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Bob Costas Misses The Mark With Challenge To His Gun Critics

A gun by itself cannot kill; a person needs to be present to pull the trigger. Before the trigger can be pulled someone needs to fill the magazine with ammunition or slide a single bullet into the chamber. A gun cannot chamber a round by itself. Without completing these essential steps a gun is no more harmful than a rock, and less harmful than a knife or baseball bat.

This is common sense, but it seems to be lost on most gun control proponents. One TV personality in particular famously exposed his illogical perspective regarding gun violence during a rant at halftime of a Sunday Night Football game back in 2012. The broadcaster, Bob Costas, was making the comments after Kansas City Chief’s linebacker Jovan Belcher had murdered killed his girlfriend before taking his own life earlier in the week. Bob Costas said the following regarding the horrific situation:

‘In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection 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.”

This argument is akin to saying, if guns were magically banished from the face of the earth for eternity violence would completely cease to exist!

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This is an Appeal to

This is an Appeal to consequences. If "P" weren't present then the outcome would have been different.

If P (gun is present), then Q (death) will occur. Q is undesirable.
Therefore, P is true.

This is obviously false. There are a myriad ways to snuff out the life of another human being, none of which involve a gun.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan


Costas is fired like pierce morgan, I will watch football. Until then, To quote Bobby Boucher's momma: "Foosball is the devil!" LOL. too bad for the sponsors who are losing money because I don't see their wonderful ad's that prompt me to buy stuff!

Label Jars, Not People!

I dont understand

..how Costas hasn't been canned for his ridiculous politicizing and posturing during broadcasts.


because it's never been about ratings, it's always been about message control.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?


Yet another reason to cut the cord and stop feeding the beast.


On my Roku I watch Ben Swann, baseball, WWE, UFC, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon...there's really no logical reason to have cable at this point.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*