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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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it's not like wives die from

it's not like wives die from being beaten by their husbands or anything....

Costas is being incredibly short-sighted...

IF bearing arms is outlawed, only outlaws will bear arms. (We, of course, include those statists who rule, but believe they are above the rule of law.)

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

We should all write Costas and give him a lesson

on what the 2nd Amendment means. And your right, monitor what these jackasses are up to but use that mainstream mind control sparingly.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Seems more than a little ironic and

a whole lot hypocritical that the PTB are attempting to kill people with vaccines, fluoride, barium, strontium, aluminum, dissecated blood (yep) unknown bacteris being sprayed by the ton from planes overhead, yet they have a problem with guns ? Do they fear we might wake up to the fact they're trying to literally and directly poison the planet and might try to do something about it.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

the only change would have

the only change would have been the headline. NFL player strangles girlfriend, jumps to own death from building.

Time to ban hands and tall

Time to ban hands and tall buildings! Think about the children!

Football

is mean't to give people a way to vent their frustrations. It's a tool of the powers that be to keep people from paying attention to REAL issues. Most sports are mean't to do that. I gave up on football when they stole all those houses from poor people in Dallas to build that stupid new stadium. Screw the lot of them!

skippy

Costas Comment

What happened to news reporters (and teachers) remaining unbiased while presenting the facts? Comments like this are naive and serve to convince controllers they are right about gun control. However, Australia banned citizens from owning guns. All the law-abiding citizens turned in their guns. Home invasion robberies of the elderly went up 300%! Report that Bob Costas! So you don't seem biased, you know.

http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/australia.html

And this from Great Britain:

http://brillianter.com/2008/11/british-gun-control-failure/

Good Post!

Replying to it as a way of bookmarking it.

I prefer the sword and bow society

Hand guns do not guarantee against a modern mechanized military who can easily control water supply, energy, food supply, and supply chains

Guns would cost a lot more in a free society there would be fewer guns available and probably would have been surpassed as a self defence tool

yep

murders almost never happened before the existence of guns. What a jackass.

Here is the Costas

Here is the Costas quote:

"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

I believe the termination of

I believe the termination of Hank Williams Jr. for displaying his political opinions warrants another termination of Bob Costas' job or else a double standard is in play. Keep it consistent NBC!!!

It Was ESPN That Fired Hank

Sunday Night Football (Costas) = NBC
Monday Night Football (Williams Jr.) = ESPN

Plus Williams was fired for comparing the president to Hitler, not just for revealing his personal politics.

But of course I certainly agree with you that Costas's rant was out of line.

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Yes, I realize it was ESPN. I

Yes, I realize it was ESPN. I should've elaborated on my comment, because it does sound as if it was NBC who terminated Williams' contract to use his song. I meant that NBC should follow the example set by ESPN.

Meanwhile how many dead/maimed from football injuries this year?

It is total propaganda.

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Right, how on earth could an NFL linebacker

kill a small woman and child without a gun?

Football

I watched it today to see the reactions. Seemed to me Ms. Perkins was just an after thought. Those former players and commentators should be ashamed of themselves. ie. the guy was a murderer was he not?

What an insult to Ms. Perkins and her family imo.

I have little respect for the NFL anymore.

donvino

Maybe

if OJ Simpson's son had not had knives in his kitchen, Simpson's ex-wife would be alive today.

Kill your television.

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Let's ban professional sports

Plenty of people have been injured or killed in professional sports, why don't we just ban all of them?

We might as well take it a

We might as well take it a few steps farther and address the ultimate source of dying. That being the act of living. Living is a dangerous thing. Therefore, we can only conclude that living should be banned and we should all euthanize ourselves now.

/sarc

Because we are libertarians?

Because we are libertarians?

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I think Brad was displaying

some "tongue in cheek" sarcasm...

"I am Troll fighter, number one"

-Ernest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxWb-ViejPg

Maybe

if the NFL did not have rules and equipment that virtually force players to use their heads as battering rams, his girlfriend would be alive today.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

If there weren't cars, then

If there weren't cars, then there won't be deadly car crashes. Confiscate all vehicles!!!