures about taking away our right to own guns.

Soasta should also consider this: Maybe Belcher's girlfriend would be alive today if SHE had had a gun handy.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

was watching this live w/ my family

and it was a great opportunity to have a discussion with them about what the media is doing and the long-range plan the establishment is implementing of disarming the citizens of the US. It's a slow creep of loss of liberty and very few resist.
Unfortunately there are very few voices for liberty that are given a platform, so the onerous is on parents to "teach your children well". God bless liberty!

Ban Football!

It Kills!
Or better yet, ban Bob Costass... he makes me sick!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

So if he didn't have a gun,

So if he didn't have a gun, he would have used a knife or a baseball bat or whatever else. Should be ban knifes and bats?

The problem is the lack of controlling ones emotion, not the weapon.

actually ...Archie bunker has

actually ...Archie bunker has a better method...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzFWRPiNXOI

then, they will want to ban windows.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

For real!

Exactamundo.

And it's been said before, but: hands?! He coulda choked the poor woman, too.

What would the Founders do?

Steroids

While we're on the subject, I've always wondered whether OJ took steroids, because one of the side effects is outbursts of violence...

Even if he didn't, I imagine that pro-football players have more than their fair share of naturally ocurring steroids.

Maybe we should ban football.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

" because one of the side

" because one of the side effects is outbursts of violence..."

Actual proof? Documentation? There haven't been near enough studies done on steroids to determine this. It's another ,"weed will kill you and make you crazy" arguments. There is no evidence to support the whole "roid rage" BS. We should ban testosterone. Oh,it's naturally occurring, shyte. Steroids are relatively harmless aside from a few minor side effects.

Pro-Football Linebacker vs. an Equalizer

It seems to me that a pro-football linebacker could murder just about anyone he wanted to, without a weapon of any kind.

When guns are banned, it is his potential victims who are left defenseless. There's a reason why guns are called "equalizers."

Poison just isn't quick enough.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Guns do more harm than good?

Guns do more harm than good? By that logic, given the obesity rate in America, so too do forks.

Just Another Indicator...

...of the prevalence of anti-liberty belief to be found amongst this once-free populous, focused on this particular aspect of liberty...the fundamental liberty to keep and bear arms for whatever the reason.

Make no mistake, a huge percentage of 'gun owners' and of purported 'gun-rights' advocates are perfectly willing to and supportive of ceding government the power to control, regulate, restrict, prohibit, license and otherwise 'infringe' on the uninfringeable.

After-all, the NRA says this comports with the 'Second Amendment' and everyone knows that if it were not for the NRA, we wouldn't have any firearms in new america (sarcastic-puke).

That being said, why the surprise or the anger over a sports commentator who blathers the same mantra?

The day is fast approaching, boys and girls, when YOU are going to have to make a clear decision on actually fighting for liberty, or in bowing down to totalitarianism. The end-game approaches, I assess...

Pangea

I blame Pangea. If there was no land, there would be no rocks, and Abel could have been a real game changer. Now, we'll never know.

So what does he want us to do

Click our heels together three times and say I wish there were no more guns? I know lets make a magic law that all criminals obey, about them turning in their guns, first we need paper of obedience and a pen of of everybody believes, with unicorn blood for ink and you need harry potter to write the law.

So do you believe in magic or guns?

If Belcher didn't have a car

If Belcher didn't have a car or transportation to the stadium then he wouldn't have been able to kill himself there...

If I hadn't made so many D's in high school...

If FDR never signed embargos against Japan...

If no one ever had sad days...

If we all....

If...
If...

Southern Agrarian

OMG!!

I Heard this on FOX this morning and guess what they just said.

"Guns are doing more harm than good these days"

UNBELIEVABLE!

How do you just slip that in you sly FOX?!!!

Are 2nd amendment is going down the drain from NFL?!?!?! BOYCOTT NFL ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!! (College football is much more action anyways)

His name is Edward Snowden

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